The Reverend Thomas P. Curry who served as a priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn and Rockville Centre for 54 years, died after a long illness on November 1, 2005 at Queen of Peace Residence in Queens Village. He was a week shy of his 82nd birthday.
Born in Brooklyn on November 8, 1923 to the late James and Mary McDonough Curry, Thomas Curry attended Bishop Loughlin High School and Cathedral College before entering the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington in 1945.
He was ordained a priest by Bishop Thomas E. Molloy at St. James Pro Cathedral on June 9, 1951.
Father Curry’s first two assignments were as an Associate Pastor to the Church of the Epiphany and Church of Our Lady of the Angelus, both in the Diocese of Brooklyn.
In 1955, Father Curry was named an Associate Pastor at the Church of St. Boniface in Elmont and in 1967 became an Associate Pastor at the Church of St. Hugh of Lincoln in Huntington Station. In 1972, Father Curry was named Administrator for the Church of St. John of God in Central Islip after the Pastor became ill. He was appointed Pastor a year later.
Father Curry was transferred to the Church of St. Martha in Uniondale in 1976 where he served as pastor for 13 years until his retirement in 1989.
A wake for Father Curry was held on Thursday, November 3 at Queen of Peace Residence in Queens Village.
Bishop William Murphy will be the principal celebrant at the Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m., Friday, November 4 at Queen of Peace Residence in Queens Village. Monsignor Vincent Keane will be the homilist. Burial will be at St. John’s Cemetery in Middle Village.
Father Curry is survived by his sister, Eileen Fitzgerald of Mineola, as well as nieces and nephews.
Sean P. Dolan,
Diocese of Rockville Centre
516-678-5800, ext. 625