James T. Curran
Eaton Funeral Home
1351 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA
Curran, Brother James T., L.B.S.F. Of Boston, June 28, 2015. Son of the late James P. and Anna V. (Diffley) Curran. Brother is lovingly survived by the members of his Order, several cousins and many dear friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in The Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help "Mission Church", 1545 Tremont St, Boston on Wednesday July 1 at 10AM. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours in the Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Ave, NEEDHAM, on Tuesday from 4-8PM. Interment at Mt. Benedict Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Brother's name may be made to Mission Church or to Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Boston, 51 Sleeper Street, Boston, MA 02110. Brother James grew up in Boston's North End and was an active member of St. Leonard's Parish for many years. He performed with the National Opera Company for a number of years. On Sept. 9, 1951 he professed his vows with the Franciscan Tertiary and in 1970 founded the Little Brothers of St. Francis, ministering to Boston's homeless for over 4 decades. For obit, directions or to share a memory of Brother James please visit www.eatonfuneralhomes.com Eaton Funeral Home 781-444-0201

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Eaton Funeral Home
1351 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA
Mass of Christian Burial
The Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help "Mission Church"
1545 Tremont St, Boston, MA
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Brother Jim and The Little Brothers gave me hospitality when I first arrived in Boston on my pilgrimage in the footsteps of St. Benedict Joseph. We remained friends ever since - in contact only occasionally - meeting only twice more - once again in Boston and once when Br. Jim was in St. Paul.

His ideal was the primitive contemplative Franciscan life as the first friars lived it at the eremo delle Carceri in Assisi - only Jim took it to the streets. He was a faithful, holy friar.

I thank God for his vision and witness.

Terry Nelson
terry nelson
August 2, 2015
Prayers and sympathy.
May God Bless you Brother Curran and may you rest in peace.
"Well done good and faithful servant."
June 30, 2015
I am saddened to hear of Brother Curran's passing. My brother was a great friend of the Little Brothers of St. Francis and was sad to see them leave. Rest in peace, Brother Curran
Carolyn Burke
June 30, 2015
Brother James, may you dwell in the house of the Lord, free from pain and filled with joy for all eternity. I know that Jesus has prepared a special place for his Little Brothers. I will miss your smile and your generous heart.
Cathy Manning
June 29, 2015
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