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Paul J. Curtin, Quincy Police Dept., Retired

Quincy, Paul J. Curtin, Quincy Police Department, Retired, age 79, a lifelong Quincy resident, died peacefully, Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at the Hancock Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

Paul was born in Quincy to the late John J. and Helen Z. (Buckley) Curtin. He was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1957.

He was appointed to the Quincy Police Department on July 22, 1968 and retired on February 26, 2000 after thirty-two years of service.

He had served as an airman 3/c in the U.S. Navy during the early 1960’s.

Paul was an antique enthusiast and collector and an avid sports fan.

He was a member of the Torre Dei Passeri Social Club in Quincy and the Adams Heights Men’s Club of Quincy.

One of six siblings, he was the devoted brother of John J. “Jack” Curtin, Jr. of Quincy and pre-deceased by Mary Z. LaMontagne, Mildred “Billee” Curtin, Edward T. Curtin and Richard J. Curtin.

Paul is also survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy Monday, July 10th at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint Joseph’s Church, 550 Washington Street, Quincy at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.  Visiting Hours at the funeral home on Sunday 2 – 5 p.m. Interment with Military Honors at Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Randolph.

For those who wish, donations in Paul’s memory may be made to Saint Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.



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July 10, 2017
Paul and my husband Jack grew up around the corner from each other. They worked at the Fore River Shipyard together and then on the QPD together. Two jokesters , that's when the nicknames came to be, the Red Fox and Spanky, Rest well my friend, you have a host of friends who will miss you greatly.

~ Dot McTiernan (Mrs. Spanky)


July 9, 2017
So sad to hear of Paul's passing. I am sorry I missed the service; I finally read it in the paper late Sunday evening. I live on Fax on Lane and met Paulin 1993 when I worked at Webster's Eatery on Scammed St.. He was always a kind gentleman. In later years I would see Paul around town and look forward to it. He was a great man! R.I.P. God Bless you Paul

~ Danielle Bartel


July 8, 2017
Hello Paul.. We all miss you sweetheart & finding out your in a better place now in Gods hands with all the angels watching over you. May the lord always be with you from this day forward. From all your friends in the donut shop! We Love you Paul & will never forget your funny jokes. ☕️🍩🥐❤️😇🤗

~ Jacqueline I.Walsh


July 8, 2017
I was so sorry to read of Paul's passing! I've known him for years & have so many fond memories of him! As, some one mentioned earlier, he was quite the jokester! He work with & for my dad for years, & they remained good friends until the day my dad passed! I'd like to think of the two of them, up in heaven swapping "war stories"! Prayers to your family. May you Rest In Peace Paul. Love, Elaine & Tony ❤️

~ Elaine Morton Sandonato


July 7, 2017
The mention of Paul's antique and collector passion brings back the memory of visits to 57 Germain Ave. It was the 1960s and Paul and Aunt Billee lived with Helen and John at the time. Paul worked nights at the Quincy Shipyard and would chuckle as my brother Tony and I would try to lift his tool bag full of huge tools and massive fasteners. Paul would share stories of his treasures from his collection of pocket knives and trinkets. We were in awe of Uncle Paul! Great man...great memories.

~ Gregg LaMontagne - Nephew


July 7, 2017
Paul, You will be missed . Thanks for all the laughs . I will continue to pick on Kenny for you at McKays on Friday nights. Rest In Peace & Hope heaven has Fried chicken.

~ Annalisa


July 7, 2017
I am a Eucharistic Minister at Hancock Park on Sunday Mornings here in Quincy, MA and the last few Sundays I remember see his name on the sign going into his room that his name was Paul J Curtin. I didn't know that he was a former Police Man I was wondering if he was related to an Insurance Man by the name of Curtin. Anyhow I wish to express my sympathy to the Curtin Family you are all in my prayers. Ed Regan

~ Edward G Regan


July 7, 2017
Our Beloved "Red Fox" will be missed greatly! He was a great man that I had the honor of knowing when I was a young girl when him and my Dad worked at the QPD. That was when I met him as "Red Fox"! Although the years faded his red hair his nickname never did. We ruinited in Quincy Point as he was the '"Mayor of Scammel Street". He was never short of words and always had a story to tell or what was on his mind. I will always love you and miss you - especially the fun teasing you had with my Dad. God Speed Red Fox!

~ Laura Jo Laracy


July 7, 2017
I grew up knowing Paul, but we knew him as "Red Fox" My Father was his boss, a fellow officer rank of Captian. Everytime Paul and my father got together, they shared many funny stories of time they shared, working together. And never let an oppurtinity pass that could bust his $&@. I saw Paul daily at the donut shop we both shared! I Always felt Safe knowing he was close by! Should i need him. He will be Missed by Me and My family! Rest in peace! Paul-You've Earned it!!!! Amen!!!

~ Linda Laracy


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