Gustavus's Story

PRESQUE ISLE - Gustavus "Gus" Noel Currie Jr., 76, passed away at his home on Thursday April 2, 2015. Gus was born May 31, 1938, the son of G. Noel and Myrtle (Niles) Currie.

He grew up in Presque Isle and graduated from Presque Isle High School in 1956. He continued his education at University of Maine at Orono where he completed his BS and MS degrees. He completed his PhD at West Virginia University Medical School and his post-doctoral at Harvard Dental School and was offered a fellowship at Karolinska Institute in Oslo, Sweden.

Gus loved his wife, his children, his grandchildren, science and education. He especially loved Columbus Day, hunting trips and fishing at camp with his granddaughters. He enjoyed teasing joking and telling stories with his friends and family.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years Marilyn (Libby) Currie of Presque Isle, two children G. Noel Currie III and his wife Sheila of Presque Isle, Patricia Wright and her husband Gerald of Orrington, seven grandchildren; Emilee Currie, Rilee Elliott, Libbee and Maggee Currie, Elizabeth (Wright) Walden, Alexandria (Wright) Cooper, Silvia Wright, and a special Indonesian granddaughter Hana Kurnwaiti, a sister in law Marjorie Grew and her husband Wendell of Mars Hill, several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, a sister in law Charlotte Colcord Reed, and two brothers in law Robin Colcord and Edward Reed.

Friends may call 6-8 PM Monday, April 6, 2015 at Duncan-Graves Funeral Home, 30 Church St., Presque Isle where funeral services will be held 11AM Tuesday April 7, 2015 with Rev. Christopher Dare officiating. Interment will be later this spring at Fairmount Cemetery, Presque Isle. Those who wish may make donations in his memory to Grant Memorial Methodist Church, PO Box 992, Presque Isle, ME 04769, Cornerstone Christian Academy, PO Box 743, Presque Isle, Me. 04769 or to a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be expressed at
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