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May 12, 1934 ~ April 1, 2022 (age 87)


WESTFIELD – Barbara Louise Machietto, 87, passed away on Friday, April 1, 2022, at the Jewish Nursing Home in Longmeadow, MA.

Barbara was born on May 12, 1934, in Westfield, MA to William Lent and Carolyn Elizabeth Lent (Saunders).

Barbara will be remembered for her active lifestyle. She was always on the go, off to her next project or successfully checking off the next item on her to-do list. Barbara was a talented piano player and an avid gardener who loved nature. She enjoyed sharing beautiful floral arrangements with her family and friends. She was a member of Southwick Congregational Church, where she enjoyed singing in the choir.

Barbara volunteered for the past 10 years at the Agawam Senior Center. She dedicated her time 5 days a week, which was her greatest joy. She received an award from the Mayor of Agawam for her time and hard work.

Barbara is predeceased by her parents William and Carolyn Lent and her previous husband Elio Machietto whom she remained great friends with throughout her life.

Barbra leaves her sons Thomas Machietto of Southwick, MA and Mark Machietto and his wife Cheryl of Southwick, MA, her daughter Carole Machietto of Agawam, MA, her sister Betty Guess of Southwick MA, niece Lori Hotten and her husband Chuck Hooten, & nephew Michael Bryant of Southwick MA. grandchildren: Nathan and his wife Gail, Andrew and his wife Elizabeth, Rene Machietto, and Elaine Machietto, her great-grandchildren Brooks and Collins, along with many friends.

Barbara’s family extends a special thank you to Ellen and Caitlin and the entire team from Spectrum Hospice along with Talin from the Reflections Unit at The Arbors Assisted Living at Westfield.

In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation to Alzheimer’s Research, 620 Sea Island Road, Suite 324, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

Family and friends are invited to gather for a period of visitation on Monday, April 11, 2022, from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at Avalon Life Celebration Center & Cremation Services, LLC, 691 College Hwy, Southwick, MA 01077

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Gathering of Family and Friends
April 11, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Avalon Life Celebration Center


Alzheimer's Research Foundation
620 Sea Island Road, Suite 324, St. Simons Island GA 31522

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