Southborough – Richard P. “Dick” Curran, 82, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, surrounded by his family. He was the devoted husband of Eileen (Henry) Curran for the past 50 years.
Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late William and Katherine (Brady) Curran. In 1947, he graduated from St Mary's High School in Milford and shortly after enlisted in the Navy. He was stationed on the USS Tarawa during the Korean War and traveled all over the world, crossing the equator twice.
Upon returning from the war, Mr. Curran bought the Southborough News and Coffee Shop, affectionately called “The Spa,” from his aunt and uncle. There he met his wife, Eileen, and they married in England in 1961. He spent many happy years at The Spa until he retired in 1986.
He was an active member of St. Anne Church in Southborough. He also served on the Board of Southborough Senior Center, was a past president of the Southborough Rotary Club, volunteered at the local schools, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Phil Sheridan Council.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Margaret Curran of Arlington, Va., Mary Curran-Garrett of Southborough, and Clare Curran-Ball and her husband David of Northborough; four grandchildren, Kristie MacDonald and her husband Christopher, Thomas Cadrin, Steven Garrett, and Caitlin Ball; two great-grandchildren, Tallin and Jaxson MacDonald; and many beloved nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Eddie and Bo Curran.
He will be remembered especially for his gentle grace, his caring heart, his wise counsel and his wonderful sense of humor.
Visiting hours will be he held Monday, Jan. 30, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St., Southborough. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 10 a.m., at St. Anne Church, 20 Boston Rd., Southborough. Burial will follow in the Southborough Rural Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent in his memory to the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston.