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March 11, 2014

John Kevin Curley

John Kevin Curley

ONEONTA — John Kevin Curley, 76, of Oneonta passed away at his residence on Sunday, March 9, 2014.

John was born on Jan. 24, 1938, in Biddeford, Maine, the son of the late Anthony and Mary (Quinn) Curley. He married Irene Meyer on July 11, 1964, in Katonah.

John was a graduate of Arch Bishop Steptinac High School in White Plains and graduated from the University of Scranton. He moved to the Oneonta area in 1968 from Somers. He was an insurance investigator for Equifax in Oneonta with 30 years of service.

John was a member of St. Mary’s Church, BPOE 1312,

where he was a past exalted ruler, club secretary and manager until six years ago.

John enjoyed playing cards with his friends at the Elks Lodge, but most of all he enjoyed the time spent with family.

He is survived by his wife, Irene H. Curley of Oneonta; children, Mark Shane Curley and his wife, Margaret, of Massapequa Park, and Adam Quinn Curley, of Oneonta. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Erin Nicole Curley, Connor James Curley and Grace Yan Xiang Curley; a nephew, Anthony Curley of Margaretville; a sister, Patsy

Gunderson and her husband, Chris, of Astoria; and other nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brother, Gerald Curley, and his sister, Maureen Perrota.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 14, at St. Mary’s Church, 39 Walnut St., Oneonta, with the Rev. Scott VanDerveer, associate pastor, officiating.

There will be no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary’s Food Pantry, 39 Walnut St., Oneonta, NY 13820.

Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting

Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral

Home, Oneonta.

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