John Kevin Curley

January 24, 1938March 9, 2014

John Kevin Curley, 76, of Oneonta passed away at his residence on Sunday, March 9, 2014.

John was born on January 24, 1938 in Biddeford, Maine the son of the late Anthony and Mary (Quinn) Curley. He married Irene Meyer on July 11, 1964 in Katonah, New York.

John was a graduate of Arch Bishop Steptinac High School in White Plains and graduated from the University of Scranton. He moved to the Oneonta area in 1968 from Somers, New York. He was an Insurance Investigator for Equifax in Oneonta with 30 years of service.

John was a member of St. Mary’s Church, BPOE 1312, where he was PER, club secretary and manager until 6 years ago.

John enjoyed playing cards with his friends at the Elks Club, but most of all he enjoyed the time spent with family.

He is survived by his wife, Irene H. Curley of Oneonta; his children, Mark Shane Curley and his wife, Margaret of Massapequa Park, New York and Adam Quinn Curley of Oneonta.

He is also survived by his grandchildren, Erin Nicole Curley, Connor James Curley and Grace Yan Xiang Curley; a nephew, Anthony Curley of Margaretville; a sister, Patsy Gunderson and her husband, Chris of Astoria and other nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brother Gerald Curley and his sister, Maureen Perrota.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Friday, March 14, 2014 at St. Mary’s Church, 39 Walnut Street, Oneonta with Rev. Scott VanDerveer, associate pastor, officiating.

There will be no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary’s Food Pantry, 39 Walnut Street, Oneonta, NY 13820.

Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website at

Arrangements under the direction of Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta, NY.


  • Memorial Service Friday, March 14, 2014

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March 19, 2014

Irene , so sorry for your loss.
Your friends at Action Lube & Soda Jerks, Linda Burgher

Doug & Barbara Bush

March 13, 2014

Irene, Adam, Mark and family, Doug and I send our deepest sympathy to all of you. We are so sorry for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Duane & Mary Hathaway

March 13, 2014

Irene and family. I am so sorry to read of John's passing. He was always a funny guy and will be missed by many friends. He is a better place now and no longer suffering.

Jennifer Insetta-Pajerski

March 12, 2014

Mrs. Curley, Mark and Adam. I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Mr. Curley as a larger than life individual and the best Bingo Caller!!! May you find comfort in knowing he is safe in God's arms and may he rest in peace. Love and prayers to you all

gary allen

March 12, 2014

sorry for your loss meet john at river gary sue allen

March 11, 2014

Dear Irene and family....Ted and I send our sympathy to you and family. Will always remember John as a loyal Elk,and trips you both went on with us.
Emi & Ted Gaisford

March 11, 2014

Irene and family, Carol and I send our deepest sympathies. We often talk about the Elks lodge and the Wednesday night dinners. John and I had some very memorable trips around the district. His humor was on a par with mine and we enjoyed working together on Elk's projects. I am sure he is at peace now. Erich and Carol Smith Latham

Joe and Mary Ann Hartmann

March 11, 2014

Dear Irene and family,

Joe and I send our condolences to you and your family. John's good humor will be a lasting memory. Your care for him for these past 6 years has been a blessing for him. May he now rest in peace. Prayers and hugs,
Mary Ann and Joe