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Michael E. Curnyn

Died: 11-21-2013
Birthplace: Framingham, MA
Resided In: Holliston, MA
Visitation to be held on: Monday, November 25, 2013
Services to be held on: Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Cemetery: Lake Grove Cemetery, Holliston

Michael E. Curnyn, 67, of Holliston, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Alice (Bartrum) and William Curnyn. He was the husband of Carole (Norton) Curnyn of Holliston.

A lifelong Holliston resident, Mike was a 1964 graduate of Holliston High School. He was the Captain of Engine 3 on the Holliston Fire Department on which he served for 46 years and was the owner and operator of Michael E. Curnyn Trucking. He was a lifelong member of the Maspenock Rod and Gun Club as well as a member of the NRA and the Holliston Sportsman Club.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Michelle Tompkins and her husband Jeffrey of Holliston and Christine Moloney and her husband Edward of Holliston; a sister, Patricia Pereira of Holliston and four grandchildren, Austin, Abbie, and Tucker Moloney and Makayla Vittori.

Visitation will be held on Monday, November 25th from 4-8p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston, 854 Washington St. A funeral mass will take place at 11:00a.m. on Tuesday at St. Mary’s Church of Holliston. Burial will follow in Lake Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Friends of the Holliston Fire Department, 59 Central Street Holliston, MA 01746


Posted by Kevin Bowman on November 27th, 2013, 9:41 am
So saddened to hear of Mikes passing. He was great to work with, he was an encouragement with his constant positive attitude. He will be sorely missed. Deepest Sympathy for your loss.
Posted by Kelly Ellen mcMahon on November 25th, 2013, 10:07 pm
I'm so sorry for your loss. Your are in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by susan brockert on November 25th, 2013, 4:02 pm
Carole, Chris, Michelle and families, I am so very saddened to hear of Mike's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Jim Falanga on November 25th, 2013, 1:46 pm

My deepest sympathies and condolences to you and your family.
Posted by Roger L Clark on November 25th, 2013, 1:45 pm
I first met Mike in the trucking business he hauled stone for my leach field and help me move into our new home in Upton in1971 a great man my condolence to all his family
Posted by Sandy Olmstead on November 24th, 2013, 1:58 pm
Dear Carole & Family,
I am so very very sorry for your loss. Mike was a wonderful man and will be missed by so many. I am so glad that he was able to come to our reunion this year. Thoughts & prayers are going your way. Love to you all.
Posted by Jim Pyne on November 23rd, 2013, 8:27 pm
I first knew Mike as an employee many years ago. Then we were blessed to have him as a"trucker" right until he had to stop driving. I`ve never known a man that overcame more obstacles than Mike and always with a smile. All of us at Pyne Sand send our deepest simpathy. Blessings to you all
Posted by Kathy Cates on November 23rd, 2013, 6:24 pm
Carole and Family,
Sending you love and strength at this very difficult time. I will always remember the laughs and fun with Mike on our many walks home from school back in the day. I've known you both for many years -
Posted by Richard & Suzanne Payne on November 23rd, 2013, 4:59 pm
I knew Mike mostly because of Engine Three. Both my Father and Uncle never had a bad thing to say about Mike.
No one ever said whose idea it was to park Engine Three at the edge of the road as we rode pass to bury my father, I always though Mike had something to do with it.
He will be missed but he was one of the good guys.
God blessed all of us who knew him even for a little bit.
Posted by Judy (Allen) Maddocks on November 23rd, 2013, 3:27 pm
Mike was a very special man (always was). I'm so sorry we lost him this soon, though I am glad that I had the chance to talk with him a few weeks ago. Our HHS Class of '64 will all miss him, he was a special part of us.
Condolences to Carole and all of the family.
Posted by kevin hayes on November 23rd, 2013, 1:50 pm
Carol and kids so sorry for you're loss. as I said about his brother inlaw Dan Holliston has lost another staple in the community.
Posted by Joe and Nancy Duca on November 23rd, 2013, 9:14 am
Pat, Carol and girls -- we were so sorry to learn of Michael's passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this time.
Posted by Kathleen DeLuca on November 23rd, 2013, 8:01 am
Carole and family ~ I am so sorry for your loss. May the memories of your lives with Mike keep you strong for each other.
Mike was one of Holliston's own. He will be missed
Posted by Lynn Levasseur on November 23rd, 2013, 7:16 am
To Carole, Michelle, Chris and Families,
Mike meant so much to so many people. He was a true Holliston Icon. He was always there with a joke or his wisdom on politics. I am so glad you were able to make one last trip to Florida in April and we got to see you then. Our condolences and love to all of you.
Posted by John and Norma Kittredge on November 22nd, 2013, 9:10 pm
Carole, Michelle, Chris and families; We are heartbroken for you all. Michael was a true friend to everyone. You could not have asked for a better husband, father or grandfather. Whenever I hear one of the many songs that he knew word for word, I will smile and sing along. Michael, we love you and miss you already. Until we meet again...
Posted by Kerry O'Brien and Family on November 22nd, 2013, 6:56 pm
To the Curnyn Family,
So very sorry for the loss of Mike. Such a sweet and amazing human being. He always made me smile when he came in the restaurant with his jokes and upbeat personality. There were never enough blonde jokes. Gave me good advise to never take any wooden nickels. Never a complainer and a person always willing to lend a hand. He will forever be missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts are with you all. XOXO
Posted by Joyce Zercoe on November 22nd, 2013, 4:02 pm
Dave and I are so very saddened to hear of Mike's passing. We will fondly remember his smile and big heart, and how much fun we had at the famous Curnyn Christmas parties. Carole, Christine, Michelle and your families, we share your sorrow and will keep you close in our thoughts.
Posted by Donna Platt-Nichols on November 22nd, 2013, 3:28 pm
My thoughts and prayers are with you all! So Sorry for your loss.
Posted by Bill & Edna Serocki on November 22nd, 2013, 3:14 pm
Life will not be the same without Mike. What a guy... How we will miss his wonderful jokes, hearty laugh, and warm big smile. Rest in peace dear friend. To Carole, Michelle, Christine and families.. you are in our hearts.
Posted by Sandy Rossini on November 22nd, 2013, 9:58 am
To the Curnyn Family and Fred,

Holliston will never be the same without Mike. I am truly proud to have known him. Always had a smile and a friendly hello. I am so sorry for your loss and Mike will always be in our hearts.
Posted by Lollie Platt Brown on November 21st, 2013, 10:03 pm
So sorry about the loss of Mike, he was one of the nicest guys I knew in Holliston growing up. Prayers to you and your family.


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