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Aycock-Riverside Funeral and Cremation Center

1112 Military Trail, Jupiter, FL

OBITUARY

Richard "Rick" J. Curley Jr.

May 25, 1978September 24, 2019

Richard “Rick” J. Curley, Jr., 41, of Jupiter, FL passed away peacefully on September 24, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.

Rick was a graduate of Jupiter High School. After high school, Rick was a member of AmeriCorps, dedicating his time to public service before enlisting in the U.S. Navy in May 2003. Shortly thereafter, Rick suffered a tragic accident that left him unable to serve. However, after years of therapy and hard work, Rick redeveloped the physical capacity to help others and devoted thousands of hours as a volunteer at the Jupiter Medical Center Pavilion.

Rick is survived by his parents, Richard J. and Mary L. Curley of Jupiter, FL, his brother Christopher J. Curley, sister-in-law Loni, and his treasured niece and goddaughter, Ryann, and beloved nephew and godson, Christopher, who currently reside in Staten Island, NY.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Tequesta, FL on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 10:00am, following the Mass, the family invites you to join them for snacks and refreshments at The American Legion Rood Williams Post 271 at 775 US1, Tequesta, FL. An additional Funeral Mass will be held at his family’s parish of Sacred Heart, in Staten Island, NY on October 19, 2019 at 10:00am.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the GoFund me account “In Support of Rick Curley Jr.”; https://www.gofundme.com/f/In-Support-of-Rick-Curley-Jr ,established by family to help with unexpected costs associated with Rick’s cancer treatments, care and final arrangements.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 28, 2019

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Kimberly Pearson

September 28, 2019

I don’t have a specific memory in mind...however, I have myriad special memories of hanging out with Rick and laughing and having fun. He was always in good spirits, always loving, and always very funny. He is a treasured friend and I love him very much. I will always remember him and his big heart. My condolences to his parents, and his brother Chris and sister-in-law Loni. He lives on in the lives of all of you...especially his god children Ryann and Christopher. I love all of you.
-Kimmie Pearson

kristine Sthilaire

September 28, 2019

We loved having Rick at the Pavilion. He was part of our family. His contagious laughter, caring disposition and ohh his funny jokes! He will be missed greatly. My sincere condolences to his family.

Angie Baird

September 27, 2019

I am sure all of us “Jupiter High” peeps, from back in the day, remember Rick. I know a lot of us have him on our Facebook page and he would send most funny jokes and such. In high school Rick was the guy who everyone knew, and everyone liked. He had this aura about him that was positive and true. Just “that guy” that got along with many different crowds and had a wonderful smile and sweet heart. I am so sorry for this news. He was so young. To young. Thoughts with the family and dear friends of Rick. He was well know because of his “AWESOME-NESS” PEACE TO YOU RICK, AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND YOUR FRIENDSHIP!

Lee Efthyvoulou

September 27, 2019

I lost my movie buddy on the 24th of September. I will greatly miss watching scary and sci-fi movies with you Rick. We seemed to like the same kinds of movies. We had a special kind of bond, me being his mother's age and he being just a few years older than my oldest, but I enjoyed being with Rick, he had a great sense of humor which I will greatly miss. Now you are home where we will all join you with in the next 50 years or so, looking forward to seeing you again over there. Hopefully you will see Michael on the other side, please say hello to him for us. Such a sweet face and smile you had, you are greatly missed by everyone especially your parents. God bless you.

Mary Hodge

September 26, 2019

Rick holds a very special place in my heart, such a special guy and good friend! I will miss him dearly. We spent countless hours working together at the Pavilion. He was loved and appreciated by residents, patients and staff alike. My deepest sympathy to his wonderful family. Rest In Peace my friend!

Cathy Lewin

September 26, 2019

Rick was a dear friend of our family and like a brother to our son, Toby. I can only imagine the stories they are sharing now. I'm glad we got to visit this summer. Condolences to the Curley family as I know this was a great loss to them. ❤️

Cathy and Micheal Lewin
Heidi Farling

Jackie Igneri

September 26, 2019

Rick was a great addition to the Pavilion family for many years, he was always assisting someone, bringing mail, magazines and a smile to everyone. He definitely touched many hearts, may he Rest In Peace. He loved the holiday parties, and we loved having him. God bless his parents and bring them comfort.

Maggie Casto

September 26, 2019

Rick and I used to talk about anything and everything, always asked me how my girl's were doing how I was doing, I can't believe he's gone, he will be so missed by me, fly high with the Angel's xxxx

Louis Apoldo

September 26, 2019

I remember the day you were born, and the years afterward, babysitting for you and your brother. RIP and watch over us all Rick.

Christina Izquierdo

September 26, 2019

Rick was an amazing soul and wonderful friend. He made a huge difference while he was a volunteer at the Pavilion and had a contagious smile. Those who knew Rick loved him. My heart goes out to his family , he truly will be missed.

FROM THE FAMILY