Local obituaries were published Friday, June 27 for: David J. Curry, 28, of Foxboro; and Emily Jane Harrop, 26, of North Attleboro, formerly of Norton.
David J. Curry, 28
FOXBORO - David J. Curry, 28, of Foxboro, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 23, 2014, as the result of an accident in Mansfield.
Born in Norwood on Nov. 12, 1985, he was the beloved son of Bryan E. and Catherine T. (Stone) Curry of Foxboro and the loving boyfriend of Lara Andrews and her family of Norfolk.
David grew up in Foxboro and was a 2004 graduate of the Sabis Regional Charter School in Foxboro.
He continued his education by attending Massasoit Community College in Brockton and was currently taking online classes from the University of Phoenix.
David was a self-employed disc jockey and for over five years performed under the name of "DJ DC."
He had previously worked at Monkey Sports in Norwood and at the Pro Shop at Norfolk Arena.
His favorite times spent were those with his loving family, his girlfriend Lara, which included staying at her family's beach house in Narragansett, and especially the hiking trips at the Foxboro State Forest with his loyal companion and best friend "Nakota," his dog.
David was quite knowledgeable on current events.
He enjoyed history, writing and was currently pursuing a career to become a lawyer.
His other interests included hockey, listening to music, cooking and hanging out with his friends playing pool and card games.
In addition to his parents, his girlfriend and dog Nakota, he was the dear nephew of: Steven Curry and his wife Jane of Rhode Island, John Stone Jr. of Wrentham, Alice Zarrillo and her husband Louis of Norton, Joyce Warburton of Attleboro, and the late William Stone. He is also survived by several cousins and many friends.
His funeral Mass, to which relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend, will be celebrated on Monday, June 30 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, 330 Pratt St. (Route 106), Mansfield. Burial will follow in St. Francis Cemetery, Walpole.
Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, June 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Sherman & Jackson Funeral Home, 55 North Main St., Mansfield.
In lieu of flowers, David's family has requested that donations in his memory be made to Autism Speaks, 1060 State Road, 2nd Floor, Princeton, NJ 08540, or you can donate by visiting autismspeaks.org.
To send David's family a message of condolence, visit shermanjackson.com.
Emily Jane Harrop, 26
Hockomock Area YMCA Employee
NORTH ATTLEBORO - Emily Jane Harrop, 26, of South Street, North Attleboro, formerly of Norton, died unexpectedly and accidentally on Monday, June 23, 2014 in Mansfield.
Born in Attleboro on Dec.1, 1987, she was a daughter of Howard T. Harrop Jr. and Suzanne (Kummer) Harrop of Norton.
She was raised in Norton where she resided until moving to North Attleboro three years ago.
Miss Harrop was a graduate of the Foxboro Regional Charter School, Class of 2006. She attended the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.
Since 2010, Miss Harrop was employed by the Hockomock Area YMCA in a number of capacities including her most recent role as school-age coordinator at the AmVet and Community Schools in North Attleboro.
She attended the South Attleboro Assembly of God.
Her favorite pastimes included spending time in the company of family and friends, reading, using social media such as Facebook to share photographs and status updates and communicating via telephone with her friends, and treasured the times spent at Hideaway Village on Buttermilk Bay in Bourne.
In addition to her parents, Miss Harrop leaves her brother, John H. Harrop of Norton; her maternal grandmother, Theresa I. (Gagnon) Kummer of Bourne; her paternal grandfather, Howard T. Harrop Sr. and his companion, Mary Alicia Ferrante, of Lincoln, R.I.; her paternal grandmother, Donna L. Robinson and her husband, David M. Robinson, of North Attleboro; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends. She was the maternal granddaughter of the late William C. Kummer.
Visitation has been respectfully omitted.
Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend a casual celebration of Emily's life on Sunday, June 29 at the family residence at 4 Draper St., Norton, beginning at 2 p.m.
Private burial will be in Shepardville Cemetery, Plainville, at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Love Offering at Candleberry Chapel, 381 South Main St., Attleboro, MA 02703.
For additional information or to send the family an expression of sympathy, visit a guestbook at dyer-lakefuneralhome.com.
The Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Ave., Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro, is assisting the family with arrangements.