Mr. Kevin J. Curtin, of Framingham, died Friday, August 4, 2023 at his home. He was 56.
Kevin was born in Boston on August 8, 1966, a son of the late Edward and Catherine (Hillson) Curtin. Raised in Waltham, he was a graduate of Waltham High School where he was a member of the baseball and wrestling teams. It was in high school when he fostered a lifelong love for sports, an interest he passed on to his children, Shaun and Erin. He loved being their coach when they were young and watching them play sports.
Following his graduation he continued his studies earning various degrees in HVAC systems and owned and operated Kevin Curtin HVAC in Framingham for more than 20 years. He was joined by his son, Shaun, in the operations of the business and was so proud to work alongside him. He took great pride in the quality of his work and owning his own business and always made every effort to provide his clients with the highest level of service.
He married the love of his life, Laura Sacco, in Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church in Waltham in 1991 and the pair made Framingham their home. He loved taking his wife out to do fun activities and always wanted to make her smile . . . he could never say no to Laura's wishes. They enjoyed their home life together, sitting in their hot tub or watching movies.
Always caring and thinking about others, he never shied away from helping anyone; Kevin was always ready to break out his toolbox and help a neighbor in need. He was the life of the party and his infectious laugh caught the attention of everyone around him. He was a young spirit at heart and always wanted to crack a joke to lighten the mood. In his younger years he made many happy memories going to Cape Cod with his family in the summer, and enjoyed taking day trips with his own family to Hampton Beach in New Hampshire and vacations to the Margaritaville Hotel in Hollywood, Florida. In his free time he loved going to concerts to watch his favorite artists. He had a special love for animals and had two special dogs in his lifetime.
Of all of the things in his life that brought him joy, nothing meant more to him than his family and being able to provide for them. They were the true source of his happiness. He passed on many of his interests to his daughter, Erin, and together they enjoyed talking and laughing for hours on end. He never passed on the opportunity to share life advice, and she never missed a lesson. Kevin and Erin would spend special time together riding the train into Boston to enjoy a Red Sox or Bruins game, and he loved taking Erin for rides on his motorcycle. He loved spending time with his son, Shaun, and when he was young they were known to be quite the ‘dare devils’ together. He built bike ramps and took him on many dirt-biking trips.
One of their favorite vacations as a family was going to Disney World. They enjoyed going on roller coasters together and having the famous Mickey ice cream for breakfast. One of his happiest days came when Shaun followed his father’s footsteps and joined him at work. Amazed by the attention to detail and care Shaun gave every day, he loved watching him learn about the trade and operating the family business. He loved being Erin and Shaun’s father and would tell everyone he knew how proud he was of both of their accomplishments.
Kevin had two brothers growing up Eddie and Tommy, and after his marriage to Laura, he also gained two sisters, Michelle and Stacey, whom he loved deeply and created many memories with.
He leaves his beloved wife, Laura J. (Sacco) Curtin, his children, Shaun A. Curtin and Erin E. Curtin, both of Framingham; his mother and father-in-law, Bonnie Nelson (Clifford) of Waltham and Joseph Sacco of Las Vegas, Nevada; his sisters-in-law; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Family and friends will honor and remember Kevin’s life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Wednesday, August 9th from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral services and burial will be private.