Glenn R. Yarnell
Updated: Oct 25, 2020
Easthampton - Glenn R. Yarnell, 73, died at Cooley Dickinson Hospital on September 23, 2020 after a short battle with cancer. Born on June 1, 1947 he was the son of Roy and Marjorie (Whitaker) Yarnell. Glenn grew up in East Longmeadow and was a 1965 graduate of East Longmeadow High School. He had a very long and happy career in the car industry working as a service manager and also warranty manager for Fathers & Sons Auto Group.
In 1969 he married the love of his life Kathleen M. ( Blanchette) Yarnell and they shared 51 years of marriage together. Glenn and Kathy raised their family in Easthampton and were communicants of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and the former Notre Dame Church where he was a member of the senior choir and served on the parish council. He was also a board member and coach in Easthampton Little League and Easthampton Lassie League. Glenn had a love of classic cars and was a member of the Pioneer Valley GTO Association.
He will be dearly missed by his wife Kathleen, his son Glenn Yarnell, Jr. and his wife Joan Giovannini of Springfield, and his daughter Kristin Cabrini and her husband Christopher of Easthampton. He was a loving grandfather to Emilia Giovannini-Yarnell and Kailyn and Colby Cabrini. He also leaves several nieces and nephews and his beloved sister Lynn Hanks of Wilbraham. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother-in-law Earle Hanks. All are welcome to meet for a funeral Mass at Our Lady of the Valley Parish, 33 Adams Street in Easthampton, at 10 AM on Wednesday, September 30th with the burial to follow in Saint Brigid's Cemetery. Calling hours will be held at the Boucher-O'Brien Funeral Home, 7 Pleasant Street, Easthampton on Tuesday evening, September 29th from 6-8 PM. Memorial donations may be made to the Beautification Fund of Our Lady of the Valley Parish or the American Cancer Society.