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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Howes Street Beach

A right hand turn before you get to Corporation beach. A parking lot surrounded by scrub pine covered dunes.
The approach

In Honor of
Connor Ciesielski
"The Great Crab Hunter"
He was happiest on Howes Street Beach
Memorial on Find a Grave

Early in the morning on July 15th the world lost a special little boy. A boy that put happiness, peace and joy into everyones life that met him or heard of him. Whether it was his angelic face or his genius intellect, people simply gravitated towards him and loved him. Connor Michael Edward Ciesielski was a determined, strong willed, fun loving, energetic and uniquely gifted 7 year old boy. Connor was born to Paul & Lisa Ciesielski on May 4, 2000 and it was THE HAPPIEST DAY OF THEIR LIVES. Even before he was born his Mother had always dreamed of having a baby boy named Connor, and she knew how special he was going to be even before she delivered him. They realized immediately that there was something special and exceptional about their baby boy. Connor learned to walk and talk at a very early age and at the age of 2 could ride a 2 wheel bike on his own. Connor had a colossal thirst for knowledge and at night and on long rides in the car Connor would constantly ask his father questions; questions that were far beyond his age of understanding yet he understood the answers completely and would entertain us by repeating the answer right back to us verbatim. He would then ask one of his relatives the same question just to see if they answered with the correct answer it was a little game that he liked to play with all of us. Connor played pool & basketball constantly with his Dad & brother Jack. He also played baseball for the Blue Jays, took swimming lessons and 4 weeks ago earned his Orange Belt in Karate. To do this he had to spar with each member of his karate class 1 on 1 all 13 of them-we were so proud. Connor just started to play Hockey in the winter but enjoyed playing driveway hockey with his brother Jack and Daddy. Connor loved to plant vegetable gardens with his Dappa on Cape Cod. He took great pleasure in planting seeds with his own hands and then watching them grow into plants with vegetables he could eat with his family. It amazed him to watch the plants grow each day. Connor always looked forward to playing with his classmates and friends from St. Michael School where he just completed the First Grade. Connor actually enjoyed attending school because he had an unquenching thirst for learning about new things, he loved to play at recess and he adored his teachers and principal. Connor especially loved to ride the bus home from school because it made him feel like a Big Boy. His parents would eagerly wait for him to get off the bus to ask him how his day went. Connor's TRUE love was being on the beach at Cape Cod. He enjoyed the hot days in the sun and the early evenings on the beach. It was on the beach that Conman was his happiest. He would fish and hunt for crabs all day. When the tide would go out he and his dear brother would take out their skim boards and challenge each other to do different tricks. Connor always made sure that any sea life that he and his brother caught was always returned back to the sea so that they wouldn't be missed by their Daddy & Mommy and could grow bigger in hopes of catching them again on another day. Connor would always offer to use his own money to buy his beach friends ice cream at the beach snack shack. Connor also enjoyed taking morning bike rides to the beach to skim rocks, or to the blueberry patch or down to the sand playground. He loved his life on the Cape. About 4 years ago, Connor's Daddy gave him a leather journal so that he could write down his goals. Connors ultimate goal was to be a fighter pilot in the Air Force. He talked about it constantly and drew pictures in his journal about how he wanted to help people as a pilot. One of Connor journal entries were as follows: Dear Mommy & Daddy, I want to be an Air force pilot and fly jets, don't worry about me mommy I want to help people, Dear Mommy and Daddy I love you and you are the best Mommy and Daddy ever and we have the best family. Amazingly Connor almost always ended every journal entry with: Dear Mommy and Daddy I love you and you are the best Mommy and Daddy ever and we have the best family. Connor fought like a warrior to live. He constantly surprised everyone with his strength and determination, while never complaining. His heart NEVER gave up the fight because Connor did not want to leave everything and everyone that he loves behind. He had a very positive outlook on life with many goals and aspirations as clearly written by him in his journal. Throughout his life Connor was a true inspiration to all that knew him especially his Father and Mother, who never for a second let Connor forget how much he was loved, admired and respected. Connor Michael Edward Ciesielski will always be dearly loved by his proud Daddy, Paul Edward Ciesielski, his loving Mommy, Lisa (LoVuolo) Ciesielski, his best friend, comrade, protector and protectee - his little brother Jack Patrick Edward Ciesielski, his dearest little sister, Katherine "Kate" Rose Ciesielski. His loving Dappa & Nanna, Ralph & Rosemary LoVuolo, his Grammy and Grampy, Ted & Lorraine Ciesielski, his Great Aunt, Arlene Long, his aunts and uncles that loved Connor as if he was their own son and never left his side Mark LoVuolo, Michael & Tamara LoVuolo, Auntie Rip & Uncle Andy Phillips, Auntie Judy & Mark Timney, Sharyn & Phil Haney and Uncle David Ciesielski. He was loved by all of his cousins, Frank, Pat, Will, Mark, Nicole, Michael, Sophia, Brady, Ava, Nolan, Andrew, Austin and Alex. Connor was also loved by many, many friends in and outside of the North Andover Community that prayed so very hard and was so encouraging to Connor through his life and in his hours of need. Thank you! Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend his Mass of the Angels on Friday, July 20th at 10am at St. Michaels Church, North Andover with interment to follow in Ridgewood Cemetery. Calling hours will be on Thursday, July 19th from 5- 8 pm at the Dewhirst & Conte Funeral Home, 17 Third Street, North Andover, MA 01845. For those who wish, Connor may be remembered through donations to the Jimmy Fund, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445. For directions or to send online condolences, please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary.aspx?n=connor-michael-edward-ciesielski&pid=90922645#sthash.RbFUUROC.dpuf

Early in the morning on July 15th the world lost a special little boy. A boy that put happiness, peace and joy into everyones life that met him or heard of him. Whether it was his angelic face or his genius intellect, people simply gravitated towards him and loved him. Connor Michael Edward Ciesielski was a determined, strong willed, fun loving, energetic and uniquely gifted 7 year old boy. Connor was born to Paul & Lisa Ciesielski on May 4, 2000 and it was THE HAPPIEST DAY OF THEIR LIVES. Even before he was born his Mother had always dreamed of having a baby boy named Connor, and she knew how special he was going to be even before she delivered him. They realized immediately that there was something special and exceptional about their baby boy. Connor learned to walk and talk at a very early age and at the age of 2 could ride a 2 wheel bike on his own. Connor had a colossal thirst for knowledge and at night and on long rides in the car Connor would constantly ask his father questions; questions that were far beyond his age of understanding yet he understood the answers completely and would entertain us by repeating the answer right back to us verbatim. He would then ask one of his relatives the same question just to see if they answered with the correct answer it was a little game that he liked to play with all of us. Connor played pool & basketball constantly with his Dad & brother Jack. He also played baseball for the Blue Jays, took swimming lessons and 4 weeks ago earned his Orange Belt in Karate. To do this he had to spar with each member of his karate class 1 on 1 all 13 of them-we were so proud. Connor just started to play Hockey in the winter but enjoyed playing driveway hockey with his brother Jack and Daddy. Connor loved to plant vegetable gardens with his Dappa on Cape Cod. He took great pleasure in planting seeds with his own hands and then watching them grow into plants with vegetables he could eat with his family. It amazed him to watch the plants grow each day. Connor always looked forward to playing with his classmates and friends from St. Michael School where he just completed the First Grade. Connor actually enjoyed attending school because he had an unquenching thirst for learning about new things, he loved to play at recess and he adored his teachers and principal. Connor especially loved to ride the bus home from school because it made him feel like a Big Boy. His parents would eagerly wait for him to get off the bus to ask him how his day went. Connor's TRUE love was being on the beach at Cape Cod. He enjoyed the hot days in the sun and the early evenings on the beach. It was on the beach that Conman was his happiest. He would fish and hunt for crabs all day. When the tide would go out he and his dear brother would take out their skim boards and challenge each other to do different tricks. Connor always made sure that any sea life that he and his brother caught was always returned back to the sea so that they wouldn't be missed by their Daddy & Mommy and could grow bigger in hopes of catching them again on another day. Connor would always offer to use his own money to buy his beach friends ice cream at the beach snack shack. Connor also enjoyed taking morning bike rides to the beach to skim rocks, or to the blueberry patch or down to the sand playground. He loved his life on the Cape. About 4 years ago, Connor's Daddy gave him a leather journal so that he could write down his goals. Connors ultimate goal was to be a fighter pilot in the Air Force. He talked about it constantly and drew pictures in his journal about how he wanted to help people as a pilot. One of Connor journal entries were as follows: Dear Mommy & Daddy, I want to be an Air force pilot and fly jets, don't worry about me mommy I want to help people, Dear Mommy and Daddy I love you and you are the best Mommy and Daddy ever and we have the best family. Amazingly Connor almost always ended every journal entry with: Dear Mommy and Daddy I love you and you are the best Mommy and Daddy ever and we have the best family. Connor fought like a warrior to live. He constantly surprised everyone with his strength and determination, while never complaining. His heart NEVER gave up the fight because Connor did not want to leave everything and everyone that he loves behind. He had a very positive outlook on life with many goals and aspirations as clearly written by him in his journal. Throughout his life Connor was a true inspiration to all that knew him especially his Father and Mother, who never for a second let Connor forget how much he was loved, admired and respected. Connor Michael Edward Ciesielski will always be dearly loved by his proud Daddy, Paul Edward Ciesielski, his loving Mommy, Lisa (LoVuolo) Ciesielski, his best friend, comrade, protector and protectee - his little brother Jack Patrick Edward Ciesielski, his dearest little sister, Katherine "Kate" Rose Ciesielski. His loving Dappa & Nanna, Ralph & Rosemary LoVuolo, his Grammy and Grampy, Ted & Lorraine Ciesielski, his Great Aunt, Arlene Long, his aunts and uncles that loved Connor as if he was their own son and never left his side Mark LoVuolo, Michael & Tamara LoVuolo, Auntie Rip & Uncle Andy Phillips, Auntie Judy & Mark Timney, Sharyn & Phil Haney and Uncle David Ciesielski. He was loved by all of his cousins, Frank, Pat, Will, Mark, Nicole, Michael, Sophia, Brady, Ava, Nolan, Andrew, Austin and Alex. Connor was also loved by many, many friends in and outside of the North Andover Community that prayed so very hard and was so encouraging to Connor through his life and in his hours of need. Thank you! Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend his Mass of the Angels on Friday, July 20th at 10am at St. Michaels Church, North Andover with interment to follow in Ridgewood Cemetery. Calling hours will be on Thursday, July 19th from 5- 8 pm at the Dewhirst & Conte Funeral Home, 17 Third Street, North Andover, MA 01845. For those who wish, Connor may be remembered through donations to the Jimmy Fund, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445. For directions or to send online condolences, please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary.aspx?n=connor-michael-edward-ciesielski&pid=90922645#sthash.RbFUUROC.dpuf


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