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John A.
Gessner

September 15, 1938 – March 30, 2021

John Gessner
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Obituary for John A. Gessner

GRAFTON: John Albert Gessner was born on September 15, 1938 in Boston, Massachusetts to Albert John Gessner and Beatrice (Shea) Gessner. He died on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at his home in Skiatook, Oklahoma at the age of 82 years. John was raised and educated in Roxbury, Massachusetts and graduated with the Roxbury Memorial High School Class of 1956. He then enlisted and served his country honorably in the United States National Guard. John was married in Roxbury, Massachusetts on May 8, 1960 to Dorothy Gertrude (Libby) Gessner. He spent most of his working life as a supervisor with Linde Cryogenics in Tulsa, Oklahoma. John was a longtime faithful member of Saint James Church in South Grafton, Massachusetts. In his spare time, John enjoyed a variety of past times such as skiing, roller skating, playing cards, kit car building, riding motorcycles, loving dogs and cats, and working on home projects for his wife. More than anything he loved his friends and his family. Our memories of John will always be a gentle man with a smile and a story and someone with the biggest heart. At barely 5 feet tall, he was a man that everyone looked up to. Those he leaves behind who hold many cherished memories include: 2 Children; Catherine Gessner, Deb Brown and husband Chris, 11 Grandchildren;
Brian, Nicole, John, Joseph, Ben, Kira, Percy, Willow, Josiah, Marcella, and Tia, 3 Great Grandchildren; Charlotte, Hadley, and McKenna, her sister Linda St. Clair and husband Jim. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Beatrice, daughter, Joan, son, James, brother, Eugene, and his wife, Dorothy.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to the John Albert Gessner Memorial Fund through St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
All are welcome to gather with John's family Friday April 9th from 5pm to 7pm at Roney Funeral Home 152 Worcester St. N. Grafton, MA 01536. Masks are required and social distancing observed. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday April 10th at 10:30am at St. James Church 89 Main Street South Grafton, MA 01560. He will then be laid to rest at The Gardens at Gethsemane in West Roxbury. A Book of Memories to share a special message with John's family is available online at:
www.RoneyFuneralHome.com
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When Friday, April 9th, 2021 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location
Roney Funeral Home
Address
152 Worcester Street
North Grafton, MA 01536
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Funeral Mass Information

When
Saturday, April 10th, 2021 10:30am
Location
St. James Church
Address
89 Main Street
S. Grafton, MA 01560

Interment Information

When
Saturday, April 10th, 2021 12:30pm
Location
The Gardens at Gethsemane Cemetery
Address
670 Baker Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132