Dennis P. Kulesza

January 18, 1945 ~ August 27, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old
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Douglas- Dennis P. Kulesza, 78, of Manchaug St. passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2023 at his home after a period of declining health. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Elaine A. (Fortier) Kulesza.

       He is also survived by 3 children, Kathleen A. Kulesza of Worcester, Pamela J. Cochis and her husband Robert of Apex, NC, Kevin D. Kulesza and his wife Hang of Douglas; 5 grandchildren, Thomas Kulesza of Douglas,Justin Kulesza and his wife Bryana of Uxbridge, Matthew Cochis and Sarah Cochis of Apex, NC, and Samantha Kulesza of Douglas; 1 great- granddaughter, Sophie Kulesza; 4 siblings, Valerian N. Kulesza of Worcester, Donna H. Ruskin of Centerville, Susan J. Kusz of Fiskedale, and Sharon A. Giangregorio of Bourne; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and good friends. He was brother of the late Ronald J. Kulesza.

       Born in Worcester on January 18, 1945 he was the son of Valerian P. and Agnes T. (Oveka) Kulesza and grew up in the Vernon Hill section of Worcester. He was educated from St. Mary’s primary school and graduated from South High class of 1963.

Dennis worked 27 years as a painter for General Motors in Framingham and then transferred to their Baltimore plant where he retired in 1994. After retirement, he owned and operated his own painting business D&E painting for 20 years. He was a member of the United Auto Workers Union and St. Denis Church where he passed the collection basket. An avid New England Sports team fan, he was a local little league and soccer coach, never missing one of his kid’s or grandkids sporting events while they were growing up. He belonged to the Sokol Pitch League as well as Blissful meadows golf league, and never missed Friday morning coffee hour with his buddies at the Goodness Store. He was an avid golfer who loved fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.  He was also very proud of his Polish Heritage.

His Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, September 8th at 11 AM in St. Denis Church, 23 Manchaug St., Douglas. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to: St. Denis Church, 23 Manchaug St., Douglas 01516, or to a charity of one’s choice. To leave a condolence message for his family please visit:


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Funeral Mass
September 8, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Denis Cemetery, St. Denis Church, Manchaug St


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