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Kessenia Gagnon

August 27, 1956 December 5, 2020
Kessenia Gagnon
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Kessenia Gagnon, passed away peacefully at home, with dignity and grace and with her family by her side, on December 5, 2020, after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Kessenia leaves behind her husband of 37 years, Gilles Gagnon, and her beloved daughter and son-in-law Emilia and Keanan Lamb.

Kessenia was born on August 27, 1956 in Willimantic to Wasyl and Emilia (Colyhan) Kurnyk. In addition to her family, she also leaves behind her siblings: Irene and Rene Goss, Rose and Stephen Dean, Natalka and Michael Paulhus, Myron and Janine Kurnyk. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Olga Kurnyk Ezis.

Kessenia was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Willimantic. She was very active in the Ukrainian community, and was the president of the Ukrainian National Home for many years. She served on many boards and committees throughout her life and was proud to be a former Chair of the Ethics Commission for the Town of Windham.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday Dec 11, at 12PM at St. Joseph Church 99 Jackson St, Willimantic. Burial will be private. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the following in memory of Kessenia to St. Joseph Church 99 Jackson St, Willimantic, CT. 06226, St. Joseph’s Living Center Chapel 14 Club Rd, Windham, CT. 06280 or to Glioblastoma Foundation P.O. Box 62066 Durham, NC. 27715 Email:
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Funeral Mass




12:00 PM 12/11/2020 12:00:00 PM - 1:00 PM 12/11/2020 1:00:00 PM
St. Joseph Church

Jackson St.
Willimantic, CT 06226

St. Joseph Church
Jackson St. Willimantic 06226 CT
United States

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St. Joseph Cemetery Final Resting Place

61 Club Rd
Windham, CT 06280

61 Club Rd Windham 06280 CT
United States

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