Edward J. Kurtyka Sr.

Born: Wed., Apr. 18, 1934
Died: Wed., Jul. 4, 2018


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sun., Jul. 08, 2018
Location: Jackman Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Mon., Jul. 09, 2018
Location: St. Denis Church

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Manchaug- Edward J. Kurtyka Sr., 84, passed away Wed. July 4, 2018 at St. Vincent’s Hospital after a period of declining health. He died with a strong faith in God, peacefully surrounded by his loving family, who never left his side.

He is survived by his loving companion, Barbara Bessette; 4 children: Edward J. Kurtyka Jr. of Oxford, Terry A. Pepin of Leicester, Debra L. Listewnik and her husband Kenneth of Oxford, and Ann M. Dodge and her husband Edward of Southbridge; 12 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren, who fondly knew him as “Puppy”; a sister Stella Plante of S. Grafton; several nieces and nephews, and many great friends, including his 3 Ed’s . He was predeceased by his former wife Beverly E. “Minnie” (Jones) Kurtyka, and 6 siblings, Frank, Stanley, and John Kurtyka Jr., and Josephine Fleszar, Helen Marshall, and Jennie White.

Born and raised in Manchaug, he was the son of John L. Sr. and Mary (Kostrezwa) Kurtyka and has lived in the area most of his life, attending Sutton Schools. He worked over 40 years for Wyman Gordon in Grafton up until his retirement in 1997. Ed had spent the winter seasons in Auburndale, FL., for the past 20 years, and was an active member of St. Joseph’s church there serving as an usher, and calling Bingo for the past several years. He was a 4th degree member of the Dr. Lawrence O’ Rourke Knights of Columbus Council # 4726. Edward raised his family in Oxford and was also a longtime member of St. Roch’s Church. He proudly served in the U.S Army as Specialist 3rd class during the Korean War. He enjoyed golfing, boating, camping, and traveling. He was a great man and will be missed by all. His family would like to thank the Cardiac, ICU, and Progressive units at St. V’s for their compassionate care and support to Ed, as well as the Jewish Home in Worcester.

His funeral will be held Mon. July 9 from Jackman Funeral Home, 12 Spring St., Whitinsville with a Mass at 11am in St. Denis Church, 23 Manchaug St., Douglas. Burial will follow in St. Denis Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home in Whitinsville* will be held Sun. July 8 from 4-7pm. Donations in Ed’s memory may be made to the: American Lung Assoc., 1661 Worcester Rd., Suite 301 Framingham, MA 01701.To leave a condolence message for his family please visit: http://www.JackmanFuneralHomes.com

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Judy and Len Hutchinson
   Posted Thu July 05, 2018
Our deepest sympathy and prayers going out to the family..

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