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Denise Michelle (Byrne) Byrne

September 3, 1971 ~ February 9, 2020 (age 48)

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Denise M. Byrne, 48, of Westfield, MA, died February 9, 2020, with her loving family and friends by her side. 

Denise is predeceased by her father Francis Byrne, and her nephew, Sean Byrne.  Denise is survived by her beloved son Aidan Perez, her loving mother Gertrude (Morin) Byrne, both of Westfield, MA, and her sweetheart Glenn Wilcox of New Hartford, CT.   She is also survived by her brother Kevin Byrne and his wife Lisa, of Templeton MA, her sister Theresa (Byrne) Benoit and her husband Robert of Springfield, MA, her sister Shelia Byrne and her partner John Polito Jr. of Palmer, MA, her nephew Ryan Jaskulski and his partner Anthony Girard of Westfield, MA, her niece Erin (Byrne) MacDonald and her husband Scott of Plymouth, MA, as well as aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends, who truly brought the color and the life to Denise’s world.  She also leaves behind her two beloved dogs, Zelda and Jane, to the care of her love Glenn.

Denise graduated from Agawam High School in 1989, and from Bay Path College in 1991, with a degree in Fashion Retail Merchandising.  She spent much of her career working in high end retail stores, and loved nothing more than bringing beauty to people’s lives through fashion.   She loved to travel to exotic places and see the world, and the beach was her happy place. 

Denise’s family would like to extend a special heart-felt thank you to Dr. Barbara Greco, as well as the staff at the Dialysis Center of Western Mass.  Denise always said that everyone needs the kind of care she received from Dr. Greco and we are endlessly thankful for her. 

The Public is invited to a celebration of Denise’s life, to be held at Avalon Life Celebration Center & Cremation Services, 691 College Hwy., Southwick, Massachusetts on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 10am.  Please bring your happy memories of Denise with you, to truly celebrate her life.    

In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation in Denise's memory to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, online donations may be made by CLICKING HERE you may also mail donations to JDRF, 200 Vasey St. 28th Floor, New York, New York 10281 or the National Kidney Foundation, online donations may be made by CLICKING HERE  you may also mail your donation by CLICKING HERE to print a mail in donation form.  Type 1 Diabetes may have taken Denise’s independence, and eventually her life, but it could not ever touch her spirit, which lives on in the hearts of everyone who knew her.


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Celebration of Life
February 15, 2020

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Avalon Life Celebration Center and Cremation Services
691 College Hwy. PO Box 930
Southwick, MA 01077

Sharing of Happy Memories and Stories

Avalon Life Celebration Center and Cremation Services
691 College Hwy. PO Box 930
Southwick, MA 01077


Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundatoin
200 Vesey St. 28th Floor, New York NY 10281
Web: http://jdrf.org

National Kidney Foundation - Finance Department
30 E. 33rd. St., New York NY 10016
Web: http://kidney.org

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