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John F. Ciesla

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 16,2014, at 9:15am from the Wrisley Funeral Home, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00am in Holy Family Church. Burial will follow in St. Michael’s Cemetery in Springfield. A Calling Hour will precede the service from 8:15am until 9:15am.

                 South Deerfield- John F. Ciesla, 71, of 60 Hillside Road, South Deerfield, died early Tuesday morning, May 13, 2014, at home after a lengthy illness.


               He was born in Chicopee, Nov.7, 1942, the son of Frank and Mary (Ethier) Ciesla. Jack was educated in Chicopee schools and graduated from Chicopee High School, Class of 1960. He later entered the Army and served during the Cuban Crisis.


               He married Patricia McGreevy, August 26, 1967 in St Ann’s Church in Worcester. In early years he worked as a banker in Lebanon, N.H. They moved to Greenfield in 1971 where he was transferred to the First National Bank of Greenfield. He moved to South Deerfield in 1974 where he became Vice-President of Pioneer National Bank. After banking he owned Contemporary Windows and Siding Co., until his retirement.


               John was a member of Holy Family Church. Chairman and original member of the DEDIC Committee which formed the Industrial Park in South Deerfield. He was an avid skier and a ski instructor in New Hampshire.


               Besides his wife Patricia of South Deerfield, he leaves a son John Thomas Ciesla and his companion Karyn Lutz of West Deerfield, one daughter, Tammy Ciesla of Windsor, Mass., and one sister Alberta Quill of Westfield.


               Funeral services will be held Friday, May 16,2014, at 9:15AM from the Wrisley Funeral Home, Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00AM in Holy Family Church. Burial will follow in St. Michael’s Cemetery in Springfield. A Calling Hour will precede the service from 8:15am until 9:15AM. Donations in John’s memory may be made to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, P.O. Box 9031, Pittsfield, Mass. 01202


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