Enjoyed golf and travel

YORK, Maine — Richard E. Curtis, 83, of Styles Lane, York, Maine, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, November 3, 2023 at home.

He was born December 1, 1939 in Everett to the late Richard E. and Winifred (Whalen) Curtis, Sr. His siblings, Elizabeth Curtis Clark and Lenored Clark, brother-in-law; Francis Curtis of Philadelphia, Pa.; Theresa Gerokoulis and her husband Donald Gerokoulis of Everett; Thomas M. Curtis, Deputy Fire Chief, MFD, and his wife Margaret Curtis of Medford; William Curtis and his wife Dolores Curtis of Vero Beach, Florida, formerly of Everett and Malden, all predeceased him.

Richard leaves his spouse Patricia Curtis of York, Maine, and son Sean P. Beagan of California, formerly of North Reading, Mass.

Richard was a dedicated firefighter for the City of Everett Fire Department for many years, retiring in 2004. Richard was also a painter and painted close to every home in The Greens in North Reading where he resided. He lived on the 16th tee at the Thomson Country Club for 23 years. He enjoyed living at The Greens and golfing became his new sport which he enjoyed playing with his wife as well as other members of TCC. He immensely enjoyed living at The Greens and being involved in social activities. He enjoyed traveling and made many trips to San Diego, his favorite place, and a stop in L.A.

Before the end of his vacation to visit our son, we often vacationed in Las Vegas enjoying the theatre and casinos at various hotels. Richard was known as a happy, smiling and friendly guy to neighbors and strangers alike in North Reading and York Beach. He enjoyed sitting on the front porch for endless hours during the spring/summer time. He greeted everyone that he could see walking or driving by with a smile and a wave. The young kids enjoyed him as he loved young kids and when the kids are away first thing they do is come over and say hi.

Richard suffered a stroke two years ago and it affected his speech. It was difficult to communicate and he did well, not letting it change his routine or lifestyle. Richard was one of six children born and raised in Everett. He married and moved to The Greens in North Reading, living there for 23 years before moving to York, Maine. He was happy living in both places enjoying the oceanside and its relaxed atmosphere. He had a beagle dog for a number of years and he was the caretaker, feeding and walking Bentley. Bentley bonded with Richard almost immediately. He was a member of Firefighters Union and the Thomson Country Club in North Reading.

Besides his wife Patricia, he leaves Margaret Brandt, his special sister-in-law and her husband Ronald of York, Maine; the late John Fullerton, SFD, and his wife Barbara of York, Maine; the late James Fullerton and his wife Nancy of York Beach, Maine; and Robert Fullerton and his wife Sharon of Wilmington, Mass., as well as several adoring nieces and nephews that always made time to visit Richard. The day prior to his passing the latest baby nephew, Henry, came in with his mom to see Uncle Dick. For online condolences, please visit www.lucaseatonfuneralhome.com.