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Gerald R. Curtis of Milton and Osterville passed away peacefully in his home on March 9, 2023. Survived by his beloved wife of 67 years Jeanne (McGovern) Curtis. He was the loving father of Paul and Janet ( Lawler ) Curtis of Milton; Ann ( Curtis ) and Timothy Weithers of Western Springs, Illinois; David and Susann ( Ponte ) Curtis of Milton; John and Christina ( Dickerson ) Curtis of Milton; Alan Curtis and Gail Eagan of Boston. He was also the proud grandfather of sixteen grandchildren.
Gerry was born and raised in Quincy, MA. He attended Quincy High School where he took the mound for the baseball team and pitched his way into their Hall of Fame. He went on to graduate from Boston College (‘50) and then University of Pennsylvania (‘51). After finishing school, he served in the U. S. Air Force. He then began building a family with the love of his life, Jeanne McGovern Curtis. In addition to their five children, Gerry and Jeanne welcomed multiple foster children into their happy home.
Gerry worked as a Vice President at Kidder Peabody for 36 years and Eaton Vance for 7 years. He also served on the investment committees for numerous organizations, including the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston, and on the boards of directors for others, including the Carroll Center for the Blind, Carney Hospital and Boston College High School. His love of his work drove him to continue writing about investing after retirement, circulating over 200 editions of his investment commentary newsletter, “Views from the Sidelines.”
Outside of work, Gerry enjoyed engaging in friendly (but serious) competition on the Wianno tennis courts and golf course, enjoying time on the back deck with his wife, or quizzing his grandchildren on math problems. He will be remembered for his wit, integrity, humility, and gentle loving spirit.
Visitation: Robert J. Lawler & Crosby funeral home, 1803 Centre St. West Roxbury on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, from 3:00 to 7:00pm. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in Saint Elizabeth’s Church in Milton on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 11:30am. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Intrment Milton Cemetery.