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Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home & Cemeteries

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA

OBITUARIO

Michael Paul Curry

11 octubre , 194531 agosto , 2019

Michael Paul Curry was born in New Orleans on October 11, 1945. He passed away unexpectedly at home on August 31, 2019. He loved his family and his city fiercely and enjoyed traveling, cooking, dancing and attending festivals. He was an avid LSU and Saints fan. He was a kind, welcoming, generous and faithful man that his family and friends were blessed to know and love. He is survived by his beloved spouse of 50 years Mary Ann Barre Curry, daughters Jennifer Curry and Michelle Curry Blanchard (Doug) and granddaughters Grace, Audrey, Kate and Lucy Blanchard. He is the brother of Edward Curry and Tom Curry (Martha) and brother-in-law of Margaret Barre Giebelhaus (Dave), Patti Curry and Brian Simeon. He is also survived by nieces and nephews Walter and Eric Giebelhaus, Jane Curry Hannan, Shannon Curry, Blake and Paul Simeon, Katie Simeon Preskitt, Paul, Mark and Erick Curry and their families. College friends for 56 years Roland Wiltz and Bob Cahill. Close friends including Michelle, Doug, Will, Henry and Ray Black, Robert Kirn, Denise Theriot, Rose Ann and Evan Walle, Linda and Billy Atzenhoffer, Pam Cresson, Celeste Wertz, Jessica Welty, Ty Leon and all the members of the Heart of Mary Rosary group. He is godfather of Jane Curry Hannan, Eric Giebelhaus, Brandyn Miller, Claire Miller, Kevin Davis and Will Black. He was preceded in death by parents Lurline and Bill Curry Sr., brother Billy Curry Jr., sister-in-law Janet Barre Simeon and nephews Kelly and Shawn Curry. He was a proud 1963 graduate of De La Salle High School, 1967 Golden Wolf Loyola Graduate, 45-year parishioner at St. Benilde Catholic Church and was a founding member of the Heart of Mary Rosary Group for the past 32 years and a volunteer at St. Christopher and St. Benilde Parishes. He attended annual Manresa retreats and was a retired systems accountant for the National Finance Center and a former employee of Snyder Ventures. He loved life and will be greatly missed!! Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at St. Benilde Catholic Church, 1901 Division Street in Metairie. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. followed by Rosary at 11:30am and Mass at 12:00pm. Interment to follow at Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum, 5454 Pontchartrain Blvd., New Orleans. The family requests memorial Masses or donations to St. Benilde, 1901 Division St., Metairie, Louisiana 70001 or Sister Servants of Mary, 5001 Perlita St., New Orleans, Louisiana 70122 in lieu of flowers.

  • FAMILIA

  • He is survived by his beloved spouse of 50 years Mary Ann Barre Curry, daughters Jennifer Curry and Michelle Curry Blanchard (Doug) and granddaughters Grace, Audrey, Kate and Lucy Blanchard. He is the brother of Edward Curry and Tom Curry (Martha) and brother-in-law of Margaret Barre Giebelhaus (Dave), Patti Curry and Brian Simeon. He is also survived by nieces and nephews Walter and Eric Giebelhaus, Jane Curry Hannan, Shannon Curry, Blake and Paul Simeon, Katie Simeon Preskitt, Paul, Mark and Erick Curry and their families.
    He is godfather of Jane Curry Hannan, Eric Giebelhaus, Brandyn Miller, Claire Miller, Kevin Davis and Will Black. He was preceded in death by parents Lurline and Bill Curry Sr., brother Billy Curry Jr., sister-in-law Janet Barre Simeon and nephews Kelly and Shawn Curry.
  • DONACIONES

  • St. Benilde Catholic Church
  • Sister Servants of Mary

Servicios

  • Visitation jueves, 5 septiembre , 2019
  • Rosary Service jueves, 5 septiembre , 2019
  • Funeral Mass jueves, 5 septiembre , 2019

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Brnadyn Miller

6 septiembre , 2019

I could not have asked for a more amazing godfather. Mike was a genuine, strong, and loving man of faith. He is a huge inspiration on my desire to be a man of faith, a husband, a father, and a committed and passionate friend. Mike truly was a witness of Christ to everyone who he encountered. Mike will be greatly missed. His impact on my life has led me to Christ, and will continue to guide me and others through his example.

Bob Cahill

6 septiembre , 2019

It’s been hard thinking about what to write about Michael, but somehow during the service yesterday thoughts started coming to me. So much has been said about him, such wonderful and true things. I’d just add that Mike loved everyone he knew and was loved by everyone who knew him. He brought joy and fun to everyone and to every occasion.
I say that he was my brother, but that’s not accurate. I do not know the word to describe what Mike is to me, more than a friend, more than a best friend, more than a brother. I grew up with Mike and grew “mature” with him. We’ve known each other since we were 17. We’ve been together at just about every major life event… weddings, funerals, major birthdays, Christmases, anniversaries, and vacations. There has rarely been any extended period of time we have not seen each other. Maybe some form of soulmate is a better word?
However, even in the 56 years that we have been “brothers” there is one thing I don’t think I ever said to him, until recently. Maybe because it didn’t need saying, or maybe because it’s awkward for guys to say this to each other. But at his and Mary Ann’s 50th anniversary party I told him I loved him… and he said he loved me too. That makes me realize how important it is to tell people that, you never know when you can never tell them again.
I’ll miss Mike so much until I see him again. Tonight, when I lay in bed, I’ll talk to him about that, he may not reply, but I know he will be listening, because he knows I love him… and he loves me too.

Gretchen Kappel Dore’

4 septiembre , 2019

I am so sorry to hear about Mike’s sudden death. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

Anthony Fontana

4 septiembre , 2019

I am very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you during your time of need.

A.J. Fontana
De La Salle, Class of '63

edward comer

4 septiembre , 2019

Mike and Mary Ann had an amazing capacity for extending their family.We are three members of that extended family.Mary Ann could not have had a better husband than Mike.Jennifer and Michelle could not have had a better father.Mike's grandchildren could not have had a better grandfather.We could not have had a better extended family member and friend.Thank you,Mike,for the inclusion,the love,the laughs,and for the many convoluted rides around the greater N.O.area.We love.We miss you.Rest in peace and we will see you on the other side!
Carol,Ed,and Jamie Comer

Lynn Folger

4 septiembre , 2019

We met Mike through my brother, to file our tax returns, but he quickly became a friend. Mike had a welcoming, friendly, and kind nature, was a true man of faith, and had a joy for life that was an inspiration to all who were fortunate enough to know him. Our love, hearts, and prayers go out to Mary Ann, Jennifer, Michelle and family.

Betty Kennedy

3 septiembre , 2019



We met Mike when our brother, Bobby became friends with him many, many years ago. He soon became one of the family. He loved our parents and they loved him right back. When he met Mary Ann, she became part of our family as well. We had never seen him as happy as he was when he was with her. After they were married, they had us over to their house for many fun occasions, too. Mike LOVED parties.

I remember when he and Mary Ann would spend Thanksgiving at Mama’s he would ask for the turkey caucus so he could make Turkey Gumbo. He would always bring her some when he did. He loved to cook, to EAT, to laugh, to sing and to DANCE! A lot of the songs were by The Beach Boys as he and Bobby and Roland Wiltz loved them. He and Bobby and Roland were like brothers, so incredibly close. But, Mike and I had a special “Elvis Connection”. Every time we saw each other – and I mean EVERY SINGLE TIME FOR THE LAST 50+ YEARS – we would hug each other and sing together, “Treat me like a foooool, Treat me mean and Cruuuuuel…..bu – u – ut….LOVE ME!” And then we’d LAUGH! Neither of us could carry a note, but we loved it! I can hear us now, and that will always make me smile.

Mike and Mary Ann were blessed with beautiful daughters granddaughters and spent so many wonderful times with them. I remember how hard Mike worked to get Jennifer’s house back in shape after Katrina. And how devoted he and Mary Ann were to both Jennifer and Michelle. They were blessed with Mike and Mary Ann as their parents, and their granddaughters were blessed as well. He lives in them.
He and Mary Ann were one of the most loving couples we know, devoted Christians, loving partners, parents and grandparents, fabulous friends. Their love of God was so obvious and beautiful. They truly inspired me.
Phil and I pray for Mary Ann and the family and ask that God pour His Amazing Grace on them to help them through this terrible loss, until they see him again - never to part. XOXO

Bear Cahill

3 septiembre , 2019

Beautifully and accurately written. Thank you and my heart is heavy for so many through this loss.

Many memories come to mind but two that stand out are...

At someone's wedding years ago a few of us were taking a break from dancing... not Mike! As we watched everyone having fun, we also commented about how just hours ago Mike was passing a kidney stone in severe pain. I don't think it slowed him down but it certainly shamed us. :)

The other memory is of an inside joke he and I had. I don't remember how it got started but at some occasion, probably when I was a teenager 30+ years ago, one of us (Mike and I) turned to the other and asked "Who are all these people?" and the conversation would continue as to who they were and who invited them. We'd each blame the other for the rowdiness and noise of all the people we assumed the other brought along to the party.

Thru the years he never missed a beat in repeating the conversation with me. It's not a huge thing in a sense, but it's something meaningful for an adult to kid around w/ you at that age... and then remember it for decades.

He'll be missed by many.

Thomas & Martha Curry

3 septiembre , 2019

Above all ,Michael was a family man. He & Mary Ann just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. His two daughters were the light of life. His four beautiful granddaughters were his stars, moon & sun . His brothers love him very much. They will never forget all the wonderful times they shared . His friends , which there are many , were deeply loyal to him. They all loved him for his kindness, understanding, loyalty & his unbelievable amount of love he showed to everyone. If you needed him, he was there. If you wanted to have fun & dance, he was there. He will leave an unmeasurable mark on everyone who had the privilege to know him. Good bye, Michael. Our hearts are broken for now you are gone. You now are up in heaven leading the march of “When the Saints go marching in” All our love & prayers are with your family. We loved you so, Tom & Martha Curry

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