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Richard Francis Curry

Richard Francis Curry, 90,  formerly of Hamilton, passed away on June 24, 2015 at Masconomet Healthcare Center in Topsfield, surrounded by his family. He was the husband of the late Jane C. (Chesley) Curry, with whom he had shared fifty-one years of marriage before she passed away in 2002.

Richard was born in Lynn on October 16, 1924 to the late  Harold Walker and Mary Alice (Haley) Curry. He attended school in Lynn,  graduating from Lynn English High School in 1942.  Following  graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was stationed on a Liberty Ship during World War II, spending over two years at sea in Europe and in the Phillipines. With the ending of the war  he returned to Lynn and went  on to  attend and graduate from Suffolk University in Boston.  Richard was employed as an auditor for Sylvania and then worked for many years  in accounting at the Essex County Bank in Peabody.  He  also served the several years before  retirement as the accountant for the Town of Hamilton.

Richard and Jane were married in 1950, making their home for several years in Lynn and moving to Hamilton in 1956 where they raised their  four daughters.

After selling his home of over fifty years in Hamilton, Richard resided for four years at Emeritus at Cherry Hill in Danvers.

Richard is survived by his four daughters, Susan Soucy and her husband, Charles of Boxford, Cynthia Gray of Georgetown, Patricia Feenan and her husband James II of Windham, NH and Mary Lou Curry of Strafford, NH; nine grandchildren, Michael Soucy, Ellen Soucy Reece and husband Cameron, Laura Soucy; Margaret Curry Fratus and husband Kyle, Richard and Robert Gray; Molly Feenan Smith and husband Matthew, James Feenan III and Kathryn Feenan.  He  leaves four great-grandchildren, Clara, Harrison and Anne Smith and Owen Reece.  He also leaves his dear brother Jack and wife Claire of Lynn, and several nieces and nephews.

His funeral service will be held 11:00 am Tuesday, June 30, 2015 in the Christ Church Chapel, 149 Asbury Street, Hamilton followed by interment with Naval Honors in the Hamilton Cemetery. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are 5 to 8 pm Monday in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to WGBH, One Guest Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02135 or to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B102, Danvers, MA 01923

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