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John F. Curtin

June 11, 1934 ~ January 31, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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John Curtin Obituary

John F. Curtin, a cherished soul born to Thomas and Bridget in County Cavan, Ireland, on June 11, 1934, embarked on his earthly journey surrounded by the love and camaraderie of his two brothers, Gerry and Paddy. With the spirit of adventure guiding him, John ventured to the United States in 1952, a young man of 18, eager for the new chapters that awaited him. It was here he met Elizabeth Lynch, with whom he married and built a life filled with love, joy, and the laughter of a large family, including six children, 13 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

John dedicated 55 years of his life to navigating the bustling streets of Manhattan as a limousine driver, a career that, while demanding, never diminished the warmth and generosity he was known for. Those fortunate enough to cross paths with John would invariably speak of his golden heart and unwavering kindness, traits that defined his very essence.

As a father, John's devotion knew no bounds. His grand and great-grandchildren, in particular, held a special place in his heart, reveling in the affection and wisdom he so freely shared. His love wasn’t confined to humans alone; John held a profound affection for his pets, reflecting his all-encompassing compassion.

John also played a pivotal role in introducing his children to the joys of sports, movies, and the invaluable asset of humor. Despite his modest interest in these areas, he recognized their potential to enrich and influence his children's lives profoundly.

John F. Curtin's legacy is one of love, kindness, and the gentle impact of a life well-lived, touching the hearts of all who knew him.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
February 6, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
St James Funeral Home, Inc
829 Middle Country Rd
St James, NY 11780

Funeral Mass
Wednesday
February 7, 2024

11:00 AM
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church
33 Crown Acres Rd
Centereach, NY 11720

Cremation - Private

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