Obituary: Jeffrey A. Nedoroscik, 42

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SUTTON, Mass. - Jeffrey A. Nedoroscik, 42, formerly of Sutton, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Dec. 4 in Washington D.C. 

He is survived by his parents Andrew A.  and Patricia (Decoteau) Nedoroscik, Jr. of Sutton, a sister Laurie Salmon and her husband DJ and their children Paige, Patrick, and Ryan Salmon whom he cherished; aunts and uncles, Anthony and Kathleen Menn of Sutton and Edward and Ann Decoteau of Millbury, many cousins and friends throughout the world.  He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Edward and Norma (Carter) Decoteau and his paternal grandparents Andrew and Rita (Ouillette) Nedoroscik Sr. 

Born in Milford on Jan. 26, 1970 he grew up in Sutton before traveling the globe for work and pleasure.  Jeff was a graduate of Sutton High School and the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester.  Upon graduation he received a Watson Fellowship for a year of independent study in Egypt.  From that fellowship developed his first book “The City of the Dead:  A History of Cairo’s Cemetery Communities”, published when he was just 27.  His other published writings include a guidebook to the cemeteries of Egypt and several articles on terrorism, many of which are used in colleges and universities. He also attended the American University of Cairo, Egypt

Jeffrey was an 18-year employee of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), serving in Egypt, Rwanda, Croatia, Southern Sudan, and most recently in the United States.  He was highly decorated for his work in many countries and was the recipient of several awards, citations, and commendations.  Jeffrey was a selfless kindhearted person with a fine sense of humor and generous spirit. He was an intellectual, a humanitarian, and a really nice guy.

 Jeff was a member of St. Anne’s Church in Manchaug, serving as an altar boy and a Eucharistic Minister.  He loved to travel visiting and living in over 40 countries and opened the world to his family and friends.

His funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 10 a.m.  in St. Anne’s Church, 31 Main St., Manchaug.  Burial will follow in Howard Cemetery, Sutton.  Calling hours at the funeral home will be Tuesday, Dec. 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. in Jackman Funeral Home, 7 Mechanic St., Douglas. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jeff’s memory may be made to Heifer International at www.heifer.org/give or Doctors Without Borders, 7th Ave, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10001-5004 or www.doctorswithoutborders.org.  

To leave a condolence message for the family,  visit www.jackmanfuneralhomes.com.

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I interviewed Jeff back in 2004 and found him to be one of the most interesting people I ever wrote about.

I revised and updated that article and posted it to the town of Sutton's website at suttonma.org

I think it's well worth your time.

Thanks,

Tom