Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home

199 Woodford Street, Portland, ME


Robert Stanley Curneil

October 22, 1934February 6, 2020
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Portland, Maine- Robert Stanley Curneil, 85, of Portland, passed away peacefully on February 6, 2020. He was born in Dixfield, Maine, a son of Frank and Ruth Curneil. He graduated from Falmouth High School and then served in the Navy during the Korean War. He married Rose Ann Ciriello, and they raised their family in Cumberland where they lived for 52 years in the home that he built with his sons and his father. A reserve officer of the town of Cumberland, Bob also worked at the Main Post Office in Portland where he retired after 35 years. He was also a police officer for the town. A longtime member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, he loved to sing in the choir and sang for 20 years in the Magic of Christmas. He was an avid gardener, painter, and woodworker. One of his favorite past times was hosting Sunday dinner for his entire family and anyone else that decided to stop by for spaghetti and meatballs. He spent his final days as he always did: singing, making jokes, and telling stories while surrounded by his family.

He was predeceased by his parents and a brother, Frank Curneil.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Rose Ann Curneil; his oldest son Mark and his wife Martha; his son David and Janet; his son Jeff and his wife Rose, and his daughter Michelle and her husband Bill. Bob is also survived by eight grandchildren, Alison, Casey, Aleisha, Robbie, Stacie, Eric, Ashley, and Sam, along with three great- grandchildren, Carter, Abby and Aubrey.

Visiting hours will be held from 4-7 pm on Thursday, February 13, 2020, at Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St. Portland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am on Friday, February 14th at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 72 Federal St. Portland. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in South Portland. A reception will follow at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland.

Please visit www.jonesrichandbarnes.com to sign Robert’s online guest book.


  • Frank Curneil, Father (deceased)
  • Ruth Virgin, Mother (deceased)
  • Rose Ann (Ciriello) Curneil, Wife
  • Mark Curneil (Martha Curneil), Son
  • David Curneil (Janet Pazik), Son
  • Jeff Curneil (Rose Curneil), Son
  • Michelle Curneil (William DiTomaso), Daughter
  • Alison, Grandchild
  • Casey, Grandchild
  • Aleisha, Grandchild
  • Robbie, Grandchild
  • Stacie, Grandchild
  • Eric, Grandchild
  • Ashley, Grandchild
  • Sam, Grandchild
  • Carter, Great Grandchild
  • Abby, Great Grandchild
  • Aubrey, Great Grandchild


  • Visitation Thursday, February 13, 2020
  • A Mass of Christian Burial Friday, February 14, 2020


Robert Stanley Curneil

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David & Terrie Andersen

February 13, 2020

Our deepest sympathies go out to RoseAnn and the entire family. Bob played a big part in the community and extended his gracious energy and compassion across so many relationships. He was a real friend. Rest In Peace Bob.

Thank you for sharing so many great photos.

Steve and Nancy Boucher

February 11, 2020

Dear Mark, Martha and Casey,
We're outside of the country and read Bob's obituary in today's paper. So sorry to hear the news of his passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Your friends,
Steve and Nancy Boucher

Carol Milliken

February 11, 2020

Rose and family,
So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Bob was our mailman for many years and my customer at CVS also. I always enjoyed talking and reminiscing about when he delivered mail and the years he worked with George. Our condolences to you and your family
Carol and George Milliken

Robin Curneil

February 11, 2020

My heart and prayers go out to the family. I am so sorry for the loss of my Uncle, he was such a funny, loving, and generous man. I am so blessed to have been a part of his life .I learned so many meaningful lessons from him and the family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers..love you all

Jim DiMillo

February 10, 2020

Sending love to you all. Sorry we can't make it up. Loved seeing all the photos, thanks for sharing. Love you Auntie, rest in peace Uncle Bob. I have great memories of all our times together at Nana and Pappas house and on Blanchard Road.

Donna and Wayne Stone

February 10, 2020

We were so sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. I can see remember being a flower girl in Bob and Roseann’s wedding. Was that really 64 years ago? Unfortunately we are in Florida so please give your entire family all of our love. May all your memories stay in your heart forever. Your cousin Donna

Beth Haeger

February 10, 2020

So sorry to hear about your loss. Can still hear Bob's booming voice at family get togethers. We are thinking of you all.
Leo and Beth Haeger

Rick and Stacey Andersen

February 8, 2020

There are no words that can be used to express the heartache, when you feel as though you have lost one of your own family; and that is precisely what has happened. To my brothers, Mark, David, Jeff and sister, Michelle (or this was how it seemed for so many years) heartfelt condolences to all of you, we love you. I feel a wonderful gratitude for having known your dad and been included as one of the family that he had a huge hand in creating. He looked out for all of us as if we were his own and I am proud to be included as a part of his legacy...Thank you, Bob, rest well...