John Joseph Szatela

John Joseph Szatela, 68, of Lowell, lost his battle to cancer on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Mary; his brother Donald Szatela and his wife Frances; six grandchildren, two nephews, one great nephew, three step-sons: Wesley Montgrain, Michael Montgrain and his wife Crystal and Sean Jones. John also had some very good friends. He was born in Lowell the son of the late Joseph and Jennie Szatela, he graduated from Lowell High School and he was the driver for the Lowell Traditional Living Center.

All are invited to attend his funeral Mass at St. Michael’s Church, 543 Bridge Street, Lowell, MA 01850 followed by burial in St. Patrick Cemetery, 1251 Gorham Street, Lowell, MA 01852 when services are scheduled. Please check back for service information.

Please read the following poem from Mary to John:

Love of the Heart

The greatest treasure on this Earth

That God has willed to be.

Is just the gift of Love of the Heart

He gave to you and me.

For in this gift, he sowed the seeds

To harvest goals in life.

That will fulfill us with content

And give us strength, in strife.

It is a treasure meant to be,

A bond of sacred tie.

To bless upon us, joys of life,

Until the day we die.

And by His Grace-to light the way,

To peace of the heart and mind.

That is the goal of every soul

Above All Other Kind.

You are missed dearly and loved very much. Love your wife, Mary.


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5 Condolences

  1. Ann Connolly on September 20, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    So sorry for your loss John will be sadly missed .love to you and your family. RIP till we meet again

  2. Joan Broderick on September 20, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    So sorry for your loss Mary. But truly it is not a loss when we know they are in Heaven and we will meet up once again. God bless and comfort you. Love you.

  3. Kim Maher on September 20, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    I’m sorry for your loss Mary, he will for ever be watching over you . xoxo love you!

  4. Casey Huntoon on September 20, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    I’m so sorry Auntie Mary. He will be watching over you until you’re reunited in Heaven. Love you

  5. Judy DuBay on September 21, 2019 at 12:19 am

    Sorry for your loss Mary and family may he Rest In Peace love you

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