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September 21, 1929 - February 2, 2021
“To live in the hearts of those you leave behind is not to die”
Eugene “Gene” McCue, 91, of Chicopee and formerly of West Springfield, passed away peacefully on February 2, 2021 at Willimansett East Nursing Center in Chicopee. He was born on September 21, 1929 in Somerville, MA to Daniel L. and Mary Ellen (O’Malley) McCue. Gene was a graduate of Boston College and Bentley College, where he received Bachelor Degrees. He served in the Army, stationed in Baumholder, Germany as a Morse Code Radio Communication Interceptor. Gene was a retired vice president at Mercy Hospital and former chairman of the Board of Mt. St. Vincent Nursing Home. He was a fellow and past president of the Mass Chapter of the Hospital Financial Management Association and a member of the College of Hospital Administrators. Gene was a communicant of St. Mary, Mother of Hope Church, where he served as a Eucharistic Minister and Altar Server. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 38 years, the former Marion Butler, his brother, Arthur and his wife, Helen, his sister, Mary McQuilkin and her husband, John, his brother, Daniel and his wife, Catherine, his brother, Rev. Richard T. McCue and brother-in-law, Thomas Puorro and sister-in-law, Ruth McCue. Gene leaves his beloved wife of 26 years, Patricia Deni (Kennedy) McCue, sons, James and his wife, LeeAnn of Charlotte, NC and Richard of Land O’ Lakes, FL daughters, Kathleen Ryan and her husband, Joseph of Dover, NH and Mary DuBois and her husband, Michael of Hampton, NH and Dianne Louk and her husband, David of Fort Collins, CO; nine grandchildren, David DuBois (Ashley), Michelle Swajanen (Jeff) and Dianne DuBois, Robert Ryan (Ariel Bierig), Teresa Ryan, Jennifer Schloss (Lee), Christopher McCue, Katelyn Munger (Beau) and Jessica Louk; 4 great grandchildren; two step daughters, Erin Kennedy and Colleen Champagne; brother, Joseph McCue of NH and sister, Jeanette Puorro of CA. Gene’s family is grateful and wishes to thank the dedicated staff and caregivers at Willimansett East for the love, support and compassionate care he received during his stay. A walk through wake will be held on Monday, February 8, 2021 from 4 to 6 pm at the Cierpial Memorial Funeral Home on 61 Grape St. in Chicopee. On Tuesday, February 9th, a Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 56 St. Anthony St. in Chicopee at 10 am. Burial with military honors will follow at St. Thomas Cemetery in West Springfield. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Servants of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Poor, Queen of Peace Convent, 3119 Pesa Ave., El Paso, TX 79905, Attn: Sister Maria Cuesta. Due to Covid 19, those attending please remember social distancing and wear a mask.