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“I miss you so very much ”
1 of 67 | Posted by: Sara Lutz - Marlborough, MA

“Im still your favorite sister in law d be proud. Love ya always big guy :-) ”
2 of 67 | Posted by: Laurie DeMarco - Omaha, NE

“4 years! It can't be, but it is. It boggles the mind. Life and death, it's all too much and so easy to get lost in. But you taught me strength above...Read More »
3 of 67 | Posted by: Sara Lutz - Marlborough, MA

“I love you and miss you so much Dad. There's so much I wish I could tell you. I can only hope you are close enough to hear my thoughts. ”
4 of 67 | Posted by: Sara - Marlborough, MA - Daughter

“Dear John, We all inherently knew how lucky we were during the 30 years you were beating cancer and continued to be the patriarch of our family...Read More »
5 of 67 | Posted by: Debora Kimball - Bridgewater, MA

“Missing you never fades, it only grows stronger with each passing day. It still feels like yesterday, you were here, and I could go home any time I...Read More »
6 of 67 | Posted by: Sara Curran - Marlborough, MA

“Another year passes and I still feel the pain of loss, although I can now think of you and be happy for what we had for so many years. You gave me a...Read More »
7 of 67 | Posted by: Shelley Curran - San Tan Valley, AZ

“Hello Mr. Blue Sky! Happy New Year!!!!! My new year resolution is to play some music...we have such great was so much fun playing our...Read More »
8 of 67 | Posted by: Patty Hamlin - Brockton, MA

“Papa, Your birthday passes for the 2nd time since you left us, and instead of tears, I smile at the memories of you. There are just so many, and for...Read More »
9 of 67 | Posted by: Sara Curran - Marlborough, MA

“Dear you and miss you very much! I pray that you are with us always....xoxoxoxo ”
10 of 67 | Posted by: Patty Hamlin - Brockton, MA

“John, Funny thing happened 2 nights ago, I was outside looking at the stars and the first thing I saw was the little dipper..It made me laugh and...Read More »
11 of 67 | Posted by: Laurie DeMarco - Omaha, NE

“I can't believe it's been a year. The words "I miss you" just don't seem worthy of how I feel. I am the luckiest girl in the world, because you are...Read More »
12 of 67 | Posted by: Sara - Marlboro, MA - Daughter

“Well, here we are, one year has gone by and it seems like yesterday I was holding your hand and telling you how much I loved you. I have thought...Read More »
13 of 67 | Posted by: Shelley Curran - South Easton, MA

“Happy New Year Dad. ”
14 of 67 | Posted by: Sara - Marlborough, MA - Daughter

“Dearest Johhnie, As New Years Eve approaches, I miss you so much! I think of you everyday as I listen to some of our favorite songs. I remember...Read More »
15 of 67 | Posted by: Patty Hamlin - Brockton, MA

“Papa, As the holidays draw close I am missing you so very much. They will just never be the same with out your gumpy and sleepy self coming down...Read More »
16 of 67 | Posted by: Sara - Marlboro, MA - Daughter

“Miss you, SO much. Love ya, so much craziness going on sometimes You wisdom would be very beneficial at the moment. Love ya brother <3 ”
17 of 67 | Posted by: laurie - omaha, NE - sisterinlaw

“John, I have really been trying to keep Shelley distracted but its SO hard. wow When I try to talk to her or calm her down all I can do is cry...Read More »
18 of 67 | Posted by: Laurie D - Omaha, NE

“I miss you more than I could ever have imagined....everyday is a struggle to get through without you. I have loved you my entire life!! We will be...Read More »
19 of 67 | Posted by: Shelley Curran - South Easton, MA

“Dad, I am sitting here at work today and day dreaming about my wedding day. We were standing at the doors waiting for them to be opened and in...Read More »
20 of 67 | Posted by: Sara - marlborough, MA - daughter

“Dear John, I miss you so much it hurts. I will forever carry in heart all of the things I loved about you: your smile and wit, your integrity,...Read More »
21 of 67 | Posted by: Patty Hamlin - Brockton, MA

“My dearest husband, Yesterday came and went and it was so very painful for me. I wish I had more time to be your wife. I miss you more every day. ...Read More »
22 of 67 | Posted by: Shelley Curran - South Easton, MA

“I just came by cuz I was thinking about you. I think to myself how many times I called and told you how much you loved and missed me. Well, I sure...Read More »
23 of 67 | Posted by: Laurie D - omaha, NE - Sis-in-law

“I miss you so much Dad. ”
24 of 67 | Posted by: Sara Lutz - Marlboro, MA

“OSylvia & Larry Pattisonur condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you atr this sad time. ”
25 of 67 | Posted by: Sylvia & Larry Pattison - AZ

“Dear Shelly and family, Our sincerest sympathy to you and your family. It has been a long struggle for both you and John, he is a peace now. We will...Read More »
26 of 67 | Posted by: Rick and Carol Mc - AZ - friend

“what a wonderful tribute to an amazing man. You will forever be missed John! You fought one hell of a battle, what a will to live you had. I thank...Read More »
27 of 67 | Posted by: Jenifer Passanisi - Bridgewater, MA

“Shelley, Sara, and Stephanie,Although I only met John on a few occasions (one serious but all others fun and joyous); the one striking feature that I...Read More »
28 of 67 | Posted by: Reginald B. Woody - Prescott, AZ

“You will be missed John. ”
29 of 67 | Posted by: Sylvester White - Brockton, MA

“Dad, For as long as I can remember I have always looked up to you and admired you. You were brilliant at everything you did. When I was a kid I would...Read More »
30 of 67 | Posted by: Stephanie curran - Easton, MA

“Sara, Steph, Shelly, and the rest of Curran Family My heart is broken. John is a wonderful man and I just can't find the right words to express...Read More »
31 of 67 | Posted by: Sarah Furber - MA

“Shelley, I know John had a long courageous battle with cancer. Take comfort, as I am sure he continued his fight, to be with you and your daughters....Read More »
32 of 67 | Posted by: Ted Stessman - Omaha, NE

“Shelley, Donna, Steve and all of the Curran Family we can not add more beautiful sentiments than we just read. We can offer that we share the same...Read More »
33 of 67 | Posted by: Pam and Rich Fitzmaurice - FL

“John, my brother...I am truly going to miss you. You have been in my life since day one. I always looked up to you; always wanted to be with you. ...Read More »
34 of 67 | Posted by: Donna McCarthy - North Easton, MA

“Uncle John, I am honored to have ever met you! There isn't one bad thing I can think of when I think of you! You ARE an incredible husband, dad,...Read More »
35 of 67 | Posted by: Tiere DeMarco - omaha, NE - Niece

“Stephanie, Our prayers are with your family at this time. John would always tell us about his "gigs" during his visits. He was always easy going...Read More »
36 of 67 | Posted by: Anne DiSanto - South Easton, MA

“My Dearest John, my guitar man, my teacher, my hero! For the past 15 years I was such a very lucky girl as I got to pack up my guitar and drive to...Read More »
37 of 67 | Posted by: Patty Hamlin - Brockton, MA

“Fazer/Dad/Daddy/Papa,I cannot express how proud I am to be your daughter. You're the most amazing father, endlessly supportive, funny, passionate,...Read More »
38 of 67 | Posted by: Sara (Curran) Lutz - Marlborough, MA

“Dear Shelly & girls, We are so saddened to hear that Jack has passed he fought a long hard battle. We know how you both loved coming to your place...Read More »
39 of 67 | Posted by: Tony & Mary Antonellis - AZ

“God Bless you John Please keep this family in your prayers. We will miss you deeply ”
40 of 67 | Posted by: Judy and Ken Etterman - Mesa, AZ

“Shelley: So sorry to hear the news of John's passing. He was a very nice man. We are in Florida so will not be able to attend his funeral. Our...Read More »
41 of 67 | Posted by: Paul & Francine Cappella - MA

“I am going to miss you my friend......32 years is a long time........I witnessed a man who loved his wife and children more than anything, a man who...Read More »
42 of 67 | Posted by: Linda Baines - SAN TAN VALLEY, AZ

“We are so sad to to hear the news of Jack's passing. Shelley and family, Patty, Deb and families, and all extended family, you are in our thoughts...Read More »
43 of 67 | Posted by: Paul and Cindy Simms - Salem, NH

“What can I say except that I have always loved you and will until the end of time. You are my soulmate, best friend, confidant and all things a...Read More »
44 of 67 | Posted by: Shelley Curran - South Easton, MA

“Sara, Stephanie & Shelley- We know that nothing we say can take the pain away. May you find comfort in the memories that you hold close to your...Read More »
45 of 67 | Posted by: Nicole & Mathew Marotta - Revere, MA

“His energy is not gone but fills us all with love and peace! He is still with us in spirit in every wind that blows, or snowflake that falls. He...Read More »
46 of 67 | Posted by: Elizabeth DeMarco - Wenatchee, WA

“The last time I remember John, he was in Omaha. He brought his guitar. He was quit a guitarist. He and Gary DeMarco played their guitars together....Read More »
47 of 67 | Posted by: John Federico - Omaha, NE

“Brother John, I have so many memories of you that I will cherish. You were a remarkable man in so many different ways. We will miss you so, but will...Read More »
48 of 67 | Posted by: Debora Kimball - Bridgewater, MA

“Shelley and girls, you were so very lucky to have this man in your lives. I always saw joy in his eyes, and I know he loved all three of you so very...Read More »
49 of 67 | Posted by: Lana Schmidt - Omaha, NE

“Rest in peace, my big brother, you will forever be in our hearts, until we meet again....we love you.. Love Jeff, Lynn, Jessie, Jackie and Halle xoxo ”
50 of 67 | Posted by: Lynn Kandar - Easton, MA - sister

“Aunt Shelley and Family~ My heart goes out to you right now. I will continue my prayers for some comfort during this time. You are all amazingly...Read More »
51 of 67 | Posted by: Meagan Weyant - Omaha, NE - Niece

“Uncle Jack, I remember you teaching me things when I was in 3rd grade. I remember you teaching me things in 2012. My whole life, you were there for...Read More »
52 of 67 | Posted by: Patrick McCarthy - easton, MA

“Shelley, We send our love and deepest sympathies to you, Sara and Stephanie. Our hearts go out to all of you. John was truly blessed to have you...Read More »
53 of 67 | Posted by: Susan and Bruce Swartz - Peabody, MA

“John you always had a smile on your face and made others drawn to you. I have fond memories of you teaching me how to play some songs on the guitar...Read More »
54 of 67 | Posted by: Rob Graff - Omaha, NE

“ so sorry , john was a good man , will be missed ”
55 of 67 | Posted by: Roseann , John Karas - Hanover, MA

“Dear Shelley and Donna My last memory of John was a hug and a kiss..I will hold that moment . My heart goes out to you both. May God give you...Read More »
56 of 67 | Posted by: Rose Donahue - Waltham, MA

“We were very sorry to hear of John's passing. He will be greatly missed. We were hoping that you both were coming back to Arizona. Our thoughts and...Read More »
57 of 67 | Posted by: Michael and Janet Jonas - AZ

“Dear Shelley and family, We send our heartfelt sympathies to you. May God hold you in his arms and give you strength and courage and peace. Love to...Read More »
58 of 67 | Posted by: Larry and Karla Shelley - Oakland, NE

“Love you uncle John. My heart goes out to all of the family. I hope that somehow there is a little comfort. ”
59 of 67 | Posted by: Paige - Omaha, NE - Niece

“Shelley, Sara & Stephanie, I can't image all you have been through lately. You all are much stronger than I could be at a time like this. I love you...Read More »
60 of 67 | Posted by: Gina Harris - Omaha, NE

“My father used to say; Life is a collections of moments, John may you rest in peace, you were one of the greatest collections in my life. ”
61 of 67 | Posted by: Tony Varela - Canton, MA - friend

“The short time I have known you Shelly, I knew you were a special person. You truly are blessed for the love you had for John and he for you, and the...Read More »
62 of 67 | Posted by: Robert and Carol Wiles - AZ

“Shelly, Your care of your husband was truly unsurpassed. Reading your detailed accounts on his health update e-mails personified the blessedmarriage...Read More »
63 of 67 | Posted by: Jay Federico - Centennial, CO

“Rock on John!!!!! ”
64 of 67 | Posted by: Buzsie

“John was a very loving man, a terrific guitar player and a blessing to my sister. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Buon Viaggi! ”
65 of 67 | Posted by: Greg DeMarco - Waxhaw,, NC

“Thank you for many years of friendship and love. My heart misses you greatly and will forever cherish the mentorship you shared with me. Know you...Read More »
66 of 67 | Posted by: Michaela - Cape Cod, MA - friend

67 of 67 | Posted by: laurie demarco - Omaha, NE

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EASTON-----John F. Curran, 65, a resident of Easton for the past 26 years, died Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at home under the care of his family. He was the husband of Shelley (DeMarco) Curran for 36 years.

Born in Cambridge on July 6, 1947, a son of the late John and
Anna (Antonellis), he was a 1965 graduate of Brockton High
School and earned an Associates Degree in Engineering from
Massasoit Community College in Brockton.

John was employed as an engineer manager for Verizon
Communications based out of Framingham for 30 years, retiring
in 1994. A self taught musician, he played both the guitar and
piano and was a member of the band The Breakaways.

An avid golfer, he was a member of The Back Nine Club Golf
Course in Lakeville and the Acushnet River Valley Golf Course.
He also enjoyed model ship building.

In addition to his wife Shelley, he is survived by two daughters,
Sara Curran Lutz and her husband Jason of Marlboro and Stephanie
Curran of Easton; his siblings, Donna McCarthy of Easton, Patricia
Hamlin of Brockton, Robert Curran of Brockton, Debra Kimball of
Bridgewater and Lynn Kandar of Easton; and many cousins, nieces
and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a funeral
service on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in Kane Funeral Home & Cremation
Services, 605 Washington Street (Rte.138) Easton. In lieu of flowers
donations in John's memory may be sent to the American Cancer
Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA. 01701. For directions
or condolences visit