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Philip Sprague, 89

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Philip Joseph Sprague, 89, of North Adams, Mass., died, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, June 21, 2020, at his home.

He was born in North Adams, Mass., on January 17, 1931, a son of the late Gerald and Julia (LePak) Sprague. He attended schools in North Adams and graduated Drury High School. He enlisted in the US Army during the Korean Conflict, earning the rank of corporal. He was stationed overseas for more than a year in France. After his discharge on April 23, 1955, he married the love of his life, the former Veronica Boschetti.

Mr. Sprague was employed at Sprague Electric for more than 44 years. He served in the Yankee Division of the National Guard. He was a member of the American Legion Post 125 in North Adams. He enjoyed staying active, golfing at the North Adams Country Club and bowling. Most treasured were his walks with his wife, Verne.

Survivors include his wife, Veronica; two sons, Mark Sprague and his former wife, Elena, of North Adams, and Daniel Sprague and his wife Pat of Florida; his granddaughter, Christa Sprague; and two sisters, Eleanor Dalton of Adams, Mass., and Katherine Kolis of North Adams.

He was predeceased by three brothers, Cyril, Paul and Edward Sprague; and a sister, Geraldine Tepple.

Funeral notice: A private burial will be held in the Southview Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Care of the Berkshires through the Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Home Central Chapels, 74 Marshall St. North Adams, MA. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit

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Our sincerest condolences to Mrs. Sprague and the whole family. You both were an inspiration and model for true love! M
from: Barbara Wilsonon: 07-04-2020

Verne I am very sorry for your loss and wish to extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family.
from: Barbara Reardonon: 07-02-2020

Our sincere condolences to Verne, Mark, Dan, Pat, Elena and Christi. It was quite a surprise to us to read of Phil's passing as he was so active right up to the end. We would always see Phil and Verne walking the neighborhoods of North Adams together.
Such a great loss of a wonderful man. He will be missed by all.

Mike and Diane Pytko
from: Mike and Diane Pytkoon: 06-30-2020

Verne, so sorry to hear about Phil. He was a true gentleman in every sense of the word. Will always remember the good times at NACC. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.🙏
from: Kim Chapman on: 06-30-2020

Iím so very sorry to hear of the loss of such a wonderful and loving man... always a smile with his love by his side... sending my hugs and prayers ~
from: Cheryl Lefaveon: 06-30-2020

Our sincerest condolences to the Sprague family.
Many memories of years golfing at NACC, and seeing he and Verne out on their walks, so enjoyed running into them! Always so happy, always with a smile when with Verne.
from: Bill and Sheryl Morehouse on: 06-27-2020

Verne, we are so very sorry for your loss. Phil was such a wonderful man. Our sincerest sympathies are with you and your family.
from: Chris and Jeff Naughtonon: 06-27-2020

I remember Phil's family on Murray Avenue when I was growing up, great family. Brother Paul was one of my best friends, growing up, Phil was like a father to both of us.
So sorry for your loss.

All the Lashers from Park Ave.
from: Kenny Lasheron: 06-26-2020

So sorry for your loss. I loved seeing Phil and Verne walking on the street. He was always cheerful and happy and brightened my day. Sending my love to Vern and the family.
from: Barb Spragueon: 06-26-2020

Sincere condolences to Vern and all the family. So sad to hear the news
from: Frances buckleyon: 06-26-2020

Our deepest sympathy extended to Verne and family.
I remember Phil & Verne to be such kind people when I grew up on Murray Avenue. Even now many years later, seeing you both walking with such smiles on your faces - put a smile on my face too.
Tammy (Hurlbut) Wright
from: Tammy Wrighton: 06-25-2020

Verne and family, Iím so sad to learn of Philís passing. He was a true gentleman, always with a smile on his face & ready to greet those he passed while walking with the love of his life, Verne whom he cared for with the ultimate level of kindness. He was a true inspiration of a caring, loving person. He will be missed.
Judy Nimmons
Retired secretary of St. Francis/St. Elizabeth churches.
from: Judy nimmonson: 06-25-2020

Dan, Pat and family I am extremely saddened to hear of Phil's passing. I've enjoyed many wonderful conversations and a drink or two with both of your parents. He was a dear sweet man whom I thought very highly of. RIP my friend. You're all in my thoughts and prayers.
from: Joe Beverlyon: 06-25-2020

So sorry to hear about Phil. Such a great person. Love you Verne keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless
from: Dolly Trottieron: 06-25-2020

Verne and family. So sorry to hear of Phil's passing. We had some good times together when we were neighbors. He will be missed. Lou and Sheila Puricelli
from: Sheila Puricellion: 06-24-2020

Sincere condolences Verne and family Phil will surely be missed by all. Thoughts and prayers ....hugs. !
from: Jim Luczynskion: 06-24-2020

Our family is so sorry to hear about Phil! Our hearts are with you during this difficult time. Please give hugs to Verne for us. Love to all.
from: The Harpin'son: 06-24-2020

Verne and family, our sincere sympathy in the passing of Phil. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Gwen & Woody Boillat
from: Gwen Boillaton: 06-24-2020

My deepest sympathies to Verne and your family at this sad time. Phil was a great fellow, and I know you all will be comforted by your wonderful memories of better times.
Love and prayers,
from: Terry Tafton: 06-24-2020

Verne, Dan and Pat, Mark, Elena and Christi, please accept our sincere sympathy. Your dad/Grand dad was a class act. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Love John and Carol Greenbush
from: Caol Greenbushon: 06-24-2020

sorry for your loss I rember seeing and and his wife usually walking around downtown and we always said goodmorning and asked how we each were I so sorry for your loss god bless you all
from: William Sprowsonon: 06-24-2020

Sprague family; Sorry for your loss. Phil was great person and I have known him since I was a child. Lived in the neighborhood. The Spragues have always been close friends.
from: Paul Horbalon: 06-24-2020

Vern,my heart goes out to you! So sorry for your loss! I will keep you in my prayers!!! 🙏🙏
from: Gigi Shawon: 06-24-2020

I remember Phil's family on Murray Avenue when I was growing up there--great family
from: chip farleyon: 06-24-2020

Sorry to hear of Philís passing. I loved seeing Verne and Phil walking together so much love between them
from: Chris Howardon: 06-24-2020

Vern,my heart goes out to you! So sorry for your loss! I will keep you in my prayers!!! 🙏🙏
from: Gigi Shawon: 06-24-2020

Pat & Dan. I was so sorry to read that Phil passed. My thoughts and prayers are with Vern and your family during this extremely difficult time.
from: Cathy Bonaon: 06-24-2020

I am so very sorry your loss. He was a true gentleman and will be greatly missed.
from: Jason M. LaForeston: 06-24-2020

Dan,Pat and. Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Philís passing. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers...
Love, Chrissy
from: Chris Milesion: 06-23-2020

Vern Joan and I send our condolences. Phil was a true gentleman and friend. our prayers are with you.
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