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January 25, 1943 - April 17, 2021
David Curylo of South Hadley, MA, entered into eternal peace on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at the Vero Health & Rehab Center in South Hadley, MA.
David was born on January 25, 1943, the son of Frank & Janina (Twarog) Curylo. He grew up in Chicopee, MA and graduated from Chicopee High School in 1960. Dave attended Western New England College and then entered the working world as a millwright. He retired after 25 years of working at MassMutual in Springfield, MA.
David was a lifelong member of the Holy Mother of the Rosary Polish National Catholic Church parish in Chicopee, MA, founded with the help of his grandparents. The first church service for Holy Mother of the Rosary actually took place in his grandparent’s home. David was an active member of the parish, serving on both national and local committees. He was chairman of Holy Mother of the Rosary parish for many years and was, also, a lifelong member of its Lutnia Choir. He was also a proud member of the Mt Holyoke Lodge of Free Masons in South Hadley, MA.
David came from a family background that embraced music. His father, Prusso, was an accomplished singer/musician and David followed in those footsteps. He absolutely loved singing in the Springfield Symphony Chorus and had been a member for over 10 years. He enjoyed the comradery of his fellow choristers and the beautiful music they performed.
David met his wife, Bunny, through the choirs of the Polish National Catholic Church. They had celebrated 52 years of marriage.
David is survived by his wife, Mary Ann (Bunny) (Kaminski) Curylo of South Hadley, Ma. Also left to cherish his memory are his children; daughter Melissa Curylo of Meridan, CT and her fiancée Tony Tito, and son and daughter-in-law Curtis and Soleil Curylo of Westfield, Ma.(and grandson, Oliver). In addition, he leaves his sister Christine Curylo of Chicopee, MA, his brother and sister-in-law, Dan and Laurel Curylo of Northampton, MA, as well as his nieces.
Due to covid-19 protocols there will be no calling hours. A celebration of David’s life will take place on a future date. A private service for David will be held at Holy Mother of the Rosary Church on Friday, April 23, 2021. The Cierpial Funeral Home is handling all arrangements.
Because of David’s family legacy in the Church, his family would like to support the Holy Mother of the Rosary Stained Glass Preservation project. Donations in David’s memory may be made to Holy Mother of the Rosary PNCC, 26 Bell Street, Chicopee, MA 01013, c/o Christine Curylo.