Michael J. Kauranen, 78

Dec 27, 2023

ROCHESTER – Michael J. Kauranen, 78, of Rochester, died Monday, December 25, 2023 at his home in Rochester after a long illness.  He was the husband of Patricia (Stowe) Kauranen.  They had been married for 60 years.

Born in Cambridge, England, he was the son of the late Joyce (Chandler) and Uuno N. Kauranen.  Mr. Kauranen was a union carpenter and a member of New England Carpenters Local # 346 in Weymouth.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war from 1962 to 1965.

Mr. Kauranen enjoyed fishing, hunting, and camping, but most importantly spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Kauranen of Rochester; his children, Terri Vroom and her husband Charles of Wareham; Kerri Correia of Rochester, Michael J. Kauranen, Jr. and his wife Melissa of Wareham and Mark Kauranen and his wife Michelle of New Bedford; his siblings, Maureen Rounds, Kevin Kauranen and Robert Grassi all of Wareham.  Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his daughter, the late Sherri Ashley.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit on Tuesday, January 2, 2024 at Chapman Funerals & Cremations – Wareham, 2599 Cranberry Hwy. (Rt. 28), Wareham from 4 – 7 p.m.  A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m.  Interment will be at a later date.

For directions or to leave a message of condolence visit: www.chapmanfuneral.com