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Francis Joseph McCurry

September 17, 1929 July 21, 2018
Francis Joseph McCurry
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Obituary for Francis Joseph McCurry

Francis J. McCurry died peacefully on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Troy Beaumont Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was 88 years old. 

Francis is survived by his son Mike (daughter-in-law Kathy) McCurry, daughter Kathy (son-in-law Mike) Derderian, daughter-in-law Irene McCurry, six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and will be missed by many close friends and relatives. He is preceded in death by his wife Alma, son Dennis, brother James, sister Virginia, and parents James and Mary McCurry. 

Francis was born and a lifelong resident of Clawson, Michigan. In his early years, Francis worked at his father’s gas station where he learned his trade as an auto mechanic. Shortly after graduating from Saint Mary’s High School, Francis met Alma Long, who was working as a waitress at the neighborhood diner, and they were married January 16, 1954 at the Shrine of the Little Flower. 

Francis and his brother James co-owned the Sunoco station on Main Street from the mid-sixties through the late seventies and were known by the local residents as the place to go to get your vehicle serviced. 

Francis was very active in the community—he was a lieutenant in the Knights of Columbus 4th degree Color Corp and the official staff photographer for the Clawson Fire Department. He also served at Guardian Angels Church as an usher, lector, and Eucharistic minister. 

Upon retiring, Francis spent many years performing small engine repairs for friends and neighbors and dedicated more of his time to his hobby in photography and making the best chocolate fudge for the Christmas holidays. 

Visitation will be held on Wednesday July 25, 2018 from 3-8:00 P.M. with a Rosary service at 7:00 P.M. The funeral service will be Thursday July 26, 2018 at 10:30 A.M., instate at 10:00 A.M., at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, 581 East Fourteen Mile Rd., Clawson, Michigan 48017. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent De Paul.

Previous Events





3:00 PM 7/25/2018 3:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 7/25/2018 8:00:00 PM
Gramer Funeral Home

705 North Main Street
Clawson, MI 48017

A Knights of Columbus Rosary will be celebrated at 7:00 PM. Handicap entrance is located on the north side of the funeral home under the carport. Please call in advance if you would like assistance. (248) 435-9010

Gramer Funeral Home
705 North Main Street Clawson 48017 MI
United States





10:30 AM 7/26/2018 10:30:00 AM
Guardian Angels Catholic Church

581 East Fourteen Mile Rd
Clawson, Michigan 48017

Instate at 10 am at church.

Guardian Angels Catholic Church
581 East Fourteen Mile Rd Clawson 48017 Michigan
United States

Cemetery Details


Guardian Angels Catholic Cemetery Final Resting Place

4701 N Rochester Rd
Oakland, Michigan 48306

4701 N Rochester Rd Oakland 48306 Michigan
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Vincent de Paul


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