Monson- J Kurt Kaiser, passed away Sunday, December 5, 2021. Kurt was born in New Rochelle, New York January 14, 1943 to the late Herbert J. and Jean F. (Dover) Kaiser. He was a high school graduate and attended Syracuse University and Boston University. For many years he was a toll collector for the Massachusetts Turnpike retiring after 25 years. Kurt often said "Moving to Monson was the best thing I ever did". Along with his wife Angela they raised four children and Kurt became active with Monson Town Government. He served as selectman for at least two terms, was a member of the Finance Committee for many years and served as Chairman several times; he served on the School Building Committee for the new High School and renovations to Granite Valley Middle School; he served on the Zoning Board of Appeals, working hard to maintain the quality of life for Monson residents; he served on the Town Office Building Committee following the tornado. Kurt was community committed and was very proud to conclude both building projects under budget. He provided consistency in managing the town's finances- especially when they were lean. Kurt was a Bruins fan, he enjoyed saltwater fishing, going to the beach, tinkering with old cars, NHRA drag racing and watching his kids play sports, especially hockey and soccer.
Kurt leaves his wife of 56 years, Angela (Raffaele) Kaiser and their children; Erik Kaiser and his wife April of Palmer, Jason Kaiser and his wife Danielle of Turners Falls, J. Gabriel and his wife Kristin of Davidson, NC, Beth Nissenbaum and her husband Truth of Monson; a brother, Hebert Kaiser and his wife Bette of North Kingston, RI; a sister, Gretel Marazzi and her husband William of West Haven, CT; twelve grandchildren, Alec, Grace, Charlotte, Shane, Marley, Theresa, Averee, Sage, Audrey, Julian, Meredith and Benjamin, along with many extended family members and friends.
Visiting hours will be held Friday, December 10 from 5-8pm in Lombard Funeral Home 3 Bridge St. Monson. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation in Kurt's name to the Monson Fire Department Ambulance Fund PO Box 335, Monson, MA 01057.
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Monson Fire Department Ambulance Fund
PO Box 335, Monson MA 01057