HATFIELD - Joseph E. Kulis Jr., 64, of Hatfield and formerly of Rocky Hill Road in Hadley passed away on Sunday, July 6, 2014 at home in Hatfield. He was born in Greenfield on Aug. 25, 1949, the son of the late Joseph and Victoria (Bartus) Kulis.
He was raised and educated in Erving, attending local schools. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1967 serving as a seaman aboard the USS Charles Sperry. He was honorably discharged and returned home.
He was a longtime Hadley resident and a communicant of Most Holy Redeemer Church in Hadley. Joe enjoyed spending time outdoors and his times with his grandchildren. He was truly a simple man with a huge heart. Joe worked as a medical clerk at the VA Medical Center in Leeds. He had previously worked for Yankee Candle in property & guest services.
In addition to his parents, Joe was predeceased by his wife, Marie Ann (Buckowski) Kulis in October of 2013. He leaves his daughter; Amy (Sienkiewicz) Vanasse and her husband Jason of Goshen. His sisters; Kathleen Richard of Leominster, Ma. and Carole (Gene) Piasecki of Fulton, NY and his beloved grandchildren; Tyler and Chelsea Vanasse and many cousins, nieces and nephews. The family invites you to join them on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Most Holy Redeemer Church in Hadley to celebrate a Liturgy of Christian Burial for Joe. Burial with military honors for Joe and the Rite of Committal for his wife, Marie will follow in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Hadley. Donation in his memory may be made to the
. The Czelusniak Funeral Home of Northampton has been entrusted with arrangements.
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Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on July 14, 2014
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