Jace X. Paduano

February 14, 2012 ~ June 20, 2018 (age 6)
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Russell - Our beautiful baby boy Jace X. Paduano, 6, passed away tragically on June 20, 2018.  Jace was born in Springfield on February 14, 2012 to Louis T. Paduano and Sarah I. Prinner.  He was a student at Chester Elementary School.  His laugh was contagious and his smile lit up the hearts of everyone.  He loved to snuggle with his mommy, get ‘footie rubs” and to be sang to.  He adored reading books, watching football and playing “tickle monster” with his daddy.  His twin brother Jayden was always by his side, climbing, swinging and playing with his “partner in crime.”  He may not have been able to say the words, “I Love You,” but he showed us his love in his own amazing and special way.  Jace is survived by his parents Louis Paduano and Sarah Prinner, and his twin brother Jayden M. Paduano, his maternal grandparents Vicki Smith-Breen, William Breen, Gary Prinner and his partner Lisa Ortega and was predeceased by his grandfather Marc D. Smith, paternal grandparents: Patricia Hammonds, Julius Shuler, and Lynn Saunders-Shuler.  He was dearly loved by his aunts and uncles: Tanner Smith, Joshua Soto, Jason Jesse, Andrew Chartier, Cassandra Chartier, Christina Chartier, Patty-Ann Soto, Shyann Diskin, Elizabeth Jesse, and Julius Shuler.  Great grandparents: William Kenealy, Marie Kenealy, Louis E. Paduano, and great great grandmother Irene Kenealy. predeceased by Phyllis Kenealy and Anna C. Paduano.  Along with many more devoted aunts, uncles and cousins.  He will be dearly missed by his school family and friends at Chester Elementary School and the entire Gateway Regional School District.  Friends and family are asked to gather Saturday June 30th from 12-4PM, at the VFW Post 664, 384 Huntington Road, Russell, MA 01071 to celebrate the life of Jace.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to People’s Bank, C/O Jayden Paduano,281 E. Main Street, Westfield, MA 01085 or to a GoFundME at Please visit for Jace’s memorial page.

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