Edward Curran, age 90, a 35-year resident of Patterson (Putnam Lake), formerly of the Bronx, died Saturday, July 7, 2012, at his home.
Mr. Curran was born in Ring, County Waterford, Ireland on April 17, 1922, to Michael and Mary Ann (Wall) Curran. He attended schools in Ireland and served in the Royal Air Force before coming to America in 1950.
Mr. Curran married Joan T. O’Keefe on June 19, 1954, in Los Angeles, Calif. Mrs. Curran died on December 30, 1995.
After serving in the Air Force, Mr. Curran had worked in both England and Canada as a groom and attendant with thoroughbred race horses. After arriving in the states, Mr. Curran was fortunate to continue his love of training thoroughbred race horses as he traveled across the United States, working at such well known racetracks as the Belmont, the Aqueduct, Hollywood Park and in Saratoga. After his marriage, Mr. Curran worked as a bus shifter for the Transport Workers Union local 100 in the Bronx. He remained an avid horse racing fan his entire life.
Mr. Curran is survived by three children, Edward Curran of Valhalla; Michael Curran of New Canaan, Ct.; and Joann Burke of County Waterford, Ireland. Also surviving are nine grandchildren; Megan, Gavin, Brian, Trevor, Kevin, Sam, Hannah, Jessica and Rebecca.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, July 12, 2012, 10 a.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Church in Valhalla. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne. Friends may call at the Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster, on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m., www.beecherfuneralhome.com
Contributions in Mr. Curran’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association. www.heart.org