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John Dulczewski

John J. Dulczewski Sr.

April 14, 1942 - June 24, 2019
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Obituary

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.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    June 27, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    June 27, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home
    Address
    24 Worthen Street
    Chelmsford, MA 01824
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  • Mass of Christian Burial

    June 28, 2019 | 9:00am
    When
    June 28, 2019 9:00am
    Location
    St. Mary Parish
    Address
    25 North Road
    Chelmsford, MA 01824
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  • Interment

    Location
    Heart Pond Cemetery
    Address
    Garrison Road/Parkerville Road
    CHELMSFORD, MA 01824
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Joe Einemann

Posted at 03:41pm
"hallow," First of all, my heartfelt condolences to Mary & John,s "kids" & grandchildren. DUKE & I became faculty members at the same time. If ever there was an individual , who was "laid" back & unflappable, it was he. He didn't,t have a mean bone in his body. Gosh, how he loved his Red Sox as opposed to the Yanks. for sure, he had to be overjoyed with their series wins. Duke, it seems like yesterday!!! God Love You & Your Family. Just Me-------- Joe E.
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Scott Holden

Posted at 03:55pm
An outstanding teacher who taught me a love for current events, history, and reading the New York Times. He let us conduct a high school wide survey on the 1972 oil crisis and Kissinger‘s opening to China. He picked me to read the results on the PA system before evening dismissal and when I mispronounced the word ‘contrived’ he just smiled and said don’t worry about it even though It probably went throughout the entire school grades K-12,, but it didn’t matter because he picked me to read the results and I really appreciated it.

Jennifer Barlow

Posted at 10:30pm
You were kind, caring, and PATIENT with a class that could often test a teacher's patience beyond the usual. Thank you for all you did as a teacher, mentor, Andy family man. You will be well-remembered.
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Susan Webber

Posted at 11:38pm
Heartfelt condolences from the entire Valikonis family. Me D. was a staple in the community. From our younger years attending the Perth Youth commission during the summers, to playing summer softball and then as our social studies teacher at PCS.
He helped start my love for softball from the age of 7 and supported us throughout our high school career. He was always giving me helpful tips on my swing.
Like many teacher at PCS, you could walk into Mr. D’s classroom and not feel intimidated at all. He was a great teacher and and role model for so many. Our prayers are with his family and friends.
Valikonis Family- Greenville SC
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Kristin Hogan

Posted at 11:41am
I'm absolutely heartbroken for you all. Your Dad / Mr D was a kind and steady presence in the neighborhood, at school, and at the Perth Youth Commission, where he calmly and successfully wrangled dozens of kids every day for many summers without ever showing an ounce of frustration. I'm so grateful to have known him and have been welcomed into your house and family for so many years. Valerie and Greg summed it up well - we kids spent a LOT of time at your house...climbing trees, playing ping-pong, wiffleball, making whirlpools in the pool. Mr and Mrs D had a big impact on all of us and set a great example of marriage and parenting. Please know you're in the thoughts and prayers of so many, and take comfort in knowing how well-liked your Dad was, and will always remain. With love, Kris (Beatty) Hogan
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