Patrick Curran Obituary – Appleton Post-Crescent


Patrick Michael Curran, of Deerbrook, died Friday, October 21, 2022 at Eastview Medical and Rehabilitation Center. He was 85 years old. He was born on December 22, 1936 in Antigo, the son of Maurice Curran and Alice (Benishek) Rasponi. He married Betty Noskowiak on November 24, 1956 at St. Hyacinth Catholic Church. Pat attended St. John’s Catholic School in his early years and graduated from Antigo High School, Class of 1955. His second year of high school, he attended Menasha High School while living with his aunt and uncle. He worked for American Can Company in Neenah for 17 years until 1973 when he and Betty moved their family of six to New London and became the pressroom supervisor at Curwood, Inc. In 1980 , Pat became the Vice President of Sales for Converters Ink (SunChemical Inc.) in Appleton until his retirement in 2006 when he and Betty moved to Bass Lake. Pat was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church and Antigo Elks Lodge #662. Pat enjoyed golf, snowmobiling, pontoon rides on the lake, stock car racing and working on his 1937 Chevy. He was an avid Green Bay Packers fan and attended the 1967 Ice Bowl. also enjoyed attending the World Championship snowmobile races at Eagle River, the Iola Car Show, and the stock car races at the Langlade County Fairgrounds. He and Betty traveled to Florida and Arizona during the winter months. Pat enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren who attended their sporting events. Survivors include his wife, Betty Curran; two daughters, Susan (William) Resch of Weyauwega and Cheryl (Steven) Thompson of Green Bay; two sons, Peter (Kathy) Curran of Sun Prairie and Patrick M. “Chip” Curran, II of Forest Park, Illinois; one brother, James (Nan) Curran of Cambridge; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, JoAnn Curran of Antigo and Sharon Newman of Mequon; one brother-in-law, Michael Noskowiak of Prairie du Sac; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and special friends. His parents predeceased him; brothers, Robert and John Curran; special aunt, Judy (Hubert) Hopfensperger; godson, Robert Curran, II; cousins, nieces and nephews. A funeral Mass will be held Thursday, October 27 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church with the Reverend Charles Hoffmann officiating. Visitation will be held at Hoffmann Hall Church on Thursday from 9 a.m. until time of Mass. The Curran family would like to express their sincere gratitude and thanks to caregivers at Hands with Hearts, The Bay at Eastview, Aspirus Langlade Hospital ED, Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Reverend Charles Hoffmann, and neighbors, friends and relatives in Bass Lake. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hands with Hearts and Milwaukee Children’s Hospital. Bradley Funeral Home is helping the family make arrangements. Condolences online at

Posted on October 22, 2022

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