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Welcome to the memorial page for

Edward A. Kurker

November 11, 1928 ~ June 9, 2017 (age 88)

Edward A. Kurker, of West Roxbury and West Hyannisport, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on June 9, 2017.  He was 88 years old.

Edward was born and raised In Boston and over the years developed a great love of Cape Cod, specifically Craigville Beach.  This was the site of many memorable family gatherings.  Ed treated everyone like family and If you were in his presence, he made you feel welcome, comfortable and confident, as he served as an encouraging teacher and mentor to many.  He was a natural born business man, who made his own success in life and was generously eager to share it with those around him.  He had the ability to build almost anything he set his mind to, and his greatest achievement was building his family.  Ed was happiest surrounded by his family and friends and was the consummate host. His children, and later his grandchildren, were his life. He was married to the love of his life, Dolores, for over 64 years, having met her when they were classmates in school at the age of 5.  Ed had a fantastic sense of humor, and his wit remained quick, even until his last days.  He was proud of his service in the US Navy and very proud of his Arabic culture, and loved to share his love of music and food.  His doctor called him one of the strongest human beings she had ever met, outliving his body for over a decade. This was a true testament to his positive attitude and the constant love of his family, always around him, sharing in his encouragement and love.

Ed was the dear  and devoted husband of Dolores (Thomas).  Loving father of Wayne Kurker and his wife Peggy of West Hyannisport, Susan Kurker of West Roxbury and Lisa Mitchell and her husband Gary of Walpole.  Cherished grandfather, “Gidu” of Julia, Jared, Makenzie, Garrett, and Megan.  Dear brother of William Kurker of West Roxbury and the late George and Albert.  He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Ed’s Funeral Service will be held Tuesday at 12 p.m. in the Church of St. John of Damascus, 300 West St. DEDHAM.  Visitation will be held in the Church beginning at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Edward’s memory may be made to the Church or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Ed will be laid to rest with military honors at Fairview Cemetery in Boston.  A celebration of life will be planned in Hyannis at a later date.


Charitable donations may be made to:

Church of St. John of Damascus
300 West St., Dedham MA 02026
Web: http://www.stjohnd.org

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Web: http://www.stjude.org



 Service Information

Visitation
Tuesday
June 13, 2017

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Church of St. John of Damascus
300 West St.
Dedham, MA 02026

Funeral Service
Tuesday
June 13, 2017

12:00 PM
Church of St. John of Damascus
300 West St.
Dedham, MA 02026

Interment
Tuesday
June 13, 2017

1:00 PM
Fairview Cemetery
45 Fairview Ave.
Hyde Park, MA 02136


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