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Paul C. Curtin

Paul C. Curtin age 75, of Gilbert AZ, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 18th, 2021.  He was born on January 3, 1946, in Medford, MA to Clement J. Curtin and Margaret Mary Trevor Curtin.

He served in the United States Air Force.  He was a Boston Metropolitan Police Officer and Massachusetts State Police Trooper.  He graduated from Suffolk University in 1976 with a BS in Business Administration.  He worked for the IRS before starting his own accounting business as a tax specialist. He also served as a Justice of the Peace in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He was a member of the American Legion and the Elks, where he served as Exulted Ruler.  He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and St. Juan Diego, where he served in The Knights of Columbus in many capacities, including former Grand Knight. He was a very charitable man.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents, his late wife Patricia G. Curtin, and step-son Richard W. Coleman.

He is survived by his loving wife, Dinah Curtin, his sister Lois J. Corbett, his step-son Patrick A. Coleman and wife Janice Coleman, step-son Jason P. Butler, two step-daughters Kristy L. Butler and Jody R. Butler, 6 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and 5 nephews.

Visitation for Paul will be Friday, January 29, 2021, at 9:00 am with a Rosary 9:30 am than, church services 11:00 am St. Mary’s Catholic Church 230 W. Galveston St. Chandler, AZ, Graveside 1:30 pm National Cemetery 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85024.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.


  • Charles A Pennington Posted January 22, 2021 11:19 AM

    Dinah, I am soooooy sorry to hear this. I was literally shocked to find this out. I really enjoyed knowing him, and you also. I just got my Carol out of the Hospital, or I would have been there for you. May the Lord’s comfort be upon you.

  • Retired Association of Metropolitan Police Posted January 23, 2021 10:40 AM

    On behalf of the Retired Association of Metropolitan Police, please accept our most heartfelt sympathies and deepest condolences for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with family and friends during this time of sadness. Rest in Peace Paul.

  • Alan R. Keith Posted January 23, 2021 11:17 AM

    RIP, Brother! I was privileged to have worked with Paul, late 70’s-early 90’s, with The METS, before retiring from MSP! Paul was a gentleman & dependable. You will be missed, Paul!

  • Jo and Walt Sheeler Posted January 24, 2021 5:05 PM

    Pau will be missed by all who knew him.
    God has a special soul up in heaven. Paul was friendly kind caring and a loving person. Never to busy to help out who ever needed help. Paul rest in peace. I know you are watching over you loving wife.

  • Frank Redendo & Frances Escobedo, Merit Insurance Posted January 28, 2021 10:22 AM

    Our deepest sympathy to Dinah and the family.

  • Christine MacKenzie, Massachusetts Posted January 29, 2021 5:16 AM

    Dinah & all of the Curtin family:
    Sending condolences to all of Paul’s family…I am so thankful for his service to his country & his home state…may he rest in eternal peace & may God grant peace to all who loved him knowing he has found his…

  • Carol Maloney Posted February 22, 2021 6:46 AM

    My sincere condolences. I met Paul in 1974 at Suffolk University and have stayed connected throughout the years. He was a sweet guy with a great sense of humor. He will be missed. God Bless you and the family through these difficult times.

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