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Alice M. (Tarpinian) Pegoraro

January 11, 1935 ~ August 2, 2020 (age 85)


Alice (Tarpinian) Pegoraro, age 85, of Monson, formerly of Springfield, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, August 2, 2020. She was born in Springfield on January 11, 1935. She was the daughter of Sophie L. (Oundjian) Tarpinian-Anagnostopoulos and Kizer Tarpinian. Her stepfather was Vasilios Anagnostopoulos. Alice graduated from the former Technical High School in 1952. She worked at the former William Carter Company and then graduated from the post-high school Medical Assistant course at the former Trade High School in 1954. She worked as a Laboratory Assistant at the former Springfield Hospital and later as a Medical Assistant in physicians’ offices in Springfield. Alice was a past member of the Springfield Symphony Chorus. She later was a Product Demonstrator for Batcheller Belles, Inc. and other agencies for 26 years. She also tutored for Literacy Volunteers of America and volunteered at Wing Memorial Hospital.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 56 years, William J. Pegoraro in 2014. They were married at Sacred Heart Church in Springfield on October 5, 1957. She is survived by their four beloved sons, William Jr. and his wife Peggy of Monson, Alan and his wife Karen of Chesterfield, VA, Victor and his wife Debbie of Hampden, and John of Monson. She was predeceased by her sister, Margaret (Tarpinian) Viens of Chicopee in 2005 and her brother Murad of Fitchburg in 2013. She leaves a dear sister, Adrien (Tarpinian) Bedore of El Cajon, CA. Alice is also survived by four beloved grandchildren, Gina Desmond (Steven)  of New York City, Dominick of Monson, Burton Pegoraro (Kristie) of Richmond, VA and Tyler Pegoraro (Katie) of Raleigh, NC, as well as several nieces and nephews and longtime friend Effie Sargent.

Funeral Services for Alice will be held privately by her family.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Children’s Miracle Network at Baystate Medical Center, 280 Chestnut St., Springfield, MA, 01199. Nowak Funeral & Cremation Services of Springfield is assisting with all funeral arrangements. For online condolences, please visit

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