John G. Kurgan

John G. Kurgan, 81, of Mattapoisett passed away Monday, November 21, 2022 suddenly at his home.

            He was the son of the late Tadeusz and Jennie Kurgan of New Bedford.

            John is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Fran; his son, Matthew and his wife Carol; his daughter, Kristina and her husband John; his sister, Gail McKenna of South Carolina; and his three grandchildren, who he adored, Christopher, Nicholas, and Summer Skye.

            His entire career was spent in advertising and he loved every minute of it.

            John enjoyed many years sailing on his boat ABENAKI in Buzzards Bay. In retirement, he focused his energy on his love of landscape painting.

            His funeral services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, contributions in John’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice. For online guestbook, visit

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