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John Alan "Jack" Currie
August 22, 2023
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John Alan “Jack” Currie (Needham) died suddenly on August 21, 2023 joining his wife of 62 years- Judith Currie who died June 29th, 2023
He is survived by his sister Jane and her husband Fred Fletcher and three children; Nancy Currie of Brookfield, MA; Tom Currie of Natick MA and his wife Elisa, and Jim Currie of Dalton, MA. He and Judy are also lovingly remembered by their grandchildren William and Grace Cook; Bella and Alex Currie and Rose Currie. He also leaves Checkers their sweet dog in Nancy’s care.
Jack was educated in the Nether Providence School system in PA, graduating from Episcopal Academy in 1953. He followed his father’s path to Civil Engineering through a BS and MS at MIT. Jack served in the US Navy. He was active in MIT’s Chi Phi fraternity making friends for life and attending reunions at all these alma maters.
Jack and Judy married in 1961 and began a lifetime of commitment and active volunteer service and support to Carter Memorial United Methodist Church, Needham Community Council, and Old Sturbridge Village. He served on financial and oversite committees, board of directors, and other roles at all these organizations.
Jack was a lifelong Boy Scout with a storied life from Cub to Leader in the Boy Scouts of America. He completed his Eagle Scout and was the proud patriarch of a 3-generation family of Eagle Scouts including his sons Tom, and Jim, and grandsons Will and Alex.
Jack’s career began in Civil Engineering with Cabot, Cabot and Forbes. His career shifted to financial management at MIT as his family started to build in Needham. He held many roles during his professional career and had many accomplishments. He retired from his role as Director of Finance.
In their retirement, Jack and Judy enjoyed the next phase of their life in an RV with a series of Dogs. They enjoyed traveling to Oregon to see Judy’s sister Lois and going to every National Park and Civil War Battlefield they could find on their travels. His only trip out of the country was to the Holy Land with a group from Carter Church.
Joint services with Judy will be held at Carter Memorial United Methodist Church 800 Highland Ave Needham Heights MA at 11am on Saturday September 16th.
In lieu of Flowers please donate in Jack’s memory to Old Sturbridge Village osv.org or by mail to 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge, MA 01566