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John William Kris, 49, of East Wareham, MA., passed away on Saturday, February 28, 2015 in UMASS - Memorial Hospital –Transplant Unit surrounded by his family. John was born in Worcester, a son of John and Aldona Kris-Kibelkstis. He attended Providence Street School and Doherty High School. He joined the U.S. Navy for four years and returned to work at Wheelabrator Technologies, Inc., as a boiler operator. He worked there for many years. After his father died, he moved to his home at the Cape. There he spent his limited life pleasures by going to dialysis every other day. He leaves two sisters, Mary Rivera of Westerly, RI., and Margaret Kris of Manchester, NH., four nieces; three nephews and nine great nieces and nephews.
John enjoyed gardening especially flowers, like his Mom. He asked to plant a rose this summer in his yard. He loved cats, his favorite was Spooky, who waited for him at the gate to come home. Because of his sickness, he could not have animals but he still snuck the neighbor's cat in because they worked all day and would feed and let him sleep until they came home. He fed birds and turkeys, as well as, other animals who came to his door to look for him. He loved his Mom and came to visit every weekend and loved small children. Now God has picked him from the garden and placed him among the angels in eternity.
The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the transplant team doctors, neurologists, and all the caring nurses who comforted us in the dark hours of our life. Also Father Sheehan, who was the anchor in life's stormy sea and other priests who gave him last rites and friends , Deacon Paul, Louis Tripodi, Julia Tufano, who held our family in the dark hours of life's journey.
The funeral will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2015 from HENRY - DIRSA FUNERAL HOME, 33 Ward Street, with a Mass at 9:00 a.m. in Our Lady of Loreto Church, 37 Massasoit Road. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery. Calling hours in the funeral home will be on Friday, March 6, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.