Gerald Joseph Curry (1923 - 2013), New Rochelle Fireman and Spectator's Legend

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Gerald Joseph Curry (1923 - 2013), New Rochelle Fireman and Spectator's Legend

February 07, 2013 - 19:59

Gerald Joseph Curry, 89, a lifelong resident of New Rochelle, died on February 5, 2013.

Jerry was born on July 11, 1923 in New Rochelle, to the late Lackey and Elizabeth (Reilly) Curry. He was a firefighter for the New Rochelle Fire Department for many years where he also cooked for his fellow firemen. After his retirement, he worked as a bartender for Spectator’s Sports Bar in New Rochelle.

He served in the Navy during WWII. He is survived by his daughter Kathe Curry and his son Dennis Curry and his wife Christine; his grandchildren Alison, Nora, Meg, Frank, Mary Kate and Ned; his sister Margaret Curry, and his brother John Curry and his sister -in-law Rita as well as many nieces, nephews and many loyal and dear friends. He is predeceased by his siblings: Tom, Frank, Betty, Helen, Pat, Jimmy, Eileen and Eamon. He was a loving father, devoted grandfather, sports enthusiast and proud Irishman.

Visiting hours will be Thursday 4-8pm at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel 16 Shea Place New Rochelle, NY.

A funeral mass is scheduled for Friday 10:30am at Blessed Sacrament Church. Interment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Butterflies from Jodie 33 President Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801.

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Jerry was a guy I used to visit on occasion, and be they good or bad, he had a listening ear and always gave sound advice. I hadn't seen him in 10 years, but happy he's in a better place now. We'll miss you Jerry.