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David James Curran, 82, of Wrentham, MA, passed away peacefully on Wed., August 18, 2021. He was the beloved husband of Linda (Gasorek) Curran. Born in Hartford, CT, on June 2, 1939, he was a son of the late Francis and Wilhelmina (Kania) Curran.
In addition to his wife Linda, David is survived by his two sons David J. Curran, Jr. and his wife Rhonda of Colorado, and Mark A. Curran and his wife Nicole of Cumberland, R.I., and their children, his four beloved grandchildren: Piper L. Curran, Tyne M. Curran, Olivia L. Curran, and Nicholas D. Curran. He is also survived by his siblings Kathleen Curran Girard of MA and Robert E. Curran of Florida.
After graduating from Hall High School in West Hartford, CT, in 1957, Dave attended the University of Connecticut where he graduated with a business degree in 1964. He made his career in insurance. He spent his life committed to his business and customers, a passion that brought him much joy. His commitment to his professional life is only shadowed by his devotion to his family and friends, his largest source of joy. He ended his 42 year career as vice president of Insurance Management Incorporated in New Haven, CT.
David was a trusting person who always saw the good in people. His word and a handshake were the same as a written contract. He was a member of The Graduate Club of New Haven for many years and enjoyed the time he served as president. He also was very active in his hometown community of Cheshire, CT, where he was a member of the Cheshire Jaycees and of St. Bridget's Catholic Church where he served within St. Bridget's Legion of Mary.
He retired and moved to Wrentham, MA, to be closer to his family. He looked forward to holidays and vacations with his wife, children and especially grandchildren.
During his retirement, he served as a board member of the Boston Evening Clinic and a member of Franklin Country Club and Foxborough Country Club where he became an avid golfer. He also loved to watch his New England sports teams play. The Patriots and Bruins were staples, but the Red Sox were his favorite team to watch. Although he followed major league sports closely, he was even more passionate about all his grandchildren's sports and activities. It was a rare occasion if he missed his grandson's hockey game.
David will be remembered as a master storyteller that could work a joke with a twinkle in his eye. He was a gentle, kind man with a glowing soul. He took great joy in ribbing his wife but also loved her deeply. He was proud of his sons and their family's accomplishments. He took every opportunity to brag about them and let the world know how much they meant to him.
Visitation was Sat., August 21st from 9-10:15 AM in the RJ Ross Funeral Home, 135 South Street, Wrentham. A funeral Mass followed at 10:30 AM in St. Mary's Church, 130 South Street, Wrentham. Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery, Cumberland, R.I.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to: Lewy Body Dementia Association, lbda.org.
Online guestbook may be found at rjrossfuneralhomeinc.com.