Dick Curley, of Osterville, passed away peacefully on June 19, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Martha (Hansberry) Curley to whom he was married 59 years.
Born in Cambridge, MA on July 24, 1932 to the late John P. and Alice L. (Murphy) Curley, Dick was a graduate of Newton High School Class of 1950, Boston College (BSBA) 1954, and Boston College Law School 1959. A proud Double Eagle. Dick is a Korean War veteran, serving in the US Army from 1954 -1956 and the Reserves from 1956 – 1962.
Memberships included MASS Bar (50+ years) Federal Bar, Barnstable County Bar Association and Trial Lawyers Association of MA. Also numerous Town of Barnstable Committees, President of the Osterville Village Association, Moderator for COMM Fire District and a long term Cape Cod 5 Board of Trustee member. Former President and 50 year member of Cummaquid Golf Club and 2 time Men’s Club Champion at Wianno Golf Club. He also coached and directed Kennedy Youth Hockey League as well as other sports. Dick was also proud to be a head umpire for the Cape Cod Baseball league.
In addition to his wife Martha, Dick is survived by his children, Dr. Jeanne M. Mase of Falmouth, James P. Curley (Stacey) of Centerville, Michael P. Curley (Jane) of Centerville, Mark C. Curley (Jen) of Osterville, Mary E. Curley of Osterville, and John P. Curley (Kelly-Jeanne) of Centerville, twelve grandchildren, Rose, James, Tony, Catherine, Jimmy, Jacqueline, Grace, Caroline, Isla, Matthew, Mia and Samantha and many relatives. He is survived by his sister Carol C. McHale of Newton and predeceased by his son Matthew who passed January of 1968 and his brother, the Honorable Judge John P. Curley Jr.
Dick’s life was full of fun times that included golfing, Dowses beach, Sampson’s Island, vacationing near and far with family and friends and those spontaneous trips with Martha. Life was all about family.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, June 23rd at Our Lady of Assumption Church, 76 Wianno Ave., Osterville. Please dress casually.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Dick’s memory may be made to St. Vincent de Paul or the Department of Veterans Affairs.