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SS Peter and Paul Church
Thursday January 14th, 2021

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Thomas Raymond Kessler

Thomas Raymond "DJ K Rite" Kessler, 41, of Chicopee, MA, died December 30, 2020, in Chicopee, MA. He was born December 18, 1979, in Belleville, IL.

He is survived by his children Brenden J. Kessler, Justin A. Kessler, and Brielle F. Kessler; parents John & Judith Ann (nee May) Kessler; sisters Tina (Michael) Ford and Cathy; nieces Allison Ford and Emmi Lou Ford; and ex-wife Tanya Vaitovas.

Loving father of three. Tom loved to dance, cook, travel, camp, computer coding, and make music. All the great memories will remain in our hearts and spirit. We will always love him and miss him.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
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9:30 AM until time of service Thursday, January 14, 2021 at SS Peter & Paul Church

 *due to COVID-19, only 10 visitors will be allowed to pay their respects at a time

Funeral Mass:
11 AM Thursday, January 14, 2021 at SS Peter & Paul Church in 
Father Linus Umoren C.M. officiating
Interment at SS Peter & Paul Cemetery in Waterloo, IL

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Hello, I am just seeing this now...I can't believe it. Tom and I were stationed together in Germany. We would hang out all the time, and he introduced me to some awesome music. He even mixed some awesome CDs, (which I still have), for me and all of his friends. I wish we had kept in touch. Im sorry to be seeing this. My condolences to the family. He will be missed.

Jeremy V. Jun 18 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Kessler

Patti Whitworth Jan 28 2021 12:00 AM

I met Tom through a local church group in East Longmeadow, Mass. He was a good brother in Christ who wanted the best for his kids. He was bright, with a good sense of humor, and a kind heart.

Joe Welch Jan 7 2021 12:00 AM

Our deepest condolences to Tanya, Brielle & the boys. You are always in our prayers and send you our love & friendship during this difficult time.

Rachel & Stephanie Douglass Jan 6 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Kessler

Steven .c Jan 6 2021 12:00 AM