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Funeral from the Carroll-Thomas Funeral Home 22 Oak Street Hyde Park Tuesday morning at 9:30 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Most Precious Blood Church Hyde Park at 10:30 AM. Visiting hours Monday evening from 4-8 PM at the Funeral Home. Interment at Fairview Cemetery Hyde Park, relatives and friends invited. Edward was a highly decorated Major with The US Army.
Edward J. Curran, known affectionately as Ed to his friends and family, passed away peacefully on January 31, 2024, at his residence in Allenstown, PA. Born on January 25, 1948, in Boston, MA, Ed's journey through life was marked by his unwavering love for his family, his adventurous spirit, and his intelligent approach to life's challenges.
Ed's life was a testament to his deep devotion to his loved ones. He was a cherished husband to Heidi L. (Dick) Curran, sharing a bond that flourished over 53 years of marriage. A devoted father, he took immense pride in his children, celebrating the achievements of his son, Edward W. Curran and his wife Amy of Kutztown, PA, and holding dear the memories of his late sons, Timothy and Matthew Curran. Ed's role as "Grand Pa" to Erica and Danyell was filled with joy, laughter, and countless treasured moments. His legacy continued to blossom with his great-grandchildren, Leigh and Savanna, who brought a new generation of happiness into his life.
Ed's warmth extended to his siblings, being a cherished brother to Stephen Curran and his wife AnnMarie of Hull. He also shared a special bond with his brother-in-law, John Stazinski, and his wife Carolyn of Hyde Park. His capacity to love knew no bounds, as he was also a beloved figure to many loving nieces, nephews, in-laws, and a wide circle of friends who were all touched by his compassionate nature.
A man of honor and dedication, Ed served as an Army Officer in the U.S. Army, embracing the values of loyalty, courage, and commitment. His military career not only exemplified his love for his country but also instilled in him a strong sense of discipline and integrity that he carried into all aspects of his life. His rank of Major was not just a title but a reflection of his leadership qualities and the respect he earned from those who served alongside him.
Beyond his military service, Ed's life was rich with interests that spoke to his multifaceted personality. His family was his paramount joy, and he reveled in the role of patriarch, fostering a home filled with love and wisdom. His grandchildren, in whom he instilled his adventurous and inquisitive spirit, were a source of immense pride and happiness. He approached life with a sense of adventure, always eager to explore new horizons and experiences.
Those who knew Ed would describe him as loving, adventurous, and intelligent. He navigated life's challenges with grace and an ever-present smile, leaving a legacy of kindness and strength. His influence was profound, and his absence will be deeply felt by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
Edward J. Curran lived a life that was full, honorable, and rich in love. As we bid farewell to this remarkable man, we do so with hearts full of gratitude for the time we shared with him. His memory will live on as a beacon of the love and joy he spread so effortlessly. Ed's life was one well-lived, and his spirit will continue to inspire those who were touched by his extraordinary presence.