Edward A. Curran, 80, of Cohasset, passed away Friday, July 30, 2021 at home, embraced by the love and grace of his wife, Elaine M. (Teagle) Curran after a brief but resolute battle with cancer. Ed departed this world overwhelmingly proud of his family, especially Elaine, whose strength left Ed in awe every day of their sixty years together.
Born on November 19, 1940, a son of the late Anthony G. and Vesta (Mongeau) Curran, he was raised in a devout Catholic household in Dorchester, MA as the younger brother to five sisters. Ed grew up knowing the true power of family. After graduating from Christopher Columbus High School, he followed this commitment to family and belief in a greater cause to the United States Marine Corps, where on the Potomac River, he first fell in love with sailing. From Quantico, VA to Massachusetts, Ed dedicated years to his craft as an electrician, welcoming the demand of the hands-on work and beyond honored to build his career with IBEW Local 103; and went on to retire as a master electrician at the Boston Globe.
Despite his years serving his country and the many buildings he wired, Ed’s true pride and joy lie in the five rowdy boys he watched mature into men. Ed, never a man of many words, refused to set his final sail without expressing his immense gratitude for the dignified men his five sons grew to be and the amazing women and grandchildren they filled Ed and Elaine’s home with.
No matter where, when, or with whom, Ed did everything with the purest of all intentions: simply because he loved doing it. Weeknight hockey games until the age of 78, Caribbean adventures with friends, Sunday sails on the Cottontail with his grandkids, traditional corned beef and the Celtic Women on St. Patrick’s Day – Ed cherished every free moment he had to enjoy his greatest passions with the people he loved the most. Ed will be greatly missed and will always be treasured as a devoted husband, providing father, adoring grandfather, amazing brother, loyal friend, stoic skipper, and one heck of a skater by all.
In addition to his beloved wife, Elaine, he is survived by his five devoted sons, Sean Curran and his wife Maura of Scituate, Timothy Curran and his wife Paula of Cohasset, Daniel Curran and his wife Stephanie of Pembroke, Brian Curran and his wife Kristin of Cohasset, and Andrew Curran and his partner Fawn Stevenson of Scituate. He is also survived by his 10 cherished grandchildren.
He was the dear brother of Kathleen “Kathy” Gober and her husband Bob of Derry, NH and was the brother of the late Madelyn Hines, Eleanor “Ann” Murray, Margaret “Peggy” Thornton, and Rita Brace.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Ed on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 11:30 AM in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 2 Summer Street, Cohasset, MA. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend.
Interment with United States Marine Corps honors will follow in Beechwood Cemetery, Cohasset.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 from 4-7 PM in the McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, 1 Summer Street, Cohasset, MA.
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