Richard “Dick” Curtin of Chelmsford, MA

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Richard “Dick” Curtin, 67, of Chelmsford, MA died suddenly at his home on Sunday May 22, 2016.

He was the husband of Carolyn (Lutkus) Curtin with whom he would have celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary on June 10.

Born in Cambridge on Oct. 19, 1948, he was a son of the late Daniel and Frances Curtin. He was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School with the class of 1966. He earned his BA in Business Administration from Northeastern University Class in 1972 and his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of PA in 1978.

He served as an officer in the US Army from 1972-1979.

Dick worked as a Project Manager at Raytheon Corp in Nashua for many years before retiring in 2008.

He enjoyed traveling, genealogy, golf and bird watching. He spent many hours volunteering with the Red Cross, at the Deutsche Bank Golf Tournament, at the Chelmsford Town Hall, and various other places.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Kevin Curtin and his wife Michelle of Hampton, NH and Michael Curtin of Nashua, NH; his brother, Daniel Curtin and his wife, Carrie of Rochester, NH; his sister, Susan Ryder and her husband Paul of Saco, ME; his mother in-law, Helen Lutkus of Sudbury, MA; three grandchildren, Kelly, Hannah and Joseph Curtin, and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours Wed. 12:30 to 2:00 P.M. with a Funeral Service at 2:00 at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, MA. Memorials may be made in his name to the Mass. Audubon 208 South Great Rd. Lincoln, MA 01773.

14 Condolences for Richard “Dick” Curtin of Chelmsford, MA

    Jennifer Almeida

    I am sad beyond words. He was a wonderful, thoughtful, kind and helpful man who I am so happy to have known. My deepest condolences to Carolyn and the rest of his family.


    Kim and Les Bishop

    We are so shocked as we just spoke with Dick Saturday before heading up to Maine. Dick was an amazing Gardner and kind neighbor, and the vision of him and Carolyn taking their daily walks hand in hand is a tribute to his love for his wife. We are so sorry for your sudden loss. Our prayers are with you Carolyn and your two amazing sons, Kevin and Michael. Dick will be very missed.


    Regina Jackson

    I am so sad and heartbroken.Dick was such a kind, generous,and wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers to Carolyn and family and all his many, many friends. May he rest in Peace.


    Jackie LaLime

    Kevin, so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


    Howard Stiles

    Kevin – If there is anything I can do, please don’t hesitate to ask. I am so sorry for your loss.


    Jo & Arpad Nagy

    We are thinking of you at this difficult time. Please accept our sincere condolence.
    We were stunned by this tragic and unexpected death of such a wonderful man. Please let us know if we can help in any way.


    Patti and Bruce Lucken

    We are so shocked and sorry for your loss, our prayers are with you, Kevin and Michael. We will miss seeing you and Dick holding hands walking the neighborhood with such great love. Our deepest sympathies to the entire family.


    Nancy and Wayne Fernald

    We have known Dick as a Friend and Servant of the Chelmsford Senior Center. Dick was an active member of the board of directors for the Friends of the Senior Center. We will miss him dearly. Our prayers go out to all his family and friends.


    Marcia Perednia

    Carolyn, I am so, so sorry to have heard of the passing of your husband. Please know that both I and my Mom, Jane, are in your thoughts and prayers. ~Marcia Perednia


    Frances Gillespie

    I am so sad to hear that Dick has passed away. He was one of our organization’s most loyal, energetic and funny volunteers; every sale he was the first one to sign up to help out. I will miss him so much and our sales will not be the same without him.


    Barbara Bates

    You don’t know me, but I worked with your husband at the Conservation sale set ups and used to see him at the Senior Center flu clinic, book drops, and other places around town. He was such a funny, kind man and so hard working. He’s going to be greatly missed.

    Barbara Bates


    Gini Stewart

    Dick was always SO kind and helpful at the plant sales, always volunteering for everything. When things were slow, we would discuss the most recent bird sightings and where he was travelling to see new birds. We will all miss him so much.


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