In Memoriam


Joseph Francis Curran
1929 - 2014

Joseph Francis Curran Retired Port Authority police lieutenant, 84 Joseph Francis Curran, 84, of the Brookfield section of White Township, N.J., passed peacefully on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, at home surrounded by his loving family.

Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at MacFadden Funeral Home, 325 Hardwick St., Belvidere, N.J.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at St. Patrick R.C. Church, 327 Greenwich St., Belvidere, N.J. Interment to follow in St. Patrick Cemetery.

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Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Dec. 30, 1929, Joseph was the son of the late Frank J. and Marie McGraph Curran. He was a retired police lieutenant of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 55 years, Margaret Mary (Carr); nine children, Brigid Mekita and husband, Mike, of Lake Hiawatha, N.J., Joe Curran and wife, Lisa, of Jefferson, N.J., Tricia Nikiel and husband, Bob, of Parsippany, N.J., Chris Curran and wife, Barbara, of Lebanon, N.J., Michael Curran and wife, Lisa, of Denville, N.J., Moira Douglas and husband, Scott, of Stillwater, N.J., Tara Maluszczak and husband, Ed, of Rockaway, N.J., Paul Curran and wife, Lisa, of Berkeley Heights, N.J., Kevin Curran and wife, Laura, of Denville; 26 grandchildren, Meghan, Caitlin, and Matthew Mekita, Andrew Curran, Brian and Kevin Nikiel, Grace and Michael Curran, Ryan, Julia and Jenna Curran, Connor, Maureen, Erin and Tara Douglas, Alana, Ian and Evan Maluszczak, Brendan, Liam, Kate and Amelia Curran, Finn and Teagan Curran; sister, Regina VanSycle; sisters and brothers in-law, and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave., Newton, N.J. 07860 would be appreciated.

Published in Star-Ledger on Oct. 13, 2014

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