Paul McCurrie a long time Kearny resident, passed away on May 15, 2020 in Newark, NJ. He was 91.
Private services are being held for immediate family. Internment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, NJ.
Born and raised in Kearny, NJ on Wilkinson Terrace, Paul graduated from Kearny High School in 1947. From 1954‐1958 Paul served in the United States Navy as an Ensign aboard the USS Marias as its navigator. Upon completion of his tour he returned to school and completed his Law Degree from Rutgers School of Law. Paul married his wife Dolores (Liz) and they settled in Kearny where Paul spent more than 50 years practicing law in the state of NJ with many of those years along side two of his children before retiring.
Paul also served as Town Attorney for the Town of Kearny and Board Attorney for the Kearny Zoning Board and Kearny Municipal Utilities Authority.
Paul was a State Assemblyman for the state of New Jersey 1962‐1964, and a longtime member of the Democratic Party in the Town of Kearny serving as County Committeeman in his district of the 4th Ward.
Paul was a past president of the Hudson County Bar Association, as well as a former trustee and, spent over 20 years chairing the Hudson County Bar Foundation Scholarship Committee. He was also member and past president of the former West Hudson Bar Association.
In addition to the work in the legal arena, he was part of many organizations and civic groups including the Friends of Erin Scholarship Committee where he was a founding member, the Optimist Club, St. Stephen’s Parish and the Salvation Army.
Preceding him in death by a few days was his beloved wife, Dolores. Paul is survived by children Stephen McCurrie, and his wife Margaret, Susan McCurrie and Thomas McCurrie. Paul was very proud and loving of his grandson, Patrick McCurrie who called him Poppy.
A memorial gathering will be held when it is safe to do so.
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