NH-Fred (Ferdinand) A. Zurawel died peacefully at Wentworth Douglass Hospital in Dover, New Hampshire on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at the age of 94. Born in Taunton, Massachusetts in 1924, he attended Taunton Schools. In 1949, he married his wife of 59 years Dorothy E. (Dennen) Zurawel at the Immaculate Conception Church. He was a communicant of the Holy Rosary Church in Taunton. Fred worked at Reed & Barton as a hand engraver, and later as a tool maker and manager at Component Manufacturing Company in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts. He retired from the latter in 1991, when he and his wife moved to Dover, New Hampshire.
Predeceased by his son, Gregory J. Zurawel in 2006, and by his wife, Dorothy, in 2008, Fred is survived by his daughter, Dr. Rosemary A. Zurawel and her husband, Dr. Lee S. Jahnke of Dover, NH, by his daughter-in-law Teresa (Thadeio) Zurawel of Dighton, MA, his son Jonathan A. Zurawel and his wife Vickie (DeBois) Zurawel of North Attleboro, MA. Additionally, he leaves three granddaughters: Sarah (Zurawel) Westberg and her husband Ken Westberg of Taunton, Dr. Maris Jahnke of Minneapolis, MN, and Jessica Zurawel of Cranston, Rhode Island. He also leaves behind his great grandson, Gregory Zurawel Westberg.
Visiting hours will be held in the Riendeau-Mulvey Funeral Home, 467 Bay St. Taunton MA 02780, on Saturday May 25th, 2019 from 9-10:30 AM, A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 AM in Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish, 80 Bay St. Taunton MA 02780. Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Fred’s name be made to the NHSPCA, 104 Portsmouth Avenue, Stratham, NH. 03885.