Here, again, in our last issue of the year, we remember Springfield-area people who have died in the past year. Each has a story that could fill a book. None is more important than another. We gave our own writers freedom to do longer essays on a few; readers were asked to keep their tributes short so we could include more. We are pleased to publish 35 reader-submitted memorials this year and more are online. Reading these obituaries together reminds us how much our town has lost in one year. Reading any one of them carefully reminds us how much over many years we all have gained. –Fletcher Farrar, editor and CEO

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