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“One year has passed and wanting your family to know that as a classmate you will always be remembered as a great guy, ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: helen gurska - salem, NH - Friend

“Rest in peace old friend from Carter Park ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Donald Miller - Chelsea, MA

“Celebrating the life of a good man and mourning his passing with you. Praying that you'll find comfort in your memories of John and in the knowledge...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Calvin Brown - Chelsea, MA

“So sorry for your loss Fran.May your beloved husband, John Rest in Eternal Peace ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Diane Caiani - Boston, MA

“So sorry for your Loss Fran and Kim. Remembering from High School days and all the fun times sharing those days, wonderful memories. May he rest in...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Helen Curran Gueska - Salem, NH

“Frances and Family, So very sorry to hear of John's passing. He was such a gentleman. God Bless him.Lorraine Langone Passacantilli (Aurora's...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Lorraine Passacantilli - Boston, MA

“What an athlete! And what a nice guy!Stay well, Frances ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: John Buckley - Framingham, MA


KURSONIS, John W.- Of Chelsea, July 11th. Devoted husband for 51 years to Frances L. Ciaramella. Beloved father of Kimberly Ursino and her companion Jeffrey Mariano of Middleton. Brother of the late Helen Kursonis and Theresa Korajczyk Cherished grandfather of Daniel and Dylan Ursino. Also lovingly survived by his nephews, Richard Korajczyk and wife Eileen of Woburn, John Korajczyk and wife Lori of Wilmington and great nephews, Andrew, Jeffrey and Timothy Korajczyk. Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Memorial Service in the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Thursday July 20th from 5-7 PM with a Prayer Service at 6:45 PM. Committal Services will be private.

Born in Everett and lifelong Chelsea resident, John passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital at the age of 79 years of age. A graduate of the Chelsea High School class of 1956 and member of the Chelsea High School Football Hall of Fame, he furthered his education in the Liberal Arts program at Dean Junior College in Franklin. For over 30 years he worked for Cabot Stain on Marginal Street and also at their plant in Newburyport.