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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