Americo A. "Rex" Curto, age 89, of Rockland, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Rex was born, raised and educated in Quincy. He was a proud U. S. Army veteran of World War II, serving as a medic in the 2nd Armored Division, "Hell on Wheels", and fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. After the war, he had a thirty-one year career at the MBTA. Rex was elected and served as Business Agent of the Boston Carmen's Union of Local 589 during the 1970's. Rex enjoyed life to the fullest. He was a life-long athlete, swimming long laps across the beach during family vacations on Cape Cod, taking leisurely bike rides with his grandchildren and exercising into his mid-80s. He loved woodworking and playing cards regularly with his circle of friends at Leisurewoods. He was a wonderful storyteller who delighted in making those around him laugh with improvised jokes and songs. As a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, his favorite enjoyment was being with his family. Beloved husband for sixty-seven years of Vancy (Battaglia) Curto. Devoted father of Diane (Curto) Comoletti and her husband Steven of Hingham, Paul Curto and his wife Kathy of Braintree, Patricia (Curto) Netto and her husband Manuel of Weymouth. Loving grandfather of Laura and Adrienne Comoletti, Michelle and Nicole Netto, Erik, Philip, James, Peter, Raymond, and Max Curto. Funeral was held from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Ave., Quincy, Saturday, July 14 at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint Marys Church, 95 Crescent St., West Quincy at 10 oclock. 4 | 7 p.m. At the request of the family, interment services, with Military Honors, at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne will be private. You are invited to visit www.thesweeneybrothers.com or call 617-472-6344.
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Published in The Abington Mariner from July 12 to July 19, 2012