David P. Currey Jr. (1935 - 2012)

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BERNARDSTON - David P. Currey Jr., age 77, resident of Bernardston and former resident of Greenfield, died on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012. He was born in East Orange, NJ, in 1935. His parents were Grace Clinton and David P. Currey. He graduated from Summit High School in New Jersey in 1953 and from Lehigh University in 1957.
Mr. Currey was certified by Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers in 1971. He was a Special Agent of the U.S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps from 1958-1961. His career began as a trainee then Branch Manager at NJ National Bank in Trenton, NJ, from 1961-1969. From 1969-1987, he worked at the First National Bank of Franklin County. He was President of the Bank of New England of Franklin County from 1983-1987. Mr. Currey served as the Senior Vice President of Heritage Bank for Savings from 1987-1992. From 1993-2005, he transitioned to Gilmore & Associates where he was a broker and insurance representative.
Mr. Currey contributed his time to a variety of community organizations. He served on the Board of Directors of the Franklin Medical Center and was the Chairman from 1991-1993. He was also on the Board of Directors at Baystate Health Systems from 1993-2000. He volunteered for the Greenfield Community College Foundation. Mr. Currey served on the Board of Directors as the treasurer for the United Way of Franklin County. In addition, he was campaign chairman on the Board of Directors for the Pioneer Valley Symphony. He was a founder and director of the Business Fund for the Arts. Mr. Currey was a Greenfield Planning Board member as well as a member of the Greenfield Kiwanis Club.
He enjoyed golf, the New York Giants, Lehigh football, Duke basketball and the company of family and friends. He could always make you smile with an animated story and with his contagious laugh.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Mary; his brother, Richard of Summit, NJ; his son, David and his wife Shannon of Durham, NC; his daughter, Karen and her husband David Wehr of East Greenwich, RI; his daughter, Suzanne of Attleboro, and his granddaughters, Madeline and Callan Wehr.
His memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 6, at St. James Episcopal Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Baystate Franklin Medical Center or St. James Episcopal Church in Greenfield.
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Published in The Recorder on Oct. 5, 2012