1942 - 2016
CURCIO, Frank Of Gloucester, formerly of Newton, passed away unexpectedly on November 14, age 74. Beloved husband of 51 years to Virginia (Higgins), devoted father to David Curcio (Michelle) of Watertown and Michael Curcio of Charlestown. Predeceased by his parents, Frank and Margaret of Lyndhurst, NJ. Frank earned his PhD in psychology from Clark University and was a tenured professor of psychology at Boston University from 1966-1986 before changing careers to open Stellina restaurant in Watertown, MA with his wife. An extraordinary chef, visual artist, and lifelong learner, he was adored by many close friends and acquaintances and a mentor to countless young chefs and anyone who shared his intellectual curiosity. Funeral services will be private. A celebration of his life will be held at a date to be announced. All are welcome.

View the online memorial for Frank CURCIO

To plant trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published by Boston Globe from Nov. 17 to Nov. 19, 2016.
No memorial events are currently scheduled.
To offer your sympathy during this difficult time, you can now have memorial trees planted in a National Forest in memory of your loved one.
Add a Message

Not sure what to say?

14 Entries

Susan and I recently heard about Frank, and we were really saddened. I have many fond memories of him. He was a friend and a great support for me. It was unfortunate that we did not keep in touch with each other as we progressed through life.


October 9, 2017
Dear Ginny, Warren and I were at the restaurant tonight and heard about Frank's passing. Our hearts go out to you and your family. Although we hadn't seen you in along time , we were always kept up to date by Luis. We send you love and strength at this difficult time. Sheila Fiekowsky and Warrren Schwartz
April 2, 2017
Dear Ginny,

So sorry to hear of Frank's passing. The brothers of Theta-Zeta who shared years and memories with Frank all remember him fondly. He was one of our stalwarts and truly loved.

Len Ferrara
Len Ferrara
March 16, 2017
Dear Ginny: I just learned of Frank's passing from Roy Bruder, etc. Patty and I send our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. As you know, Frank was my best friend in college. I remember the day he met you at Rutgers. We all had so many good times and memories together. It's hard to put the sorrow into words. God bless you! Love, Paul & Pat
Paul & Pat Galenas
March 16, 2017
Dear Ginny

I am so very sorry to learn of Frank's passing. Over the years I have asked Lu
to pass along my best wishes to you both.

Please know that I have always considered you two to be the perfect match.

Steve Signa
Stephen Signa
March 14, 2017
Oh Ginny, I just heard about your loss of your dear husband Frank. I am so sorry. I am thinking of you and your family with love.
Anni Melancon
November 26, 2016
Ginny, Michael and David,
I am so sorry to hear this news last week. I can't imagine you're pain at this time.
I know Frank will be missed by so many family, friends, colleagues, customers and employees.
I hope you find some peace and solace with your broad network of support at this time.
From all of us, Buddy, Deanna, Marie and Michael
Deanna Witter
November 24, 2016
We are deeply sorry to hear of Frank's passing. Our thoughts are with you, Ginny,
and your family at this difficult time
Karen and Peter Petriccione
November 23, 2016
We are deeply sorry to hear of Frank's passing. We send our condolences to Ginny and the family . Our thoughts are with you.
Karen and Peter Petriccione
Karen and Peter Petriccione
November 23, 2016
My deepest sympathy to the family and close friends of my classmate, Frank Curcio. We will miss his comments and posts on our Facebook class page.
Trudy (Sciurba) Garofalo
November 23, 2016
I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for your kind condolences and thoughts at this difficult (and that's an understatement) time for my family and I. Thank you all for the memories and sweet words.
David Curcio
November 21, 2016
It was with deep sadness that I learned of Frank's passing. We shared many fond memories as classmates at Lyndhurst High School. I had the pleasure of meeting up with him again at one of our class reunions, many years later. Frank was still that same wonderful, warm and welcoming person, I had recalled so fondly. May he rest peacefully, in God's loving arms. I send my sincere sympathy to Frank's family and to everyone who treasured his friendship. - Anita Rullo Burgey
Anita Burgey
November 20, 2016
Hard to express my sadness about Frank's passing. Our conversations at Stellina's were few but very friendly, funny and always involved food stories, tastings, recommendations. A good guy.

Thinking of you,David & Michael....

Marilynn Langley
November 19, 2016
Dear beautiful Ginnie, Michael, & David. I am so shocked and very, very sad to read about Frank. He was a wonderful person and a great boss at "Stellina's." My deepest condolences.
love , Debbie Boyajian
Deborah Boyajian
November 19, 2016
Showing 1 - 14 of 14 results