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John M. Curtin
  • In lieu of flowers donations in John's memory may be sent to
  • My Brother's Keeper
    PO Box 338
    Easton, MA 02356

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“We'll miss you; MK "Now and Forever" ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Tom Cinelli - Melrose, MA

“My condolences, Maureen and family. John and I lived cur silo together in 1981, and it was terrific to share the experience, and an important weekend...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: George Comeaux - North Easton, MA

“Fran and I were very sorry to learn of Jack's passing.Our thoughts are with the family in this most difficult time.Butch ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Butch Hansen - Billerica, MA

“John was kind,caring and respectful man. Always smiling and willing to give a hand. It was a pleasure to know him and work with him in the...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Catherine Muscato - Rockland, MA

“My favorite memory with Jack was our first cruise to Bermuda with Jack, Maureen and another couple and their granddaughter. We had such a wonderful...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Marge Curtin - Morrisville, NC

“Will miss you . ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Carol Holland - Reading, MA

“We're going to miss sharing laughs with Uncle Jack at all the family parties. He was sweet. He was funny. He was awesome, and he'll be terribly...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Robin Curtin - Weymouth - Family

“Goodbye Jack, You were the best big brother anyone could ask for. As a child I looked up to you because you did all the cool things, including...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: William Curtin - Morrisville, NC

“"Tab" (We called him Tab.)They said it was because he was so handsome, he looked like Tab Hunter.Tab and I were classmates at Charlestown High. We...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Don MacAdam - Cerritos, CA

“You and Aunt Maureen always held a special place in my heart. I spent many school vacations at your home and you always treated me so special. They...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Diane McLaughlin - Medford, MA

“Maureen,Very sorry for your loss. i know both of you were very close. Always enjoyed our conversations at the retired teachers luncheon's. Will...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Don Visser - Whitman, MA

“We are going to miss you so much. Love you. See you on the other side xo ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Karen and Tommy Curtin - Boston, MA


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John Maxwell Curtin, 74, of Easton, MA passed away in the wee hours of Wednesday, August 30, 2017.

Originally from Charlestown, MA, the son of the late John and Alice Curtin and brother of the late Patricia Kensinger and Richard Curtin, he was a dedicated son and brother, devoted and loving husband, wonderful father (and father-in-law), stalwart friend, avid gardener, voracious reader, and master of witty side comments and puns. He attended Charlestown High School, during which time he became a drummer in The Majestic Knights Drum and Bugle Corps, an association he remained passionate about over the years. He served in the United States Air Force in the 60's, after which he met and married the love of his life, Maureen (McDevitt) Curtin.

After the birth of his son, John Joseph Curtin, John coached little league baseball in Easton, and became the ultimate hockey father- driving to practice early in the mornings and serving on the Easton Youth Hockey Board of Directors. A man of faith, he also served the parish of Immaculate Conception in Easton as a lector and CCD educator. After attending Cursillo, he became a heartfelt supporter of My Brother's Keeper and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, as they allowed him ways to give back to the community.

After graduation from Wentworth Institute of Technology, John went on to work for Spaulding Company and the United States Postal Service. When he wasn't on the Cape with his family, attending the theater in New York with his granddaughter Paige, or watching Bruins and Red Sox games with his son, John was active in several bowling leagues, and, like his father before him, became a proud member of the Old Charlestown School Boy's Association.

A thoughtful and kindhearted man who will be missed by many, John is survived by wife Maureen, son John, daughter-in-law Jessica, granddaughter Paige, sister Evelyn, brothers William, James, and Thomas, sisters-in-law Kathy, Karen, Linda, Sandra, Marjorie, and Rosemary, brother-in-law James, many beloved nieces and nephews who meant the world to him, and friends and neighbors who he thought of as his extended family.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 9:00 a.m. from Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 605 Washington Street (Rte.138) Easton, followed by a funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Easton, at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow with military honors in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Easton. Visiting hours on Monday, Sept. 4 from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in John's memory may be sent to My Brothers Keeper, PO Box 338, Easton, MA. 02356. For directions or condolences visit kanefuneralhome.com