Adam S. Curcuru

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Adam S. Curcuru

September 04, 1974 - October 11, 2018

Adam S. Curcuru Gloucester, MA - Adam S. Curcuru, 44, of Gloucester, died unexpectedly at his home on October 11. He was born on September 4, 1974. He attended Gloucester Public Schools and graduated from Gloucester High School in 1993. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps reserves for six years and was based in Chicopee, Mass.
Adam was ambitious at an early age, starting a paper route at age 10, then working as a bagger at Cape Ann Market where he dreamed of owning his own store. He worked at Christine's Variety for three years before purchasing it in 2004. He enjoyed socializing with, joking around with, and giving advice to all his customers. He often let children come behind the register and ring up their purchases. It is obvious through the many displays of love and mourning throughout the city, that Adam is already missed terribly.
Adam previously worked at Varian as a Mechanical Electrical Assembler for eight years and in September 2018 he received an HVAC/R certificate from the Peterson School in Woburn.
Adam was a proud father to his beautiful five-year-old daughter, and he enjoyed teaching her about the world and making her laugh. Adam made a connection with everyone he met. He had a great sense of humor and was quick-witted. Adam enjoyed spirituality, exploring the psychic world, and working out at the MAC. He took guitar lessons for 10 years and had a passion for home improvement.
Adam is survived by his daughter Maya and her mother Salina Curcuru; his father Anthony Curcuru and his wife Jean Curcuru; his mother Jessica Wunschel and her husband William Wunschel of Seabrook, N.H.; his brother Anthony Curcuru and his girlfriend Michelle Del Greco of Revere, Mass.; two step-brothers, William Wunschel Jr. and Gregory Moses Jr.; and step-sister Stephanie Blanchard and her husband Joseph Blanchard of Paxton, Mass.; three nieces, Ashley Curcuru, Savanna Moses, and Adelina Blanchard; and four nephews, Anthony Curcuru, Tariq Moses, Nicholas Curcuru, and Jack Blanchard; his 14-year old Cocker Spaniel Mac; many cousins, aunts and uncles. He is predeceased by his grandparents, Joseph and Angela Curcuru, and Edward Ernest and Marjorie Perkins.
Following cremation, a funeral service will be held on Friday, October 19, at 9:30 a.m., at Holy Family Parish, 70 Pleasant St., Gloucester, MA. Visiting hours will precede the service at 8:30 a.m. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cape Ann Savings Bank, 109 Main St., Gloucester, MA, payable to Maya Curcuru. To leave a condolence, kindly visit
Published on October 16, 2018
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Msgt Rob Sargent, U.S. Air Force (retire)
Oct 23, 2018
Just knew you from facebook and always enjoyed our talks!

Semper fi Marine! Cool breezes and following winds!
Watch over us please, we need it.
Joe Dapper
Oct 22, 2018
Rest in peace Adam. Thinking of your family, and may God watch over Maya and guide her through life.
Brian Richardson
Oct 22, 2018
Adam, my family and I will miss seeing you behind the counter, you were always smiling when someone came through the door, rest in peace Adam God bless.....
Oct 21, 2018
Adam, you have made the world a more positive place to be. Rest in Peace, you have made a difference to many people.
Oct 21, 2018
Bless you Adam for making the world a more positive place to be. You have reached out to many.
Denise Leavitt Sheahan Penta
Oct 20, 2018
Enjoyed our short chats as a customer in his store...real, nice guy. My sincere sympathy to his family members and close friends.
Kathleen pastagal
Oct 20, 2018
God bless you Adam. I will miss you and your conversations. you were such a caring person. will never forget you. you will be always in my heart. so sorry, for Adam's family for your loss. always Kathleen A Pastagal
Jen C
Oct 19, 2018
I'm very saddened by the loss of Adam, even though I did not know him at all. I met him once at Majestic Harbor daycare when he would bring his daughter into the infant room to see the babies. He was so nice and we chatted for a bit trying to figure out how he and my husband were related. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, especially with his daughter at this very difficult time.
Oct 18, 2018
The part in his obit about spirituality is what drew me to him.I've known him for less than a year or two,but there was an instant connection.I sensed he was a deep,honest and loving person,one of the "special" ones.Just a beautiful soul.You always felt uplifted when you left the store.I was so looking forward to a growing and expanding relationship with him.I feel lucky that I had the chance of meeting Adam.
Leah A.
Oct 17, 2018
I worked next to Adam’s variety store for years and I always looked forward to chatting with him when I was grabbing a coffee or a scratch ticket. He was one of a kind, one of the nicest people I have ever met. He brightened everyone’s day. My sincere condolences to his family I will keep them in my prayers!
Oct 17, 2018
Adam was such a warm, caring person with a welcoming smile and kind words to everyone! He is gone much too soon. My deepest condolences to his family. God Bless you
Anthony Carollo
Oct 17, 2018
RIP Adam. God bless you
Debbie Legendre
Oct 17, 2018
Adam was so special to alot of people, I am so saddened to hear that he has passed. I always looked forward to our conversation when ever I walked into his store. My heart and prayers go out to his family and friends. Rest easy my friend and fly with the Angels.
Scott R. Anderson
Oct 16, 2018
It ain't gonna be the same without you, bud. Thanks for being so good to my stepson. You're a good man.
Oct 16, 2018
Adam had a heart of gold. My brother suffers with long term mental health issues and Adam never stopped being kind and caring towards him. Adam would also ask me how my brother was doing whenever I would come in the store.
A man of compassion....a man of intergrity.....a beautiful soul. Rest easy. You made a difference in the world❤️
Shirley Whitt
Oct 16, 2018
Adam, was a special kind of person. Every time I stepped in to Christine's there was a pleasant "hello" and a welcoming conversation that followed. He was a wonderful people person, courteous, caring, and kind hearted. I have lived in Gloucester for over 11 years, and it has been a pleasure in knowing Adam who is gone too soon. Rest now dear one, in the arm's of the Angels
Peter Mercurio
Oct 16, 2018
I am saddened and crushed by Adam's passing. He took guitar lessons with me for many years. I considered him as much a friend as a student. He had a lesson with me the morning of the very day that God called him home.
I will miss him.
Adam, my friend
Your friend, Peter.
Patti Kobs
Oct 16, 2018
Anthony lived next door to me & my family. He was always courteous & of course likeable.
Marsha Boulia
Oct 16, 2018
I work at Hershey Creamery, Adam was my most favorite customer. He was always so pleasant, even when he didn't feel good. I will miss him everyday. I send my deepest sorrow to the family. He was loved by all.
Annette Perry
Oct 16, 2018
Adam was always a sweetheart and so funny and a great cousin , although the years have gone by it was great to see him on facebook and be able to see his family online. . Condolences to my cousins Jessica and Anthony and Maya God Bless Adam in heaven you are truly missed Adam you were a great cousin thank you for all the fun times with Anthony and you at Aunt Margie;s house (your nana). Fly with Angels cousin Adam love you.