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John "Janek" Mazurkiewicz

d. June 14, 2020

MAZURKIEWICZ, John "Janek". Of Dorchester, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family, June 14, 2020.

John worked at Massachusetts General Hospital for over 47 years, retiring as a sheet metal foreman.

While John worked at MGH for more than 47 years, his most precious accomplishment in life was his family. He loved going on vacation and spending time at the beach. He especially loved building sand castles with his children and then his grandchildren.

John also liked to tinker with anything that needed fixing. He was a mentor and role model to kids in the neighborhood. They knew, if their bike tire needed air or their chain was broken, he would happily fix it.

He was also known as the unofficial Neighborhood Watch. You could always find him sitting on the front porch waving and conversing with neighbors and passers by. Growing up, John was always extremely sociable and had many friends; so much so, that his outgoing and kind-hearted personality earned him the nickname Governor, aka "Guvy".

Everyone that knew John, loved John. He will be sorely missed by all.

He was the beloved husband of Patricia E. "Patti" (O'Connell) Mazurkiewicz.

Loving father of Kristen M. and her husband Janilton Goncalves of Brockton, and Lauren C. Mazurkiewicz and her partner Adilson Cabral of Dorchester.

Devoted Papa of Dominic and Gabriella Goncalves, and Amelia Cabral.

Son of the late Wit Mazurkiewicz and Genowefa (Krzesniak) Mazurkiewicz.

Brother of Edward and his wife Anna Mazurkiewicz of Dorchester, Helen and her husband Lester Bassill of Dorchester, Teresa Doetsch and her late husband Richard Doetsch of Braintree, George and his wife Caroline Mazurkiewicz of Louisiana, Christine MacDonald of California, and the late Henry Mazurkiewicz, Sophie and her husband Alan Bassill, and Barbara and her husband Calvin Bassill.

Son-in-law of Claire R. O'Connell of West Roxbury and the late William H. O'Connell.

Survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Mass in St. Margaret Church of St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish, 800 Columbia Road, Dorchester, on Saturday, June 20, at 10 A.M.

Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury.

Visitation will be private but John's family will have a celebration of his life at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in John's memory may be made to the Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Foundation at
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