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Cornelia R. (Pope) Kuliesh

February 28, 1938 July 2, 2019
Cornelia R. (Pope) Kuliesh
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Obituary for Cornelia R. (Pope) Kuliesh

Cornelia R. (Pope) Kuliesh, aged 81, of Brockton, passed away peacefully on July 2, 2019, with her loving family at her side.

Born and raised in Brockton, she was the daughter of the late Dr. David W. Pope and Helen D. Pope. Cornelia was a graduate of Trinity College in Washington, D.C. where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish. She was a second-grade teacher at the John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Brockton for nearly 30 years.

Cornelia was active in charitable organizations throughout her life, including participation on the scholarship selection committee of the Alpha Delta Kappa Honor Society Mu Chapter teachers’ sorority, providing opportunities to local high school students majoring in education. She found great meaning in her volunteer work at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, feeding the hungry.

She was a lover of music and the arts and enjoyed playing the piano. She was passionate about being a life-long learner and frequently took classes at Wheaton and Stonehill Colleges after she retired from teaching. Cornelia was an avid traveler and enjoyed trips with family, including her brother, David. She absolutely loved live Mariachi music and enjoyed speaking Spanish with people in international destinations.

Cornelia was preceded in death by her siblings, Barbara (Pope) Ball of Plymouth and David Pope of Brockton and East Bridgewater. She is survived by two siblings, Dorothy (Pope) Burke of Southwick and William Pope of West Bridgewater and his wife, Judy. She was the devoted mother of Julia Kuliesh, Janet Kuliesh Fusco, Mary Kay Kuliesh and Mary Kay’s fiancé Joseph Jackson. Other surviving family members include her two grandchildren, Andrew and Grace Fusco, as well as a large extended family.

Visitation will be held Friday, July 5 from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Russell & Pica Funeral Home, 165 Belmont St., Route 123, Brockton. On Saturday, July 6, a procession will begin from the funeral home at 9 a.m., with a mass at St. Edith Stein Church, 71 E. Main Street, Brockton at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, 163 N. Cary St., Brockton.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Vincent de Paul/St. Colman’s Food Pantry, 42 Wendell Avenue, Brockton, MA 02302.

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5:00 PM 7/5/2019 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 7/5/2019 8:00:00 PM
Russell & Pica Funeral Home

165 Belmont Street
Brockton, MA 02301

Russell & Pica Funeral Home
165 Belmont Street Brockton 02301 MA
United States





10:00 AM 7/6/2019 10:00:00 AM
St. Edith Stein Parish

71 East Main Street
Brockton, MA 02301

St. Edith Stein Parish
71 East Main Street Brockton 02301 MA
United States

Cemetery Details


Calvary Cemetery Final Resting Place

99 North Cary Street
Brockton, MA 02302

99 North Cary Street Brockton 02302 MA
United States

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