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Henry Lawrence Turban

April 27, 1934 ~ January 12, 2019 (age 84)
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Henry L. Turban, 84, died peacefully Saturday evening at Cooley Dickinson Hospital surrounded by his family who he loved unconditionally. Henry was born and raised in Glendale, NY, moved to Northampton after High School as a young man, and lived in Easthampton for the past 59 years. He was a retired Optical Polisher for Kollmorgen Corporation in Northampton MA. He also worked for the Town of Easthampton for many years. He was a parishioner and member of the former Men’s club at Our Lady of the Valley Parish in Easthampton, MA, a member of the Northampton Elks Club, and a member of the Knights of Columbus in Northampton. He was a very talented accordion player who played for the Melodaires Band for some 60 years. A true New Englander, Henry was a huge Boston Red Sox fan and an avid New England Patriots fan. He loved playing music, he taught music and accordion to dozens of children in the 60’s and 70’s. He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 59 years, Janet (Beaudoin) Turban; two beloved sons: Paul Turban and his wife Bonnie; and Jeffrey Turban. He also leaves his sisters-in-law Joan Turban and Sandra Turban; six beautiful grandchildren: Scott, Jill, Jennifer, Heather, Brett and Kristin, and many nieces and nephews along with 8 Great Grandchildren. Henry was predeceased by his parents, Anna and Peter Turban, and his older brother, Peter Turban and his younger brother Richard. He will be remembered for his charming sense of humor, his kindness and his infinite capacity of giving to others. His charming personality and quick humor brought a smile to everyone in his presence. In return, he was surrounded by amazing friends whose care and love showed what defines lifelong friendships. The family will always be grateful to this wonderful group of friends. The world will never be the same without Henry, and while we would give anything to have more time with him, we know that he will be watching over us with those beautiful blue eyes. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 10am at the Our Lady of the Valley Parish, 33 Adams Street, Easthampton, MA. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 from 4-7pm at the GRAHAM FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, 18 Adams Street, Easthampton, MA. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of the Valley Parish, C/O The Beautification Fund, 33 Adams Street, Easthampton, MA 01027. Please visit, for services and online condolences.

Donations may be made to:

Our Lady of the Valley Parish C/O Beautification Fund
33 Adams Street, Easthampton MA 01027

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