Somerville Remembering Former Veterans Services Director Mickey Curtin

Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Mickey Curtin who passed away this past week.

Mickey Curtin served as the city of Somerville’s director of Veterans’ Services for over 40 years from 1976 to 2000.

Mickey once said “If a man serves his country during a wartime service or a military service they should at least be courted the respect and the privacy if he is broke for no reason of his own.”

Curtin was also quoted once referring to Somerville Veteran Services “This department needs to stand alone and provide the assistance to people when they need it.”

He was a great guy who cared dearly about our veterans and their wellbeing.

Mickey Curtin will be sadly missed here in Somerville by many.


Mr. Mickey W. Curtin, of Medford, passed away surrounded by his family on February 2, 2019.

Beloved husband for 63 years of Jean (Chromey) Curtin. Devoted father of Patricia Courtney of Somerville, Maureen Amaral of Stoneham and Michael Curtin of Medford. Cherished grandfather of Lindsay Hart, Richard Courtney and Olivia Amaral, great-grandfather of Braedyn, Maverick and Harley. Dear brother of the late John Curtin, Edward Curtin and Joan DeVous.
Funeral Procession from the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, 855 Broadway (Powder House Sq.) Somerville, Saturday, Feb. 9th at 10:00AM followed by a Funeral Mass celebrated in St. Ann Church, Somerville at 11:00AM. Relatives and friends invited to attend. Calling Hours Friday 5:00PM to 8:00PM. Interment with military honors at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mickey’s memory can be made to the Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250 or to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. Late Army Veteran -Korea and retired Veteran’s Services Agent for the City of Somerville.

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