Longtime, well-known and much-loved Westporter Jim Curran died Friday, surrounded by his family. He had battled cancer, and was 59 years old.
Born in Pontiac, Michigan, the son of the late Thomas and Ruth Curran, Jim grew up in Huntington, and lived in Westport for over 20 years.
He attended Fairfield Prep, and graduated from Shelton High School. After Northwood University, he began working full-time at the family-owned Curran Volkswagen dealership. He had started there at a young age. It remained his business home for over 40 years.
He later became a partner, operating Curran Volkswagen with his brother Chris. He was considered by Volkswagen to be an icon, for the dedication and commitment he exhibited every day.
Jim was a loving husband and father, dedicated to the care of his family. A staple in the community, he coached his kids in Little League and basketball. He was a die-hard Boston sports fanm and enjoyed watching and attending as many Patriots and Red Sox games as possible.
His love of sports began at a young age. He played baseball, basketball, football, softball, golf, and anything in between. As an avid golfer, Jim was a longstanding member of Brownson Country Club, which became his home away from home.
He was known for his upbeat, loving, fun and hilarious personality, and will be missed by all.
In addition to the love of his life Stacie, his wife of 21 years, and his children Dylan, Shea, Carly, and Charlie, he is survived by his brothers and sisters, Kathy Hurley and her husband Tom of Boca Raton, Florida, Chris Curran and his wife Diane of Shelton, Trish Adams and her husband Bill of Boca Raton, and Michael Curran of Delray Beach, Florida, his mother-in-law Rhona Lieberson, and several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles.
Friends are invited to an outdoor celebration of life at Brownson Country Club Golf Course in Shelton today (Monday, August 31, 1 p.m.) For information or to sign an online register, click here.