Edward Francis Curley
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Edward Francis Curley

Friday, September 14th, 1928 - Sunday, June 28th, 2020

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EDWARD FRANCIS CURLEY, 91, of Jackson Twp., NJ, passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2020, at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold Twp., NJ. Edward was born in Jersey City, had resided in Summit, NJ, before settling in Jackson Twp., 19 years ago.
Edward worked as a printer for Bank of America (Formerly Summit Bank) for many years, before retiring.
Edward proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War before being honorably discharged as a Sergeant.
He was a resident of Westlake Golf and Country Club where he loved to play bocce and was a communicant of St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church in Jackson Twp.
In addition, Edward was an avid bowler, enjoyed gardening, looked forward to visiting the beaches of Belmar, NJ, and Clearwater Beach, FL, and was a proud Irishman. But most of all, Edward loved his family dearly.
Edward was predeceased by his parents, John and Mary Curley, and by his siblings, John, Owen, James and his wife, Marta Curley, Patsy and her husband, James Mitchell, Peggy and her husband, Bob Bierman and Bernie and her husband, Frank Denton. He is survived by his cherished wife, Nora; his devoted children, Cheryl and her husband, John of Summit, NJ and Glen and his wife, Cindy of Summit, NJ; his adored grandchildren, Brian and his wife, Jessie, Jason and his wife, Lauren, and Allison Curley and Spencer and his wife, Erin, and Gillian Dukoff; his beloved great grandchild, Owen; and by his loving sisters, Evelyn Nooney and Joan Dziemian.
A Funeral Liturgy for Edward will be offered for the immediate family at St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church in Jackson Twp. To honor Edwards’s military service, interment with U.S Army honors will be offered at Brig. General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Arneytown, NJ, in the future. Arrangements are under the care of the GEORGE S. HASSLER FUNERAL HOME in Jackson Twp. For further information and to send condolence messages to the family, please select the appropriate tab.

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    Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery
    350 Provinceline Rd.
    Arneytown, NJ
    Inurnment service with military honors will be offered at a later date.

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My sincere condolences to Aunt Nora, Cheryl, Glen, and their beautiful families. I am deeply saddened by the passing of Uncle Ed. Always a smile on his face and quick Irish wit - he had a warm, caring demeanor and an infectious laugh. Rest peacefully - you are remembered with fondness.
With love, Grace Howarth
Comment | Posted at 09:14am via Condolence

Jason Curley

Pop Pop Ed. Where do we even begin? A great friend, a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was truly one of a kind. I will always remember his outfits, inspiring me to own a few flashy pairs of pants myself. His ability to take over a room with a simple joke was second to none. One of my favorites was walking him down the driveway after having dinner at my house. He turns to me and goes, “Hey J - you know what I’m going to do? I’m excited to go home, pop open a coors light and watch some questionable television.” Commence the laughing out loud. One of many times in my life that I have shed tears laughing from Ed’s effortless humor. I will miss that tremendously. I will always remember playing golf with Ed, my dad, Brian and I as well. Three generations of Curleys out on the course. It doesn’t get any better than that. I am forever grateful that Lauren had a chance to get to know Ed. She will also miss him dearly and we look forward to sharing stories of Pop Pop to our children one day. Lastly, Ed grew up spending a lot of time in the Hoboken and Jersey City area. I think it’s pretty cool that Spencer and I live there now. It’s fun to think about going out to a restaurant or bar with friends in the area, knowing that my grandfather was doing the same back in the day. I think about that almost everyday. What a legacy he built and he will never be forgotten. We love you Pop Pop. R.I.P. Hope the cans are blue in heaven and that the beer is as cold as the Rockies.

P.S. When Lauren and I buy a house and move to the suburbs, she already agreed to let me hang my Irish flag up in the future man cave. Can’t wait.
Comment | Posted at 02:08pm via Condolence

Debbie Generelli

Aunt Nora, Cheryl, Glen and families:
I don’t think I can recall a time when I did not see a smile on my Uncle Edward’s face. He was always quick with a joke or a funny story. Anyone’s home became much livelier when he walked in. Uncle Ed and Aunt Nora never missed a celebration or opportunity to
get together with family. It was clear he truly treasured those times. He loved his brothers and sisters and one of my earliest memories were the Friday night cards games he and Aunt Nora had at my house with my mom and dad. It was often difficult getting to sleep because there would be the sound of laughter and good times until very late hours. I know my mom cherished those evenings.
I am terribly sorry for your loss and know how your hearts are aching. Let’s imagine he is in a better place and that his sister Peg was waiting there for him with open arms.
My family and I send you our deepest sympathy.
Debbie Generelli
Comment | Posted at 02:57pm via Condolence

Cheryl Anne Curley

This is posted on behalf of my cousin Bill Sterlacci, his wife Ilona, and their sons, Billy and Eric, all the way from Austria. Thank you so much for your kind words and memories.

Dear Aunt Nora, Cheryl, Glen,

My mother told me that uncle Ed had taken a fall over a week ago and then went into the hospital. We learned yesterday of his passing.

There are not many words at times like this but I do want to express my own personal feelings that I´ve had for Uncle Ed since the earliest times of my childhood. I clearly remember him helping to teach me to ride a 2 wheel bike after the training wheels were taken off. It was the usual shaky start but between my father and yours, they got me there. Maybe it was in Millburn at a small lake or pond but Uncle Ed was with me for my first fishing experience baiting the hook and showing me how to cast into the water. Quite an adventure for a little kid. I think the only thing I hooked that day was Uncle Ed. He showed me the ambulance that was there in Millburn and I thought it was just the coolest thing a grown-up could do for a kid. He was a very special man.

Whenever a family get together was planned and all us kids were there, I always enjoyed that your father was in the middle of things with his spiffy humor, jokes and good vibes. He was fun to be with and I´d jut like to share with you how much I liked him.

I informed Billy and Eric of your loss and don´t you know that they both came back echoing the same feelings towards your husband and father. They really liked him and thought he was a funny, neat guy. And that is how we will honor his memory in our family.

Ilona and I and our sons send our condolences .

Comment | Posted at 01:19pm via Condolence

Pamela Unterbach

I met Ed and Nora (always Mr. and Mrs. to me) Curley when Cheryl and I became close friends in junior high in Summit. I remember spending countless hours at their home as well as many trips to the shore with the family. Mr. Curley always had a twinkle in his eye and clearly, tremendous love for his family. Forever joking and smiling is how I remember him.
Blessings and prayers for the family and how fortunate we were to have known Ed Curley.
Comment | Posted at 12:59pm via Condolence

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