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Daniel J. Curley

d. June 10, 2022

Daniel J. Curley died peacefully at his home in Waltham, MA, on June 10, 2022. Son of the late Lawrence J. Curley and D. Helen Curley of Westwood, MA. Daniel is survived by his mother, D. Helen Curley of Westwood, MA, his brothers, Lawrence E. Curley of CA, David L. Curley of NY, his sister, Ann Marie Curley of Westwood, MA, his aunt, Audrey Martyshius of Westwood, MA, and by many loving relatives and friends.

Dan was a graduate of Westwood High School and Mass Bay Community College, where he graduated with honors. Daniel continued his education at Babson College, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. At Babson, Dan served as recording secretary for Phi Theta Kappa and as Chair of the Fellowship Committee and Peer Counseling Group for Youth Outreach.

Dan directed fundraising and volunteer efforts for both the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation as Philanthropic Chair and for Habitat for Humanity in Georgia and South Carolina. He also volunteered at the Red Cross, the Pine Street Inn, the Salvation Army, youth self-advocacy groups, and for a disability outreach program.

During a semester break from Babson, Dan interned at the largest bank in Brazil, Banco Itaú, on the foreign client trading desk. While in Brazil, Dan also enjoyed vacation adventures in Rio de Janeiro and swam with the pink dolphins in the Amazon. Dan loved to travel the world and enjoyed trips to Italy (Rome), Spain (Barcelona), and Portugal (Lisbon and Porto).

Following graduation from Babson, Dan worked for Eli Lilly and Company for many years as a Pharmaceutical Sales Representative, where he consistently received recognition for achieving top tier sales performance in the firm's Neuroscience business for the Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont territories.

Dan especially enjoyed a project he did with his father in 1997. The two creatives transformed a Chevy Caprice Classic into a green AstroTurf covered football field mobile, complete with yard lines and detachable goal posts. The retrofitted car, affectionately known as "The Grass Car", was inspired by the Patriots' 1996 Super Bowl appearance. The car, along with Dan' outstanding tailgate skills, brought joy and laughter to family, friends, and complete strangers, just like Dan did in everyday life.

In summary, Dan had a deep sense of humor and loved being with family and friends. He was a passionate fan of the Celtics, Patriots and Red Sox. He also loved gardening, quiet time, fishing, music, and the arts. His passing leaves us unbearably sad, but also grateful for the good times we enjoyed with him during his brief stay here.

I'm Free
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free.
I could not stay another day, to laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
I found that place at the close of day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss.
Ah, yes, these things too I will miss.
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