Robert E. Curran Jr., 76, of Seekonk, MA, died May 2. He graduated cum laude from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, and from Cornell Medical College, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Academic Honor Society in his third year. He completed residencies at Cornell/New York Hospital Medical Center; the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health; and the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins. He completed a fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Curran had a private ophthalmology practice in Pawtucket for 42 years. He served as the chief of the Division of Ophthalmology at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island from 1977 to 2013. He was also clinical assistant professor of surgery (ophthalmology) at the Warren Alpert Medical School for nearly 40 years, where he was awarded multiple distinctions for teaching at the Eye Clinic at Rhode Island Hospital. He published 16 papers on topics ranging from internal medicine to pediatric ophthalmology.
He is survived by his wife, Margaretta “Peggy” Cox Curran; three children; and two grandchildren. Donations in his memory may be made to the Comprehensive Cancer Center at The Miriam Hospital, 164 Summit Ave., Providence, RI 02906.