SPRINGFIELD - Aline E. (Gendron) Durej, 82, Ascended Into the Journey of Everlasting Life, March 3, 2012 from her home. Born and educated in Springfield she was a daughter of the late, Romeo and Aurore Gendron. Prior to her retirement, Aline was employed in the operating room of Baystate Medical Center. Aline was a faithful parishioner of Sacred Heart Church, Springfield. In her retirement, she loved taking walks, meeting new people, working "word search" puzzles, and viewing her favorite soap operas. She enjoyed watching TV Land, and socializing with her friends. She will be remembered most as the devoted matriarch of a tight-knit, loving family. Her kindness and generosity extended to all who knew her, and she was a second mother to many of her children's friends. Her family, especially, will always treasure her words of wisdom and engaging sense of humor. Aline was predeceased by her husband, Stanley Durej. She is survived by her loving children, Steven Durej and his wife, Cynthia "Cindy" of East Longmeadow, Ronald and Jay Durej of Granby, CT, Mary Muddiman of Springfield. Aline was the cherished grandmother to Steven Durej Jr and his wife Michelle, Dustin M. Durej and his wife Pariesa, Michael Durej, Kelly Durej, Cory Muddiman and his wife Claire, Eric Muddiman, and Alex Muddiman. Aline also leaves 3 adored great grandchildren, Grace, Aubrey, Cameron; along with many extended family members. Gathering for relatives and friends will take place on Friday (Mar. 9th) from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Forastiere Smith Funeral Home (413) 525-2800, 220 North Main St., East Longmeadow. Funeral services will be held on Saturday (Mar.10th). Everyone is asked to assemble in the funeral home by 8:30 AM, for ceremonies which will begin at 8:45AM. A procession will form and journey to Sacred Heart Church, 395 Chestnut St., Springfield for a Liturgy of Christian Burial which will be offered at 10:00AM. Aline will be laid to rest in St. Michael's Cemetery, Springfield. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to an organization of the donor's intention. wwwforastierefuneralhome.com.