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“Dear Michael, Laurie and Julie,I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad! I have such fond memories of him and all of you, for that matter....Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Peter Cianci - Coral Springs, FL

“Dear Julie:I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. I remember taking Amanda to see him when she was little. She used to get so excited to...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“Robert remembers working with Al at Longbeach Inn ,Rockport back in the fifties. They had many good times together. Robert and I are sorry to hear of...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Robert Alberetti - New Fairfield, CT

“Dr. Cura was our family dentist for many years, and was so nice to all of us. He woul always ask about how my parents and sisters were doing, and...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: David Nuttall - Stoneham, MA

“To all The Cura family,I am so very sorry to hear of Dr. Cura's passing. Such a wonderful man.I will remember you all in my prayers. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Mary Callahan - Waltham, MA

“Dear Laurie and Family,We were so saddened to hear about the loss of your dad. I will never forget the fond memories of going to his dentist office...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Donna Etchings - Westwood, MA

“Dear Michael,Laurie and Julie, My condolences on the passing of your dad. You lost a great father.I lost a special friend Be consoled that your dad...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“To the Cura family I am so sad to read about the passing of your dad he was an amazing man he did so much for other people such a big heart and you...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Amy Halloran Walsh - Bedford, MA

“I am so very sorry for the loss of Al--he was a great host and a wonderful father. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Carolyn Burbank Burbank - VA

“I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Al Cura . He was our family's neighbor, friend and dentist and will be missed. May he rest in heavenly...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Elaine Cianci - Reading, MA

“Dear Michael, Laurie, and Julie,I am so saddened to hear the passing of your father. He was a wonderful man and will be deeply missed. One great...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Sharyn Cianci - MA


Waltham – Adolph A. Cura, D.D.S., of Waltham, died Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Belmont Manor following a period of declining health. He was 86.

Dr. Cura was a well-known and much loved dentist in Lexington where his practice spanned fifty-three years and generations of families. Known with affection by family and friends as Al, he was born and raised in South Boston and graduated from Boston Latin School.

He earned his undergraduate degree from Boston College before achieving his doctor of dental surgery degree at the University of Maryland Dental School. In 1958 he married the love of his life, Eleanor K. O'Leary, and the couple enjoyed forty-five happy years before her death in 2003.

In 1963 the Cura's moved to Waltham where they raised their family. They enjoyed trips to Aruba and to Las Vegas but Al's favorite destination was Grand Lake Stream, Maine where he found great peace, light, joy and refreshment fly-fishing and being surrounded by nature's beauty.

Dr. Cura was a longtime member of the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society, the Malden Angler's Club and Nashawtuc Country Club in Concord.

He leaves his children, LCDR Michael F. Cura, USN (Ret.) (Maureen) of Ashburn, Virginia, Laurie A. Cura (Robert Danis) of Framingham and Julie A. Mullane (Mark) of Waltham; his grandchildren, Catherine and Conor Cura, Valerie von Fettweis and Michael and Sean Mullane; his siblings, Frank J. Cura and Mary A. Cura, both of Arlington and also leaves many nieces, nephews and their families.

He was also the brother of the late John, Jerome, Eva and Aldo Cura.

Family and friends will honor and remember Adolph's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), in Waltham on Thursday, May 23rd from 3 to 7 p.m. and again at 9:30 a.m. on Friday morning before leaving in procession to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road Waltham, where his funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Mt. Feake Cemetery, Waltham.

Memorial donations may be made to The Italian Home for Children, 125 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.