Harold R. Curran, 75

Harold R. Curran
Harold R. Curran

Harold R. Curran, 75, of Oswego, NY, passed away August 20, 2011.

Dad was at his home in New Haven with four of his “canine companions” including his beloved Lucas. Harold is survived by his two children, Michael and Donna.

Harold was born June 28, 1936 in Oswego, NY to George R. Curran. He grew up on West 8th Street with his brothers and sisters, John, Wilfred, Katherine and Irene.

Harold met his wife of 16 years, Patricia, at a sorority party at Oswego State. They married in 1958 and moved in Rome, NY. In 1974, the children moved to Texas with their mother and Harold returned to Oswego to live and care for his mother, Anna. His love and care enabled Anna to live in the family home on West 8th Street until her death in 1993.

Although he missed his children dearly, Harold enjoyed his life in Oswego. He kept busy working at both St. Mary’s and St. Stephen’s Churches and being the neighborhood “Mr. Fix It”.

Harold enjoyed sitting on the porch visiting with his uncle Mel and Aunt Mary McElhone and telling jokes.

Dad never missed an opportunity to share stories and photos of his son, Michael, daughter-in-law Jean, and their children, Matthew, Christopher and Jessica; and his daughter, Donna and son-in-law Eric and their children Brennan and Ashton-Kate.

Our father was blessed to have wonderful neighbors who considered him both “a dear friend” and “extended family”. He took great joy in spending time with the neighborhood children – playing games; handing out ice cream cones; singing karaoke and later, being invited to graduations and weddings.

We are forever grateful to dad’s neighbors – he loved and cared about each of you. A special thank you to dear friends Rick, Lori and all the “Avery kids”: Andrew, Anita, Annette and Atom; and the “Hammer Clan”: Elaine, Sue, Soni, LaVerne and Troy.

A special note of gratitude to his nephew, David and his neighbors in New Haven for your concern for his well-being.

Donations can be made to: Oswego County Humane Society or United Friends of Homeless Animals in Richland, NY.

Services will be held privately, at the convenience of the family.

Nelson funeral home has care of arrangements.