Joseph "Dom" Curtis

Joseph “Dom” Curtis, of Fairfield, passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at Maplewood of Newtown with his family by his side.

Born in Dublin, Ireland to the late Joseph and Annette Curtis, he was the loving father of Christine, Julie and Kevin and brother of Celine.

Dom came from Ireland with his father and sister in 1953 to Niagara Falls and eventually settled in Cleveland. In 1963, Dom accepted a job with Exide Battery and he and Rosaline relocated to Fairfield and began their family.

During his career, he was also employed by Gilbert and Bennett Wire Co. in Georgetown, CT and later retired from Handy & Harman in Fairfield.

Dom loved gardening, painting, fishing, golfing and sailing his boat out of South Benson Marina with his family. He adored children, nature and animals. He was well-known for his charming and positive personality.

Dom had a light-hearted sense of humor and a spirit that touched everyone he knew. His presence was so friendly and he lit up a room with his handsome Irish good looks and funny remarks. He simply made people happy!

Survivors include his beloved children, Christine Yim and her husband, Anthony of Danbury, Julie Curtis and her partner, Cyrus Paktinat and his son Cameron of West Redding and Kevin Curtis and his wife, Danielle of Fairfield; his sister, Celine Chapman and her husband, Louis of Strongsville, OH; and grandchildren, Brian and Eric Yim, and Rebecca and Rachel Curtis; and nephew, Louis Chapman, Jr.; and niece, Monica Mertes. He will also be missed by his loving friend, Gail Colby of Monroe and her children, Lisa Monachino and her husband, Joe and their son, Colby of Wilton and Tara Carloni and her husband, Matthew and their children, Courtney and Matty of Monroe.

Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. directly at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Fairfield for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Friends may greet the family on Monday, June 4th from 6-8 p.m. at the Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home, 50 Reef Rd. in Fairfield Center.

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