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James T. Curry

October 31, 1953 — February 16, 2024

North Brunswick

James T. Curry, a dedicated police officer who served community of North Brunswick for 35 years unwavering commitment, has passed away at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. Born in New Brunswick on October 31, 1953, James leaves behind a legacy of service and compassion that will be fondly remembered by all who knew him.


After graduating from New Brunswick High School, James pursued his academic ambitions and obtained a Bachelor's degree from Glassboro State College in 1977. During this time he found joy partaking in the Glassboro Theater department, as well as the North Brunswick Adult Drama Group where he worked both on and backstage. He also enjoyed his time as a disc jockey, working for the Glassboro radio station, WGLS.  His thirst for knowledge was evident throughout his career as he continued to grow both personally and professionally, eventually even going on to obtain his Master’s Degree in Human Resources at Seton Hall in 2005.


Throughout his tenure with the North Brunswick Police Department, James exemplified integrity and leadership, culminating in his well-earned promotion to the rank of Lieutenant. His proudest accomplishment was reaching this milestone and solidifying his reputation as a respected public servant. Even after resigning as a policeman, he continued to work for the department as a civilian until his official retirement in 2021. 


In addition to his distinguished career in law enforcement, James found joy and fulfillment in various pursuits. A loyal member of North Brunswick Vol. Fire Company #2 and the North Brunswick PBA, he built strong bonds with his colleagues.


Outside of work, James loved spending time with his family on vacations to Myrtle Beach, Florida, Virginia, France, and Hawaii. An avid sports enthusiast, he found great pleasure in rooting for Rutgers football and basketball teams. James also enjoyed the tranquility of fishing trips and the camaraderie of golf outings with his son and friends, and gardening with his wife. 


James is survived by his beloved wife Holly Curry, devoted children Mathew Curry and Jillian Curry Carty (husband Patrick), as well as sisters Kathleen Modzelewski (husband Kenneth), Peggy Gaddy (husband Butch), Susan Hemon (husband Jean-Max) and Brother Thomas Curry (Debbie). Their shared grief is a testament to the impact James had on those around him. 


In every aspect of his life, James embodied dedication, honor, guidance, generosity, and kindness. His presence will be dearly missed but his spirit will live on through the countless lives he touched as an incredible loving and devoted husband, father, brother, and friend. May he rest in peace knowing that his legacy continues to inspire all who had the privilege of knowing him.


A memorial service to honor the life of James T. Curry will be held on February 21, 2024 at The Crabiel Home For Funerals in Milltown. Located 170 North Main street Milltown, NJ 08850. The gathering will provide an opportunity for family, friends, and colleagues to pay their respects and celebrate the remarkable life of this cherished individual. You may sign the online guestbook at In lieu of flower please donate to the American Cancer Society.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

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