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

Brother James T. Curran, , l.b.s.f.
  • June 13, 1932 - June 28, 2015
  • Boston, Massachusetts

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“I remember Bro. James often and am grateful for the time I spent living and ministering in Boston as a brother in the Little Brothers of St. Francis....Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Fr. Giles Gilbert, OFM Conv. - IL

“ Pax Tibi Bro Jim ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: richard lafontaine - pawtucket, RI

“Back in 1962, when I was19 and attending Boston University, I was accepted by Sarah Caldwell, of The Opera Company of Boston, to join their union...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Peter Benjamin - MA

“I'm a little late. I only today July 11, 20115, learned of the passing of our dearly beloved brother James. James and all of his community members...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Brother Kenneth Leo, F. B. S. E. - ME

“Dear beloved of Brother James, **Yesterday, 06/29/2015 on the two-year anniversary of my mother's passing, a dear friend joined my husband and me...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Marguerite Paul - Dennisport, MA

“My dear brother, You ran the race, finished the course and now are enjoying the Face of God- right beside Sr. Francis and Clare. Rest in Peace, dear...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Sr. Courtney Haase, CoC - ME

“It is with great sadness I learned of Br. James passing. I will pray and be in spirit at his funeral mass tomorrow. Br. James may you be experiencing...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Giles Naedler - Bronx, NY


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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.