In Loving Memory of James Michael Curran

September 09, 1960
Pontiac, MI
August 28, 2020
Westport, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Brownson Country Club Golf Course

Outdoor Celebration of Life

15 Soundview Avenue,
Shelton CT 06484

Monday, August 31, 2020 1:00pm


Family Gathering


James Michael Curran

James Michael Curran, age 59 of Westport, beloved husband of Stacie Derrin Curran and devoted father of Dylan, Shea, Carly, and Charlie, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, August 28, 2020, surrounded by his loving family after his battle with cancer. Born in Pontiac, Michigan, the son of the late Thomas and Ruth Curran, Jimmy grew up in Huntington and had been a Westport resident for over 20 years. He attended St. Lawrence School, Fairfield Prep, and graduated from Shelton High School. He graduated from Northwood University and immediately began working at the family-owned Curran Volkswagen dealership, where he worked for over 40 years. He began working there for his father at a young age, later becoming business partners operating Curran Volkswagen with his brother Chris. He was considered by Volkswagen as an icon for the dedication and commitment he exhibited every day.
In addition to the love of his life Stacie, his wife of 21 years, and his amazing children Dylan, Shea, Carly, and Charlie, he is survived by his beloved brothers and sisters, Kathy Hurley and her husband Tom of Boca Raton, FL, Chris Curran and his wife Diane of Shelton, CT, Trish Adams and her husband Bill of Boca Raton, FL, and Michael Curran of Delray Beach, FL, his loving mother-in-law Rhona Lieberson, and several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles. Jimmy was a loving husband and father who was dedicated to the care of his family and was a staple in the community, coaching his kids in Little League and basketball.
Jimmy, known by some as Jim, was a die-hard Boston sports fan and enjoyed watching and attending as many Patriots and Red Sox games as possible. His love of sports came at a young age as he played baseball, basketball, football, softball, golf, and anything in between. As an avid golfer, Jim was a longstanding member of Brownson Country Club, which became home away from home and a staple in his life. He was known for his upbeat, loving, fun, and hilarious personality and will be missed by all.
Friends are invited to an outdoor Celebration of Life at his home away from home, Brownson Country Club Golf Course, on Monday, August 31, 2020 at 1:00pm.

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58 Guestbook Entries for James Michael Curran

  1. Currans I am so sorry. So sad. Jimmy is my oldest best friend, all the way back to grammar school days living on Judson Circle in Huntington. Great childhood memories there playing basketball, fishing on Farm Mill River, playing hockey on the river when it always freeze back in the day…And getting into trouble. Our parents were always hanging drinking Irish and Beefeater martinis. We thought those days would never end.

    I’m so happy I got to visit with Jimmy at Curran with Jeff Dryer and Dale DeJoy a short time back. We had a lot of laughs.

    Rest In Peace Jimmy

  2. We are so saddened to hear of the news just now. Please know that we are thinking of you Stacie and all the children. With heartfelt sympathy, Alice and Peter Czuczka

  3. My deepest condolences to the Curran family & all of Jim’s friends. Lots of fun times many years ago! What a great guy 💜

  4. So sorry for your loss.I had the pleasure of knowing Jim not only from the dealership, but from the time the children attend preschool.
    Rest In Peace.

  5. The Brannigan’s are so sorry for your loss and are thinking about all of you during this difficult time. You are a wonderful family and Jim will be so missed. He was a wonderful friend, father and husband. We are sending prayers to all of you!

  6. There are few people who always made the situation better with their presence. Jim was one of those rare individuals who did just that. Happy being the center of attention, or quietly listen, he was one of the most fun, engaging, loving man I ever met.
    Ace I’m so sorry for your loss and my deepest condolences go out to the whole family. We love you very much.
    Jim you will be sorely missed. Rest In Peace.

  7. We pray for Jim. May his soul find its place, in peace, in the home of his creator.
    We pray for strength for his family and friends.
    Our deepest condolences
    The Hopps family
    Boca Raton

  8. My wife Karen and I are devastated to hear the news of Jimmy’s passing. I have so many great memories growing up with the Curran’s. Our love to Stacie, the children and all of the Curran family.

  9. Stacie— we are so sorry for your loss. Jim was (and is) a wonderful guy. May God bless you and your family now and always. We send all of our love to you.

    Pam, Ed, Emma, and Hunter Peper

  10. Michael & Family,
    Deepest sympathy. Jimmy was a great guy with an ” unforgettable” personality !! He will be deeply missed, but remembered in my daily prayers & thoughts… ⚘

  11. Stacie,

    We are so sorry for your loss. While we did not know Jimmy, we wish we had. The two of your have raised such wonderful children in Dylan, Shea, Carly, and Charlie. May Jimmy rest in peace. Our deepest condolences to the entire Curran family.

    The Foisie family

  12. We are so very sorry. We grew to know Jim as part of the Challenger baseball family, but also part of the Volkswagen family, as well. Jim was always kind, friendly, and welcoming to our family whenever he saw us. We always traded stories about our kids, Jim with a huge smile, and stories of their successes. In fact, Jim’s proud-Dad smile will be the thing we remember most about him. We will miss Jim, and we wish Stacie and the kids peace and healing in this difficult time. All our love, Scott and Michele

  13. Stacie, Shea, Dylan, Carly and Charlie, I am so so sorry for you incredible loss. While I did not know Jim, I do know the rest of you, and to be part of this bunch he had to be outstanding. I hope all your wonderful memories help you through the coming days and months. Be well and take good care of each other.
    Mrs. Essagof

  14. We are so sorry to hear this news. Jim was such a warm, fun-loving guy always ready to greet you with that big, heartfelt smile. He was great with the boys. I remember him playing with Cameron as a toddler while Charlie and the twins had baseball. He will be missed and remembered. Our prayers are with you and the kids, Stacie.

    Lots of love,
    The Benton Family

  15. Stacie, I am so sorry. I didn’t know your husband was sick, this news is devastating. From only our brief meetings via the PTA, I know you are such a strong, amazing woman and mother, and I know you and your family will pull though this together. Sending you all the love in my heart. Love, Michelle Benner

  16. To the entire family I am sadden by your loss Jim was always the light in the room . May he live forever in our hearts

  17. Our hearts are full of sadness for the Curran clan. Jim was too young to leave us. We hope to provide comfort and care to those he left, in his good memory .

  18. May God give you peace and strength through your grief.
    I hope you receive care and comfort as well through family bonds and friendships.

  19. Our deepest sympathy to the entire Curran family. So much history, just know our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you deal with this terrible loss.

    Tony and Marge

  20. We are sorry to hear about Jim’s passing away. He was a great person in every way. He was always so proud and impressed with all the players on his son, Dylan’s baseball team.
    His presence will be missed , but his spirit will always be part of the team and our family.

  21. To the Curran family,
    We are so sorry for your profound loss. May your happy memories be a comfort to you now and always.

  22. Our deepest condolences to the Curran Family. We will be keeping you in our prayers during this difficult time.

  23. To the Curran family,
    We were friends for years with Jimmy and his parents and are shocked and saddened to hear of his passing. He was always so charming, funny and just and all around great guy. I’m sure he’s with his parents being the life of the party in heaven.
    Skip & Carol Cleveland

  24. I remember vividly the first time I met Jim. We were picking up our kids from their baseball practice late afternoon. They were taking longer and so we had time to talk. It felt like we knew each other for many years. Jim had amazing gift to create that type of atmosphere.

    Jimmy, your service today was the funniest and nicest one we ever attended. I’m sure you were laughing with us in heaven.

    We will miss you badly.

  25. My husband and myself, long time customers of Curran Volkswagon are sending our condolences to Jim’s family and the Volkswagon family which we are a part of. I just saw Jim a month ago when servicing my car and was always greeted by him with a smile. He always talked about his kids when asked and was very proud of his family. We are glad to have know him for the last 22 years.

  26. My husband Steve and I send our condolences to the Curran famly after losing Jim. He was a ,man that always greeted us with smile when getting our car serviced. When asked about his family, he would always smile and tell us all he could about his kids that he was so proud of. Such a terrible loss for the family and the Volkswagon family also. You are all in our prayers

  27. Farewell to the only person to ever refer to me as “JC”. I returned the favor, as you know. You will be missed my friend for your humor and mischief. Too soon gone. I’ll raise a pint a few times in your honor and memory.

  28. Dear Stacie. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. You and your family are in my prayers. May he RIP 🙏

  29. So sorry to the Curran family to lose such a great fun loving man. heart breaks for you and your children. You are in my prayers. Robin (pharmacist)

  30. Curran family, so sorry for your loss. Jimmy was such a good person. Always that wonderful smile. Fun childhood memories from St. Lawrence School. Your all in my thoughts and prayers.

  31. We are very sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. We know he fought a courageous fight against an evil disease. We are sending our condolence to Stacie and the kids. RIP.
    Fides, Erik & the kids.

  32. So sorry for your loss . My prayers go out to the Curran family. I knew Jimmy from High School he was a good friend, and we had some good times together. R.I.P. Jimmy, love you.

  33. Our sincerest condolences to the Curran family. We knew Jim through Westport Little League as our sons played baseball together. A great person with an eternally positive spirit.

  34. Our sincere condolences to the whole Currans family. We are deeply sorry for your loss. May Jim rest in peace and look over you all with a smile on his face. You are all in our thoughts during this difficult time and we wish you all strength and love.

  35. Our deepest and sincere condolences to the Curran family. Jimmy was a super dude with a kind, warm and funny personality that lit up the room. RIP

  36. Please accept my sincerest condolences to the entire Curran family and friends for having to endure such a significant loss.

  37. RIP Jimmy.. We go all the way back to grammar school.. Jim played basketball for St Lawrence and I played for St. Joes. Our friendship grew in high school and played softball against him for 40 years.. My deepest condolences to the family..

  38. I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of JC. Jim was a one of a kind always going out of his way to help and putting others before himself. I met Jim while buying a VW 30 years ago. I am still driving VWs thanks to him. My prayers are for his beautiful family and children. Rip Jim.

  39. I had the privilege to meet and briefly work with Jim some years ago, and he exhibited kindness, levity and good nature at every turn. I know Jim to truly be one of the good guys, and my thoughts are with his family. Condolences and Godspeed.

  40. Deepest heartfelt condolences to the Curran family and friends. I worked for Jim at Curran VW circa 1987. He was the greatest guy, boss and very BEST sales mentor. Extremely saddened by this news. Thinking of you all with prayers. Sincerely, Missy and Tim Brayton