John F. "Jack" Curran (ret. B.F.D.), of Milton formerly of South Boston passed peacefully at home on January 21, at the age of 90 surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of the late Claire (Cahill) Curran. Devoted father of John D. and his wife Denise of Easton, James M. and his wife Nancy of Needham, and Mary Claire Cantor and her husband Todd of Milton, Barbara A. Moynihan and her husband Patrick of Burke, VA and Joseph H. Curran of Milton. Loving grandfather of Riley, Justin and Aidan Curran, Meghan and Patrick Curran, Ella and Abby Cantor and Claire Moynihan. Cherished son of the late Martin & Nora A. Curran. Brother of Mary DiPerri of South Boston, Sr. Barbara Ann Curran of Albany, NY, Noreen Gatto of South Boston and the late Joseph, Thomas, Martin and Robert Curran.
Jack was born in South Boston where he grew up. Jack and Claire lived in Dorchester after marrying in 1959 before moving to Milton in 1963.
He served in the US Coast Guard during WWII aboard the CGC McCulloch. He was a service member in the Coast Guard for three years. He worked 17 years for the New York New Haven and Hartford Railroad as a brakeman prior to becoming a firefighter for the City of Boston in 1962. Jack was assigned to Ladder 1 in the North End for most of his career. He retired from Fire Headquarters in 1994. He was proud of his 32 years of service.
Jack was very proud of being a part of the Barn Boys of Southie and his membership in the Whitney A.C. Bowling League. Jack was also a member of Fire Fighters Local #718, the McKeon Post and the Castle Island Association. Jack and Claire were former presidents of the St. Agatha Church Couples Club.
His greatest joy came from spending time with family and friends especially all of his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed playing cards and wintering in Florida with his wife Claire. He was also known as the “Commissioner” of the local football pickem pool.
He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved him.
In Lieu of Flowers please send donations to the Boston Fire Department Relief Fund 115 Southampton Street Boston, MA 02118.
Visiting hours at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home, 326 Granite Ave., Milton, Friday 4-8PM. Funeral Mass at St. Agatha Church, Milton Saturday morning at 9. Burial Milton Cemetery.
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