RANDOLPH -- Paul V. Curran, 87, of Windsor St, Randolph, passed away after a brief illness on September 25, 2008, at the MaineGeneral Medical Center with his family by his side.Paul was born in Winthrop on July 26, 1921, to Joseph and Alice Thorne Curran. He was educated in Winthrop schools, enlisted in the U.S. Army in February 1941, and was a Pearl Harbor survivor. After his discharge from the Army in July 1945, Paul worked as a carpenter for area builders and then as a self employed contractor for fifty years. After retiring, he completed many home improvement projects for his children and grandchildren, and built lamps, tables and bookcases for his family in his garage workshop. Paul was also an avid reader and Red Sox fan, and enjoyed spending time with his devoted canine companion, Mia.Paul was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 62 years, Virginia Stevens Curran; four daughters, Katherine McDonald of Monmouth; Paulette Roy and her husband, Claude, of Farmingdale; Shannon Curran of Randolph; and Deborah Davidson and her husband, Norman, of Randolph; six grandchildren, Steven McDonald and his wife, Elysee, and their children, Nathan, Logan and Isabel of Whitefield; Ryan McDonald and his wife, Lisa, and their children, Cody and Andrea of Monmouth; Jennifer McDonald of Burlington, VT; Jeanne Roy of King Salmon, AK; Annette (Roy) Pagliaro and her husband, David, of St. Petersburg, FL; and Aimee (Roy) Ellis and her husband, Jeff, and their children, Ben, Zackery and Joseph of Farmingdale. Paul is also survived by his sister, Betty Gray and her husband, Roy of Wayne; brother-in-law Howard Stevens of Pittston; sister-in-law Tillie Stevens of Augusta; a special nephew, George True of Chelsea, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.Paul was predeceased by his parents; three brothers, H. Pearl, Kenneth, and Bernard Gray; three sisters, Pauline Curran, Nettie True, and Alberta Hutchinson; and by son-in-law Stephen McDonald.The family wishes to thank Dr. Donald Smith and the nursing staff at MaineGeneral Medical Center for the excellent care they gave to Paul, and Pastor David York of the Advent Christian Church for the comfort he provided to Paul and his family during his illness.Donations in Paul's memory may be made to the Advent Christian Church building fund, Mud Hill Rd, Chelsea, 04330.Visiting hours will be Sunday, September 28, 2008 from 4-7 PM. Funeral services will be held at Staples Funeral Home at 11 AM, Monday, September 29, 2008.