Gerald E. Curran
June 6, 1940 – July 3, 2019
On Wednesday, July 3rd Gerald E Curran, loving husband and father of two daughters died at the age of 79 years old.
Jerry was born on June 6, 1940 to his parents Mary McGowan and Hugh Curran. He immigrated to London where he wore many hats including an apprentice jockey, and designer of various apparel items. It was in London that he met his wife, Anne Burke, and they were married on May 9, 1964. In July, 1965 they then immigrated to the United States. Together they raised two daughters, Geraldine and Claire.
One of his greatest passions was his Irish heritage and this could be seen through his involvement in the Ancient Order of Hibernians in Danbury. He served as an active member as well as being the AOH President for many years and who dreamed of starting the Greater Danbury Irish Festival in order to find a permanent home for the AOH club. He was known for his sense of humor and was never shy to start a conversation with anyone. He was preceded in death by his brother, David. He is survived by his wife, Anne, his daughters Geraldine and Claire, his two son-in-laws, Chris and Jeff and four grandsons, David, Brendan, Ryan and Aidan. He is also survived by his two brothers, Hugh and Tommy.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to JDRF, Attn: Jill Waller, 30 Glenn Street Suite 409, White Plains, NY 10603.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00am on Tuesday July 9th in Saint Joseph Church, 8 Robinson Avenue, Danbury. The family will receive friends at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main Street, Danbury on Monday July 8th from 5:00pm thru 8:00pm. Members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians John A. Gildea Division #3 are requested to gather at the funeral home for a wake service to take place at 7:30pm.
- He was preceded in death by his brother, David. He is survived by his wife, Anne, his daughters Geraldine and Claire, his two son-in-laws, Chris and Jeff and four grandsons, David, Brendan, Ryan and Aidan. He is also survived by his two brothers, Hugh and Tommy.
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
- Visitation Monday, July 8, 2019
- Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, July 9, 2019
- Interment will be Private
Gerald E. Curran
July 17, 2019
Gerry Was the embodiment of Irish social culture He was the first to say hello, share a thought , give praise and make you feel like part of something There is a shortage of men in the world like he was He left his mark on anyone Blessed to know him His soul will always be cherished in OUR hearts Our prayers are with Anne and the girls , he will be sorely missed xoxox Margie and Mike Scalia
July 10, 2019
I just learned of Gerald's passing. I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I will always remember Gerry's smile and sense of humor. I hope you will find comfort in all of the beautiful memories that you made together. Please take good care of yourself and know I am here if I can help.
July 8, 2019
I am so sorry to have learned of Gerry's death at our Celtic Cross practice Thursday evening.
He was always one of my favorites. Losing him as a patient is one of my many regrets in retirement .
Warmest personal regards at this difficult time
July 5, 2019
Gerry will be missed by his friends that were made while he and Ann were in Newtown.
The three of us would have such memorable conversations about so many things.
I will miss him so much. God bless you Gerry.