Kuriachanachen was the 4th son of Kunjappan & Annamma born on 3/11/1919 at Pala and migrated to Peravoor along with his father and brothers. He was the first priest from Peravoor. He was ordained on 24/8/1945 at Kandy Seminary in Ceylon. He had done his doctorate in Theology. He was serving under Kozhikode (Latin) Diocese. He was posted as an Asst Vicar at Peravoor on 15/12/1946. He was at the forefront of demanding a new diocese for the Syrian Christians and also for giving a reception to Cardinal Tissrant while he visited Peravoor. He may have been one of the first leaders of the Indian National Congress in Peravoor.
Following are the parishes he served during his tenure.
1 Asst Vicar, Peravoor – 15/12/1946
2 Vicar, Vythiri – 27/05/1947
3 Chemperi – 1948 – 1954
4 Kannur – 09/07/1954
5 Cathedral Church, Kozhikode – 22/07/1955
6 Manager Chelot Estate – 22/04/1957
Fr. Kuriakose’s contribution towards the development of Chemperi was memorable. Not only he took care of parishioners in terms of spirituality, but also helped them to grow socially. He was instrumental in introducing roads, transport system, school, post office etc. His presence was a great relief to the migrants of Chemperi.
Whenever he visited Peravoor, he served mass at the residence of Mathaichan, considered to be the Tharavadu. The entire Kudakkachira family celebrated this occasion as a family feast.
While serving at Thariyottu tea estate he had an untimely death on 17th April 1967 due to illness. His death was a great loss for Peravoor and Malabar. He was buried at Thondiyil.
50th death Anniversary of Fr. Kuriakose was remembered on 17/4/2017, most of the family members attended this occasion. Around 200 members of Kudakkachira family were present. The program was arranged at the residence of Jose Francis, the eldest son of Pappachan (Francis – 1.5).