Chelmsford- John J. Dulczewski, Sr., a 22-year resident of Chelmsford, formerly of Amsterdam, New York, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 24, 2019 at Lowell General Hospital. Born in Amsterdam, NY on April 14, 1942, he was the son of the late Frank M. and Dorothy (Milroy) Dulczewski.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary (Barna) Dulczewski with whom he enjoyed 55 years of marriage. Loving father of John J. Jr. and wife Kristin of Billerica, Diane of Haverhill, and David and wife Michele of Westford. Devoted grandfather to Matthew, Justin, Kate, Alyssa, and Damian.
A three-sport athlete and 1960 graduate of Wilbur H. Lynch High School in Amsterdam, NY, he earned a B.A. in Education from Utica College of Syracuse University in 1964. Upon graduation, he began a 33-year teaching career educating and enriching the lives of students first at Fort Plain (NY) High School, where he taught social studies from 1964-1968, and then he served on the faculty of Perth Central School where he taught U.S. History in grades 7-9 until he retired in 1997. John also coached student athletes on the ball field and gridiron and later served as a Director and President of the Perth Youth Commission overseeing its summer camp program for several years during the 1970’s and early 1980’s.
Family was his pride and joy, and nothing delighted him more than celebrating the successes of his children and grandchildren in the classroom and on the athletic field. In addition to being an avid Boston sports fan, in retirement he enjoyed gardening, hosting family holidays, and numerous trips to Cape Cod, New Hampshire, and Maine where he loved to relax by the sea with his wife Mary.
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, June 27th from 4 to 7 P.M. at the Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home, 24 Worthen Street, Chelmsford, MA.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, 25 North Road, Chelmsford, MA on Friday morning at 9 o’clock. KINDLY GATHER AT THE CHURCH.
Interment will follow in Heart Pond Cemetery, Chelmsford.
For those who desire, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, P. O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241.