Joseph Patrick Curran, age 82, passed away on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 in the Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Boston on November 16, 1939, he was the son of the late Joseph Patrick and Alice (Devine) Curran. He spent his early years in the South End of Boston before his family settled in East Boston after the passing of his father, where Joe graduated from East Boston High School. Following his graduation, Joe took a position with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Mental Health, working as a security officer at Boston State Hospital.
Joe married his first wife, Diane Lutton, and together they made their home in Norwood for a short time, before settling in Walpole in 1967, where they raised their three children. After learning about the working conditions that he was exposed to in the hospital, Joe's career led him to take a position as a business representative with his union, American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 93 in Boston. As a business representative, Joe helped fellow union members with negotiations with employers.
On July 17, 1993, Joe married his beloved wife, Frances J. Alibrio, at a ceremony held in Spencer, Ma. Two years later, they made their home in Franklin, Massachusetts and in 2002, Joe was named Regional Coordinator of the Western District of the AFSCME, with his office in Springfield. Three years later, Joe retired from the union with more than thirty years of dedicated service.
In his retirement, Joe enjoyed spending the cold months of New England in Vero Beach, Florida, where he enjoyed soaking up the sun on the beach. During the warmer months, Joe and Fran returned to New England, spending a couple of years in New Hampshire before settling North Attleborough, Massachusetts.
In addition to his trips to Florida, Joe loved taking cruises throughout the Caribbean. He also enjoyed a once in a lifetime trip to Ireland, where he was able to trace his family roots. More than anything, Joe loved being at home in New England, surrounded by his family and spending countless hours with his grandchildren.
Beloved husband of Frances J. Alibrio-Curran.
Loving father of Joseph Patrick Curran and his wife, Wendelyn, of Plainville, Shawn A. Curran and his wife, Maureen, of Taunton, and Zoey Bradshaw of Knoxville, Tennessee.
Cherished grandfather of Brian Curran, Daniel Curran, Jared Curran, and Margaret Curran.
Brother of Daniel Curran of Revere, Robert Curran of Reading, the late Frances Palmieri, the late Margaret Curran, the late Carol Napalitano, and the late Barbara Curran.
Also survived by many loving Nieces and Nephews.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Joe's Life Celebration on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 from 4 to 7 PM in the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, Walpole.
A Funeral Home Service will be held on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 11:00 AM. Interment will take place privately.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023 or at www.diabetes.org