Joseph Anthony Curro

Joseph Anthony Curro of Plymouth, died on May 25, 2024, following a brief illness and complications of additional underlying health issues.

Joseph was born on February 19, 1942, in Boston to the late John and Elizabeth (Nista) Curro. He grew up in East Weymouth and was a 1959 graduate of Weymouth High School.

Following a five-year courtship, he married his classmate, Barbara Joan (Pitts) Curro, with whom he would have celebrated 60 years of marriage on June 6.

Joseph leaves behind the love of his life, Barbara, and his children, Joseph Anthony Curro, Jr. of Arlington and his wife Lisa Moncevicz, Jeffrey Alan Curro of Middleborough, Todd Michael Curro of Saudi Arabia, and Kristin Elizabeth (Curro) LaBonte of Hanson and her husband John.

He was the loving grandfather of Jordan Ferris of Plymouth and fiancé Joseph Wright, Savannah Curro of New Haven, Conn. and fiancé Samuel Benjamin Huggins of Macon, Georgia, Sierra Curro of Arlington, Sydney and Kaysie Curro of Middleborough, and Jessica, Ryan, Anthony, and Andrew LaBonte of Hanson. He will also be missed by sisters-in-law Beverly Curro of Weymouth, Judith Mitchell of Barnstable, and Kathleen Petipas of Ipswich, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Joseph was predeceased by his brother, John Curro, daughter-in-law Lory Curro, grandson Jason Curro, and brother-in-law Robert Pitts.

Following two years as an undergraduate chemistry major at Tufts University and four years of study at the university’s School of Dental Medicine, Joseph served as a dental officer with the U.S. Navy, stationed at Parris Island. During a decade-long break in military service, he built up a thriving private dental practice. In 1978, Joseph joined the U.S. Army Reserve and later the Massachusetts National Guard, where he commanded the Dental Corps. He served overseas three times, providing dental care to the civilian populations in Honduras and Panama.

Joseph retired from uniformed service with the rank of Colonel in 2002, and from dentistry in 2010.

In his private life, Joseph served in a number of leadership positions with Giuseppe Verdi Lodge # 278 of the Order of Sons of Italy in America, as president of the Weymouth Kiwanis Club, and as vice chair of the Weymouth Appropriation Committee. He enjoyed traveling and camping with his family and spending time with a succession of canine companions. He was a vegetable gardener, avid reader, and lover of music (particularly country and Irish music) until failing mobility, vision, and hearing dulled these passions.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

An hour of visitation will be held at the Cartmell-Davis Life Celebration Funeral Home, 619 State Road, Plymouth. (Please note address as there are three locations) on Tuesday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. A service will follow in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, at 12:45 p.m.

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