In Memoriam: Former NYSAR, OCAR President Eugene ‘Gene” Currier Dies at 88

In Memoriam: Former NYSAR, OCAR President Eugene ‘Gene” Currier Dies at 88
Eugene “Gene” Currier

The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors regrets to inform its membership of the passing of veteran Realtor Eugene “Gene” Currier of Middletown on June 29 at the age of 88.

During his long illustrious career in real estate, Currier served as President of the New York State Association of Realtors and the Orange County Association of Realtors. He was the founding partner of Coldwell Banker Currier & Lazier Realtors, a successful real estate firm that serviced the Hudson Valley for more than 40 years.

“Gene” as he was fondly referred, exemplified a man of integrity and fairness in all of his endeavors. He was a man of service who gave back to his country, community, and to charitable and professional organizations. He was a proud Army Veteran of the Korean War, former Member of the Middletown Parks & Recreation Commission and Volunteer for Meals on Wheels. Gene was the Past President of many organizations, including: the Middletown Lions Club and the Orange County Golf Club, in addition to the aforementioned Orange County Association of Realtors and the New York State Association of Realtors, just to name a few of his accomplishments.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marie. Anyone who knew Gene was familiar with his three daughters who he often spoke about with love and pride – Lori Currier Woods (Robert), Jana Currier, who serves as Director of Member Engagement for the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, and Lynn Currier Maltz (Mark). He was the proudest “PopPop” of his eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren: Zachary Woods, Matthew Woods (Jennifer), Callie Woods Savage (Harry), Brent and Bryce Dombal, Billy, Devon and Alexa Maltz, Makenna and Addison Woods. He also leaves behind his brother and best friend Albert Currier, along with his son-in-law Kent Dombal, countless nieces, nephews, friends, colleagues and acquaintances he touched along the way.

He is joined in heaven by his beloved grandson Zachary, whom he grieved until his last breath. Gene, who was born on June 27, 1932, was the youngest of 10 children and predeceased by his father and mother, Clarence and Elsie Currier, and siblings Mildred, Howard, Grace, Florman, Charles, Calvin, Lillian, Frank and mother-in-law Sophie Cahill.

Visitation was held on Friday, July 2, 2021 at Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home in Middletown, NY from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. A private family burial took place on Saturday, July 3, 2021 at Saint Joseph’s Cemetery in Middletown, NY at 9:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Gene’s memory to: CFOS-Zachary Woods Memorial Fund, 30 Scotts Corners Drive, Suite 203, Montgomery, NY 12549.

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