October 30, 1932 – November 28, 2018
Richard P Curran, 86, a 30 year resident of Boca Raton, Florida died on November 28, 2018 after a short illness at home surrounded by his loving family.
Richard was born on October 30, 1932 in Queens, NY to Richard T Curran and Sarah Maher Curran. He met the love of his life Nancy and married her in January 1955. He remained in love and adored her during the 53 years of their marriage until she predeceased him 2007. Every week for the last 11 years, he would visit her at the cemetery bringing her flowers and just letting her know he was there and in love with her to the day he died. His time has come, to be reunited with her in heaven.
Richard was a loving Son, Husband, Father, Grandfather and Poppy. His number one priority has always been the health, happiness and love for his family. There is nothing that he couldn’t or wouldn’t do for them. His strength, dedication and loyalty were admired by all.
A previous resident of Monroe and Pearl River New York, Richard was a veteran of the Korean War, a retired Detective from the NYC Police Department and a retired Security Director for CBS Television. Richard leaves behind his Five (5) children: Barbara Curran from Delray Beach, FL: Nancy O’Reilly (Dan) of Naperville, IL: Richard Curran of Fort Lauderdale, FL: Daniel Curran (Dawn) of Ringwood, NJ and Kathleen Salerno (Robert) from Boca Raton, FL. In addition, Richard leaves behind 10 grandchildren (Chris, Ryan, Erin, Jessie, Meagan, Eddie, Danny, Sara, Reilly, Zoey) and 3 great grandchildren (Tyler, Anthony, Tommy) who loved and adored him very much.
A viewing will be held at the Babione-Kraeer Funeral Home, located at 1100 N Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33432 on Sunday, December 2nd , 2018 between 6-9pm. A mass will be held at St Coleman Catholic Church, 1200 South Federal Highway, Pompano Beach, FL 33062 on Monday, December 3, 2018 at 10am. A private burial will follow at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Cemetery in North Lauderdale, FL.
The family also wishes to thank the compassionate doctors and nurses who helped care for our father over the past several weeks. In lieu of flowers, any donation to TrustBridge Hospice is greatly appreciated.
- Barbara Curran, Daughter
- Nancy O'Reilly, Daughter
- Kathleen Salerno, Daughter
- Richard M. Curran, Son
- Daniel Curran, Son
- Chris Kopchak, Grandson
- Jessica DeLibero, Granddaughter
- Edward Lehmann, Grandson
- Erin Thomas, Granddaughter
- Ryan Weiss, Grandson
- Danny Curran, Grandson
- Sara Curran, Granddaughter
- Meagan Curran, Granddaughter
- Reilly Salerno, Granddaughter
- Zoey Salerno, Granddaughter
- Tyler Kopchak, Great Grandson
- Thomas Kopchak, Great Grandson
- Anthony Sahlin, Great Grandson
- Visitation Sunday, December 2, 2018
- Mass of Christian Burial Monday, December 3, 2018
December 1, 2018
You were and always will be my Hero- you are my world!!! My heart is broken until we meet again
November 29, 2018
There are no words to describe how blessed my 30 years of life have been with you by my side throughout everything. All those years growing up when you would take me for walks, and I had to climb every rock I saw and you would clap so hard. You were always my rock, and always will be. All the pool and beach days, the Pringle’s, crumb cake, and ice cream, all the times you let me sit on top of your couch so I could “ride a bull” I miss every single moment with you. As I got older, I loved my moments of eating lunch at your house and talking politics. And well, if I couldn’t make it for lunch due to work, you came to work to eat with me. When I bought my first house, you were there every day bright and early to see what you could help with. You never stopped working for all of us.
You have welcomed Naomi into our lives as another grand daughter to you, and for that, we are forever greatful. Your heart knew no evil and was so pure and kind. I can go on and on about the love this family has for you Pop..
Two years ago, I started my career in law enforcement. And again, you have been there every step of the way. Talking about laws and the way things are now and how “if you’re not in it, you just don’t understand.” Never a day passed by where you wouldn’t call to ask how work was or what has happened and to make sure I was being safe. You now eternally have my six and I will never have to question if you’re there.
The way we have carried grandma in our hearts the last 11 years, you surely knew you would continue to be loved and honored.
Anyone who knew pop knew the amount of integrity, honesty, compassion, and honor he carried within him. He truly was one of a kind. We love so much Pop. We loved you yesterday, today, and forever..always.
My heart and my soul, my Pop.
November 29, 2018
Pop you will be missed so very much!
You were such an amazing man. Words cannot express how much you mean to me. I have only been in your life for 2 years, but you had made such an impact on my life even though it was short.
You welcomed me and my two children with open arms and made us feel like we were your grandchildren. I remember being nervous meeting you and the rest of the family....hoping that you will all like me.
Then Chris introduced me to you and your smile was so big and you hugged me so tightly and told me I was beautiful. The big hugs you gave meant the world to me.
Pop....you always worried about Liam and even the very last time you held him you cried. You said to me “I don’t want to miss his milestones “ and you found so much enjoyment watching Liam’s therapy videos especially when he was walking. Now you will have the perfect view because you will be right there next to him.
You could see the joy on your face just looking at your family. I knew you loved your family immensely and you told me you felt so much love from them too.
I will miss your big long hugs, your smile, your kind eyes and so much more, but you will always be in my heart.
I am keeping my promise I made to you Pop always and forever.
LOVE YOU MORE than you know!
November 29, 2018
Loved beyond words....our hero
November 29, 2018
Biologically he was my grandfather, but in reality he was a GRAND FATHER to me. My hero who raised me, Pop was an AMAZING man who would do anything for his family.
If I can be half the man to my kids he was for half as long, I’ll consider that a success. Our family was so blessed having this man in our life!
Rest In peace Pop, give Gram some love for us until we meet again.