John J. Stoessel Jr. of Dracut MA
He was married to his devoted wife Mrs. Priscilla I. (Wilson) Stoessel with whom he celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary on February 8, 2018.
Born in Lowell on July 28, 1945 the son of the late John J. Stoessel & Gloria (Ouellette) Fugere, he was a graduate of Bennington (VT) High School with the class of 1963, graduated from Newbury College and played baseball for the Naval Academy in Annapolis where he was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles.
He served with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War as a Petty Officer 3rd Class and was a medic during combat in Vietnam.
He retired from the Bedford V.A. Hospital and C.M.O.P. of Chelmsford in 2009.
He was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church of N. Chelmsford, MA.
He was the director of the St. John the Evangelist Fife & Drum Corps, a Chelmsford Pop Warner Football coach for many years, a member of the Merrimack Valley Vietnam Veterans, and an active participant in the Chelmsford High Boosters.
He loved to travel and play golf, and was an avid fan of the Red Sox, the Patriots, and his kids’ and grandkids’sports.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Cheryl & Roger Bolduc, Gail Malatesta & Clay Swartz, Debbie Powell & Mike Burgess, Sherry & Tom Skinner; sons Jimi Beaton & Stephanie Pacheco, John & Carol Stoessel; and from a previous marriage, daughter Audra & Steve Cross; and son Jeff Stoessel; a stepbrother Roger Fugure and his wife Ellen; brothers-in-law Dennis Wilson & wife Dale, Bruce Wilson & wife Karen; 13 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; along with many nieces and nephews and close friends.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Beth Israel Hospital – East Campus.
Visiting hours Thursday, February 22nd 4 to 8 P.M. Funeral Friday, February 23rd at 10:00AM from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 11:00AM at St. John the Evangelist in N. Chelmsford. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com