Giuseppe Currao, 85, of Methuen, died August 15, 2017, at the Lawrence General Hospital.
Giuseppe was born on Dec. 31, 1931, in Adrano PR. Catania to the late Giovanni and Vincenza (Lavenia) Currao. Giuseppe was a hard-working mason who came to America in 1970 to provide a better life for his family. He loved being around his family, especially his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was always the first person to show up if there was a job to do. He was also an avid dancer and gardener who shared his fresh vegetables with his family and friends.
Giuseppe was predeceased by his beloved wife of 59 years, Lucia (DiStefano) Currao and is survived by his children, Giovanni Currao and wife, Cheryl of Salem, N.H., Nicolo' Currao and wife, Anna Maria of Methuen, Agatino Currao and wife, Grace of Florida, Gina Galizia and husband, Mario of Methuen, Salvatore Currao and wife, Jean of Newton, N.H., Josie Currao of North Andover, and Roberto Currao and wife, Sara of Salem, N.H. He is also survived by 19 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; his sister, Carmela (Bulla) Currao; and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends may call on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Conte Funeral Home, 17 Third Street, North Andover, MA 01845. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday 10 a.m. at St. Michael Church in North Andover. Burial follow in Bellevue Cemetery in Lawrence.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 42040, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-3000 in memory of Giuseppe Currao; or to the American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202 in memory of Giuseppe Currao.
To leave online condolences, please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com.
Published on  August 17, 2017