For nearly thirty years, Dick Curran was the friendly face behind the counter at what old-timers call ‘The Spa’ (now Mauro’s Cafe). On Friday Mr. Curran died at the age of 82 after a long illness, and with his passing Southborough has lost another of its treasures.
Mr. Curran was born in Framingham, and after enlisting in the Navy and serving in the Korean War, he returned and purchased The Southborough News and Coffee Shop from his uncle and aunt. That was the early 1960’s, and Mr. Curran served as The Spa’s proprietor until his retirement in 1986.
He was an active member of St. Anne Church in Southborough. He also served on the Board of Southborough Senior Center, was a past president of the Southborough Rotary Club, volunteered at the local schools and was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Phil Sheridan Council.
He leaves behind his wife of 50 years, Eileen, and his daughters Margaret, Mary, and Clare, along with beloved grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be he held on Monday, January 30, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Morris Funeral Home (40 Main Street. Southborough). The funeral will be held on Tuesday, January 31, at 10:00 am at St. Anne Church (20 Boston Rd, Southborough). Burial will follow in the Southborough Rural Cemetery.
I grew up next door to the Currans, so I know first-hand what a wonderful family they are and just how much Dick meant to them. My heartfelt condolences go out to all who knew and loved him. Mr. Curran left an imprint on so many of us growing up in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. I’ll share my memories in an upcoming post. I invite you to share yours in the comments below.
Mr. Curran’s full obituary can be found here.