Obituary of George E. Currey, Jr.
GEORGE E. CURREY, 1942 - 2023
George Currey, most recently of Madison passed away on Thursday night, July 13, 2023 at Morristown Memorial Hospital. He is predeceased by his loving wife of more than 60 years, Carolyn, who passed after suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, just nine days prior on July 4, 2023.
George was born in Mountainside, NJ on February 15, 1942. He and his family made Madison their home where they shared many happy memories over time. His father and mother, George Sr., and Josephine (nee Turney-Brown) Currey were blessed with four boys.
Survivors include his devoted daughter, Sharon Currey, and her husband Brian O'Keefe, and his dear son, Brian Currey, and his wife Deborah; his intelligent, sensitive fraternal twin, Steve, (wife Ginger deceased); his encompassing and unwavering brother, Robert and wife Patricia, and his youngest and non-arguably funniest brother, Jim, and wife Ellen. He is also survived by countless nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. George is predeceased by both of his parents, who made their final home in Florida.
George graduated from Madison High school in 1960. During his time there, he established himself under the tutelage of coach Ted Monica as a talented athlete, especially on the football field. When only a freshman he was recruited to the Varsity team where he went on to receive the offer of a full scholarship from the University of Miami.
In 1962, he married his Highschool sweetheart, Carolyn Heck where they raised two children in Florham Park, Sharon and Brian Currey. Devoted daughter Sharon went on to forge her own path, while loving son Brian followed in his Father's footsteps, running the family business, GEC, Inc., which included several automotive entities among other business endeavors.
Although George was blessed with many things, tangible and other, he considered his family as his first priority. This was solidified when he lovingly held his first grandchild, Alyssa, in his arms. Several years later he welcomed his second grandchild, Megan, into his life and he was transformed forever.
George's greatest legacy was, and is, his family. Being an extremely private person, you would not necessarily think that family would be first on his list. Of course, coming in a close second would be his love of golf and of friends in general.
George taught us so many important life lessons. Although we cannot all articulate it as well as we should...George, you were our rock, our shining beacon in the darkest of times. You will never be forgotten. We love you.
ALWAYS AND FOREVER.
A Memorial Service for both, Carolyn and George, will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2023 at 10:00am at The United Methodist Church in Madison, 24 Madison Avenue, Madison.
Arrangements are under the care of Burroughs, Kohr & Dangler Funeral Home, Madison.
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