John J. Curlett, Jr.
July 21, 1943 – November 27, 2013
John J. Curlett, Jr., known fondly by friends and family as “Johnny”, age 70, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 27, 2013.
Johnny was born in Delaware City, Delaware on July 21, 1943, and was a son of the late John J. Curlett, Sr. and Helen Newcomb Curlett. He honorably served his country in the US Army, and was stationed in Germany for active duty. A skilled carpenter, Johnny made his career with the Finnegan Construction Company in Delaware City, where he worked for many years until his retirement.
He was a longtime parishioner of Holy Family R.C. Church in Newark. An avid card player, Johnny enjoyed games of poker and solitaire. He looked forward to having coffee every morning at Guilday’s Deli in Glasgow with his friends. Above all else, Johnny was a loving and caring husband, father, and grandfather.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Stephen De Cheine, Donald Curlett, Robert Curlett, and Mark Curlett; and sisters, Diane Trice, Janet Ivry, and Denise Curlett. He is survived by his beloved wife of 32 years, Marlene F. Gentile Curlett; daughter, Nicole L. Carangi and husband Christopher of Newark, DE; sisters, Arlene Chisenhall of Delaware City, DE and Celine Wagner of Newark, DE; brother, Wayne Curlett of Hockessin, DE; grandson, Aidan Carangi; and nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 12 Noon on Thursday, December 5, 2013, at the Holy Family R.C. Church, E. Chestnut Hill and Gender Roads, Newark, DE, where friends may call from 11 am until 12 Noon. Interment will follow in New St. Paul’s Cemetery, Delaware City, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 92 Read’s Way, Ste. 205, New Castle, DE.