Michael Edward's Story
Michael Edward Curran, 84, a lifelong resident of Newburyport, died Thursday afternoon June 15, 2017, at Country Center for Health and Rehabilitation in Newburyport.
He was born on November 11, 1932, in Upper Saranac Lake, N.Y. to the late Patrick and Carolyn (Leonard) Curran.
Michael married Frances “Fran” M. Parasso, the love of his life and wife of 63 years, on August 16, 1953.
He graduated from Immaculate Conception High School, Class of 1951, enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served our country proudly during the Korean War, earning the National Defense Service, Korean Service, and United Nations Service Medals, and was honorably discharged in 1955.
He was employed by the Arthur S. Page Insurance Agency in Newburyport for most of his working career, and achieved the status of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU); he retired in 1997.
Michael enjoyed taking long drives with Fran wherever the road led them, and he especially loved spending time with his family by their pool. The Boston sports teams now have a great fan in heaven.
Michael is survived by his loving wife, Fran; sons, Michael E. Curran, Jr. and his wife, Debbie, and Mark D. Curran and his wife, Donna; grandchildren, Joshua Curran and his wife, Jamie, Emma Curran and her husband, Chris, Matthew Curran, Jessie Curran, and Christopher Curran and his fianceé, Kate; and great-grandson, Andrew. He also leaves behind sisters, Patricia (Curran) Messinger and Barbara (Curran) Braunstein. Michael was predeceased by his siblings, Mary Elizabeth “Betty” (Curran) Doyle, June (Curran) Cayer, Donald Curran, and Stephen Curran.
Family and friends may call on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 42 Green St., Newburyport. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Immaculate Conception Church, followed by burial at St. Mary Cemetery. The Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home, 193 High St., Newburyport, MA 01950 is assisting Mr. Curran’s family with his funeral arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Michael’s name to Immaculate Conception Church, 42 Green St., Newburyport, MA 01950.
For directions or to offer online condolences, please visit www.tlcfuneralhome.com.
Published on  June 19, 2017