Condolence & Memory Journal

Posted by Robert Hetsko    October 08, 2018

He was such a nice person i was a student in the holyoke works cna program and he was so inspirational letting me know going back to school should definitely be a goal an never stop climbing the success ladder. rip you will be missed.

Posted by Theresa Chapman - Springfield, MA   July 21, 2018

Larry, so many great memories over so many years. I will miss you dearly and keep your family and all your friends in my thoughts and prayers.


Posted by Bob Biela - Bricgewater, MA   May 22, 2017

I was a classmate of Larry's in the intermediate and high schools in South Hadley. He was well thought of. A real solid guy. I am sorry to hear of his passing away and I extend my deepest condolences to his loved ones.

Posted by Ben Clancy - Rota, Spain   May 07, 2017

My deepest condolensces to you and your family. I am very sorry for your loss and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Halina Czech - Springfield, MA - Teacher   April 27, 2017

My sincere sympathy to the family of Larry Bay. He was such a wonderful, caring dedicated person to his work and family. Always thinking of making a difference in the life of others through his work as an educator and director. I got to know him through work many years ago and he has always been there on top of what was the best. He was a hard worker. He will truly be missed, may he rest in peace.
Marie N. from Dept of Ed./ACLS

Posted by A friend   April 21, 2017

My profound sympathy to Angelika ad Karina on the untimely death of your husband and father. My thoughts and prayers are with you both at this time of loss and separation.

Posted by Richard Meehan - Holyoke, MA   April 20, 2017



Posted by LULDEZ    April 19, 2017

My prayers go out to the Bay family i am so sorry for your loss Larry was a great person and will always be remembered he was my friend and he was a amazing man

Posted by A friend   April 19, 2017

Lawrence Bay you was a amazing person you had so much life in you and joy that its hard to say good bye to a good friend you will truly be missed always in our hearts and mine you told me to keep my head up and that good this will come i will always keep my head up and remember that you had faith in me i want to say thank you for being there for me you will be missed but never for gotten rest with the Angel God bless you

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Posted by luldez Gonzalez - SPRINGFIELD, MA   April 19, 2017

Posted by ANA RODRIGUEZ - HOLYOKE, MA   April 19, 2017

Posted by Ana Rodriguez - Holyoke, MA   April 19, 2017

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Posted by A friend   April 19, 2017


I am so sad for your lose. I worked with Larry for so many years. He was always so passionate and kind. I will truly miss him.

Posted by A friend   April 19, 2017

I am so so sad to hear of Larrys passing. I really looked up to him and admired him for all the help and compassion he had for all his students. I'm so sorry for your loss. He really helped me to get my G. E. D. I'll never forget him. Wish I made a trip to Ma. Earlier to pay a visit to Holyoke Works and see all friends I had there.

Posted by Janet Lord - Arundel, ME   April 18, 2017

I worked with Larry several years ago and we were current work associates. I cannot yet believe he is gone. He was such a loving, giving person and will be missed so very much. Words cannot express how deeply loved he was. My condolences to his family. We will all miss him so very much. May he rest in peace.

Adelaida Zayas Fortier

Posted by Adelaida Zayas Fortier - Springfield, MA   April 18, 2017


My deepest condolences to the Larry Bay family. He was a caring friend always there to help. He will be missed. RIP Mr. Bay.

Posted by Carmen Sanchez - Holyoke, MA - Friend   April 18, 2017

I am so sad and sorry for the lost of such a wonderful, caring, compassionate, funny, happy, easy going man. Always cared for others. A true gentleman. I will always remember you Larry. It was an honor to have met you and worked for you. My heart felt condolences to Angelika, Karina, his parents, and his brother and sister. May the Lord comfort you in this moment of grief and pain. Good bye Larry, RIP

Posted by Lydia Soto - Holyoke, MA   April 17, 2017

Larry and I worked together on a few projects over the past few years. I was always impressed by his gentle, thoughtful demeanor. Even behind closed doors he displayed a deep commitment to his clients. Conversations with him were always fun and interesting, reflecting his honesty, wide-ranging knowledge and intelligence. I will miss him.

Rick Cabral

Posted by Rick Cabral - Friend   April 17, 2017

Angela and Karina,
I can not put into words all of the emotions I am currently feeling. Larry is (always will be) a very special person and no one can or will ever take his place. Whomever tries has some mighty big shoes to fill He had a giant heart and always put others first. He will always have a special place in my heart.
My prayers for you and your extended family. May God bless you all.

Posted by June Jones - South Hadley, MA   April 17, 2017

Angela and Karina,

My thoughts and prayers are with you. He adored you both. He always put the students first and will be greatly missed.

Posted by A friend   April 17, 2017

Posted by Sheila Kelly    April 17, 2017

Bay Family
When I first started at the Skills Center in 1978, Larry was one of the first people I met. We hit it off right away. He always had the students' best interest in mind and was a dedicated teacher and later years a dedicated administrator. When I think of Larry I'll be reminded of that, his passion for the Detriot Tigers and all the laughs we had. RIP Larry.

Posted by Ray Williamson - Ludlow   April 17, 2017

If the after-life is a reflection of the memories we share of our friends and loved ones, Larry's after-life will be full of doing for others and trying to make the world a better place. And it will be full of good food, humor and fishing. We will miss him.

Posted by A friend   April 17, 2017

Bay Family:
I worked with Larry for many years. He was a great man with a great sense of humor and a real passion for helping his students achieve their dreams. RIP Larry

Posted by Barry Metayer - Wilbraham, MA   April 17, 2017

What a shocking loss, all of us who worked with Larry in Holyoke are deeply saddened by his passing.

I can't count how many committees and projects we worked on together over the 25 years we knew one another: in all of them Larry was focused, patient, intelligent, funny, open, and hard-working. If Larry was on a project, you knew it would be done right. He wasn't afraid to speak his mind - he was a heart-felt advocate for the many students who were helped by HolyokeWorks. He will be so missed by us all!

My condolences to his family & friends. Please know how much Larry was loved & respected in his professional life. He will always be remembered and his good works live on.

May his memory be a blessing.

Posted by Naomi Klayman - Holyoke, MA   April 17, 2017

Angela- I am so sorry about Larry's passing. He was a wonderful man, always managing to make folks smile even on the worst of days. My heart goes out to you, with love and sympathy.

Posted by Dori McCormack - Greenfield, MA   April 17, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughter. Larry was a very special man, he will be deeply missed.

Posted by Carol Ann Novogroski - Westfield, MA   April 16, 2017


To the Bay family, I was so socked when I saw Larry's name in the obituary.. I was just thinking of him on April 1st, as I also do..was saying to myself I should just pop in and pay him a visit. I worked with Larry at the Skills Center..he was one of the best, great personality, cook and refinishing furniture... I will never forget you Larry. RIP

Posted by Lucille (Caba) Suprenant - Feeding Hills, MA   April 16, 2017

You were the greatest person I have ever known, and I told you, you were! I will always be greatful to have known you. Im truly sadden that just a day earlier you were with all of us (Holyoke works CNA graduation) so happy and honored. I will always remember your words with love and the words I express infront of everyone of you and our teacher Ms Ramos. I pray for comfort and peace for your family and all the people that truly loved you! You will always be missed! RIP my dear Larry! God bless

Posted by Ivette Villanueva - Springfield, MA   April 16, 2017

Posted by Angie Otero    April 16, 2017

Although we did not know him.... He sounded like a like a good man with a passion for life and his family. Our deepest sympathy for all who loved him

Posted by Kathy Baush - Westfield, MA   April 16, 2017

To Angela & Katrina
My thoughts and prayers are you both. Larry will be deeply missed.

Posted by Marilyn Maldonado - Holyoke, MA   April 16, 2017