Brother James T. Curran, , l.b.s.f.

  • Born: June 13, 1932
  • Died: June 28, 2015
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Eaton Funeral Home

1351 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02492
Tel. (781) 444-0201

Tribute & Message From The Family

Brother James T. Curran, ,l.b.s.f., founder of the Little Brothers of St. Francis, died on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at St. Joseph Manor in Brockton. He was 83 years old. Born and raised in Boston, Brother James was an active member of St. Leonard's Parish in the North End. He professed his Tertiary vows to the Franciscans on September 9, 1951. He attended Boston University and worked for the National Opera Company for many years. Brother James founded the Little Brothers of St. Francis on September 8, 1970 and ministered to Boston's homeless for over 4 decades. Son of the late James P. and Anna V. (Diffley) Curran. Brother is lovingly survived by the members of his Order, several cousins and many dear friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at The Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help "Mission Church", 1545 Tremont St, Boston on Wednesday July 1 at 10AM. Relatives and friends are welcome to attend. Visiting hours will be held in the Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Ave Needham, on Tuesday from 4-8PM. Interment at Mt. Benedict Cemetery, West Roxbury. In lieu of flowers, donations in Brother's name may be made to Mission Church or to Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Boston, 51 Sleeper Street, Boston, MA 02110.