Carafa Family Funeral Home, Inc. - Chelsea
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Chelsea, MA 02150
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KONIECZNY, Francis "Frank" Retired Chelsea Police Officer, US Air Force Veteran Frank passed away Wednesday evening, February 8, 2017 at the Tufts Medical Center in Boston, surrounded by his loving family. He was 65 years of age. Born and raised in Chelsea, Frank is the son of the late Edward and Anna (Niedzwicki) Konieczny. Frank attended Chelsea Public Schools and graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 1969. He attended classes at the North Shore Community College for 2 years. On September 11, 1972, Frank enlisted in the US Air Force and served during the Vietnam era. He was honorably discharged from service on February 11, 1974 but remained in the Air Force reserves for an additional 4 years. Frank served and protected the city he grew up in as a police officer for the Chelsea Police Department. He dedicated 29 years of service before retiring in 2012. He was a late member of the Star of Bethlehem, A.F. & A.M. and the American Legion Medford Post. Frank has been residing in Stoneham for 10 years but was a previous resident of Melrose. He was an active member of the Cliftondale Congregational Church in Saugus. Frank is the beloved husband of Pamela (Fallstich) Konieczny of Stoneham, with whom he shared 41 years of marriage. Devoted father of Jacob E. Konieczny and his wife Kristina of Stoneham, Aimee A. Konieczny of Somerville. Dear brother of Edward L. Konieczny and his wife Judy of CA. Also lovingly survived by 1 grandson, George Konieczny and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at the Cliftondale Congregational Church, 50 Essex St., Saugus on Monday, February 13 at 11:00 A.M. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be observed at the Carafa Family Funeral Home, 389 Washington Ave., CHELSEA on Sunday from 2-6 P.M. Interment will follow the funeral service at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody.

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Published in The Boston Globe on Feb. 10, 2017
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