Richard L. Curley of Osterville, who leaves family in Falmouth, died June 19 at the age of 86.

He was the husband of Martha (Hansberry) Curley, to whom he was married for 59 years.

Born in Cambridge, he was the son of John P. and Alice L. (Murphy) Curley.

Mr. Curley was in the Class of 1950 at Newton High School; he furthered his education at Boston College and Boston College Law School.

A Korean War veteran, he served in the US Army from 1954 to 1956 followed by the Army Reserve until 1962.

Mr. Curley was a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association for more than 50 years. He also had memberships in the Federal Bar, Barnstable County Bar Association and Trial Lawyers Association of Massachusetts.

He was active on a number of committees in the Town of Barnstable, was president of the Osterville Village Association, and served as a moderator for the Centerville-Osterville-Marstons Mills Fire District.

A 50-year member of Cummaquid Golf Club, Mr. Curley also was twice Men’s Club Champion at Wianno Golf Club. He coached and directed Kennedy Youth Hockey League and was head umpire for the Cape Cod Baseball league.

In addition to his wife, he leaves six children, Dr. Jeanne M. Mase of Falmouth and James P. Curley, Michael P. Curley, Mark C. Curley, Mary E. Curley and John P. Curley, all of the Mid-Cape; 12 grandchildren; a sister; and other family.

He was predeceased by his son Matthew Curley; and a brother.

A memorial Mass was celebrated June 23 at Our Lady of Assumption Church in Osterville.

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