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Obituary for Richard M. "Dick" Curran

Richard M. “Dick” Curran, 82, of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 9, 2023. He leaves his devoted wife of 58 years, Ann F. (Woodward) Curran; their daughters: Kathleen Curran McSweeney and her husband Robert, of Shrewsbury, Marybeth Curran Jordan and her husband Todd, of Norwalk, CT, and Shelly Curran Bedrossian and her husband Keith, of Marblehead; grandchildren: Kara McSweeney, Tess Jordan, Derek Jordan, and Elizabeth Bedrossian; his siblings, Robert Curran, of Sutton, Judith Capps and her husband Dennis, of Cambridge, James Curran and his wife Meg, of Chatham, Wendy Curran, of Barre, VT, Dennis Curran, of Bozeman MT, along with several nieces and nephews. Dick was predeceased by his brother, John Curran, and his parents, Raymond J. Curran and Hope T. (Severance) Curran.

Dick was born in Worcester, and raised in Shrewsbury. He graduated from Shrewsbury High School, Class of 1959, and Worcester Junior College. He had an extensive and successful career as an Insurance Underwriter in Worcester for over 35 years, retiring at age 62.

Dick was an avid reader, and loved doing crossword puzzles and watching movies. Whether it be fine food, wine, movies, music, or travelling, he strived for authenticity and experiencing everything to the fullest. Above all, his family meant the world to him.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Shrewsbury Little League by mailing to Shrewsbury Little League, PO Box 197, Shrewsbury, MA 01545 ( Dick’s father started Shrewsbury Little League in 1951 and Dick played in the inaugural season for the “Red Sox.” As a lifelong resident and a devotee of Shrewsbury athletics, Dick would be thankful for any donation that supports Shrewsbury Little League.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the Curran family between 9AM and 11AM on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at the BRITTON-SHREWSBURY FUNERAL HOME, 648 Main St., Shrewsbury, with a service to follow at 11AM. Burial will be held at Mountain View Cemetery.