Obituary: J. Russell Curley, 85, of Derby, formerly of Milford

J. Russell Curley, 85, beloved husband of June (Stone) Curley, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 9, 2014 surrounded by his family.

Resident of Derby, formerly of Milford, he was born in Providence, Rhode Island, March 14, 1928, the son of the late Owen and Mary (Malley) Curley.

A graduate of Classical High School in Providence and later from Brown University, he proudly served in the U.S. Army. Employed as an electrical engineer for Southern Connecticut Gas Co. for many years until his retirement, he served the Milford community as a Past President Rotarian and was honored with the Paul Harris Fellowship and also served as President of the United Way. Russell is survived by his wife June of 58 years and leaves two daughters, Lisa Lauder and her husband Timothy of Oxford, Martha Curley and her husband Petri Kymlander of Kingston, RI as well as three grandchildren Morgan, Taylor and Ulla. Services will be private.

The Smith & Sefcik Funeral Home, 135 Broad St. Milford is in charge of arrangements.

Donations in his memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Assoc., 2075 Silas Dean Highway, (CT Chapter) Rocky Hill, CT 06067.

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