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1 of 7 | Posted by: Mary Bell

“So sorry for your loss. Squire was one of my favorite customers. He bought a car from us and I always enjoyed his visits to the dealership and our...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Rich Cahillane - Northampton, MA

“I am so sorry for your loss. Pouring out your deepest emotions to God in prayer can bring much comfort. Please accept my sincere condolences. ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Pat

“It seems so unfair that death should have the power to take away someone you love. And when it happens, the thought of never again being able to talk...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: A friend

“Squire Larry was a very special friend of the Pres Hills. He enlivened many a Tanglewood picnic and Super Bowl party. Thank you, Larry, for being...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: A friend

“Sorry to hear about Squire's passing. I worked with him at Springfield College and he was always pleasant. My prayers to you and your family. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Debra Newbrough

Never Boring!
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Loren “Squire” Joseph Bressor, 89, of West Granby, beloved husband for 53 years of Carol (Yocum) Bressor, passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017, in Suffield. Born in Northampton, MA on September 12, 1928, son of the late Earl Paul and Mary (Dziock) Bressor, he was raised in Northampton, MA and was a graduate of Lyndon Academy in Lyndonville, VT. After high school, Squire enlisted in the US Army and served during World War II in the Pacific Theater. After his honorable discharge as a Corporal, he continued his education at Springfield College and graduated with the Class of 1958 and he later went on to receive his Masters from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Squire was a natural athlete and a coach at heart. He loved all sports and cheered for his favorite New England teams throughout his life, the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. However, his favorite sport was tennis. He worked as a tennis coach and a teaching professional for most of his career and he kept in touch with many of the young men and women he mentored over the years up until the time of his passing. Over the years, Squire coached students at UMass, Westfield State University, and at Springfield College. Westfield State University, recognized Squire for his many years of coaching excellence by inducting him in the college’s Hall of Fame after his retirement. Most of all, Squire will be remembered as a person of varied interests who gave back to his community whenever he had the opportunity. He served on the Town of Granby Parks and Recreation Board for many years and was instrumental in building the tennis court at Salmon Brook Park. He was a member of the Simsbury United Methodist Church for many years and ran Squire’s College of Knowledge for several Men’s Groups throughout the community. He was always ready to give someone a book or a pen and kind uplifting word, encouraging them to continue their education, finish their degree, and never lose their thirst for knowledge. In his spare time, he enjoyed listening to classical and jazz music, reading, especially books on history, sailing with his friends off the coast of Cape Cod, and cross-country and downhill skiing. He stayed active throughout his life and even competed in the Senior Games in Connecticut and Vermont winning titles in tennis and skiing. Besides his loving wife, he leaves a sister-in-law, Lois Sue DeBonis and her husband Frank of Newton, NJ; four nephews, Steven Banas and his wife Lisa of Rochester, NY, Paul Banas and his wife Jeanne of South Hadley, MA, Bruce Banas of Northampton, MA, and Frank C. DeBonis and his wife Shari of Andover, MA; a niece, Lynn Banas of South Hadley, MA; four cousins, J. Holden Camp and his wife Henriette of Eastham, MA, Jon Camp and his wife Kathy of South Hadley, MA, Joy Gulla and her husband Richard of Medford, MA, and Mary Bell and her husband Richard of Constable, NY; and many great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Mary Banas; and two nieces, Suzanne and Melissa. His family will receive friends on Saturday, November 4, 10-11 a.m., followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m., at the Simsbury United Methodist Church, 799 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in the Massachusetts State Veterans Cemetery in Agawam, MA. Squires family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Westfield State Foundation, Inc., Attn: Squire Bressor Owl Athletics, P.O. Box 1630, Westfield, MA 01085, www.westfieldalumni.org/make-a-gift or to the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104, www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org,; or to UMass Attn: Friends of the Library, Marching Band Uniform Fundraiser, or Athletics, Records and Gifts Processing, Memorial Hall, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 134 Hicks Way, Amherst, MA 01003-9915 or to www.umass.edu/giving. Hayes-Huling & Carmon Funeral Home in Granby has care of the arrangements. For online condolences please visit, www.carmonfuneralhome.com.