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Sending you birthday wishes my friend.... yes, I should always listen to you because you're older than me. I love you and miss you!

Dan Curran

I miss you my sweet wife, my life is diminished without you in it. I apologize that I forgot to mention, in your obituary, that you were a beach lifeguard at Clearwater Beach when you were 16! And, that you were an excellent yogi, incredibly limber, and that you had a beautiful singing voice, always pitch perfect! How envious I was of that, since I can’t sing a lick! I miss hearing you sing around the house. I truly hope you’re singing in God’s choir now.


To my childhood friend, Moose. It just doesn’t seem real that you are gone. So many years since we first met in 7th grade, so many hysterical stories, so many classic memories… you were something else my friend. Haunted houses didn’t stand a chance with you. You were adventurous, hilarious, crazy, bossy, loving, endearing and adored by your friends. Summer of 1976 with the Carlouel crew was a classic “endless summer” with you. Sailing, beach going, dancing the nights away. Trips to North Carolina where some adventure was always waiting and later a great trip to NYC to visit you and Bryn…. And we were laughing all the way! Fast forward 40 years and the phone would ring with you FaceTiming me to say ‘let’s laugh!’ That laugh could only belong to you Missy. I will miss that laugh, I will miss your face and I will miss you, I already do. You were a loyal & loving friend. Your boys were your world and little Charlotte lit up your life. You couldn’t wait for your visits to get your hands on that precious little mini-Moose. Dan, Ben, Cortlan, Sarah and little Charlotte, my heart is heavy and I am so sorry for your loss. May she be at peace - Love always, Kim aka Kimmers

Nigel Teare

She will be remembered by me as a open hearted woman who always thought of others.

Mylene Flamand

My dear friend, bubbly Southern belle, you have gone too soon...I only met you 12 years ago but I feel like I ve known you forever... Loving mama to her beloved kids and more recently, proud nana of little Charlotte... Animal lover and advocate, so caring and generous, your smile, quirky sense of humour and laughter resonate in my head. May you soar high in the sky, free from the demons you fought so bravely...You will forever be in my heart

Benjamin Evenson

I will miss you so much. My heart hurts so bad right now, but at least your are with sissy, Mumpy, and grumpy now. I love you - your son Ben

Melissa Curran


Curran, Melissa York, 64 of Amelia Island, FL passed away on Monday, Feb 21, 2022, at home.

Born on April 10, 1957, in Greensboro, NC to the late James Wade York and Julia Anne (née Proctor). She grew up in Clearwater Beach, FL and graduated from Clearwater High School in 1975. After graduating from Western Carolina University with an Associate of Arts degree in Interior Design with a minor in Art History, she moved to New York City, and in 1980 was hired by American Airlines as Flight Attendant. In 1987 she met and married her first husband and transferred to the Raleigh-Durham crew base. In 1989, she gave birth to twin boys. In 1998 they divorced after she had moved back to Clearwater and started flying out of the Miami crew base, where she eventually met and in 2001, married her second husband; American Airlines Captain Dan-Yves Curran, the love of her life. They lived in Aventura, FL for 17 years before moving to Amelia Island, FL. Melissa retired from American in 2012 after 32 years of service.

She had a wonderful childhood growing up on Clearwater Beach with her dog Holly, her older sister, Jan, and many good friends. She was a ballerina for ten years, so good that at the age of fifteen, she was invited to audition for the New York City Ballet! She loved her job, and was very good at it, receiving hundreds of complimentary letters from passengers, and also, was awarded a topflight attendant badge from the company. During her career, she saved a passenger’s life with a defibrillator, and experienced an inflight engine fire.

Melissa loved to laugh, to eat well, and to travel, was an excellent horseback rider, golfer (shot 98), and skier (double black diamond). She had an incredible eye for interior decorating and was often praised.

She was very beautiful, funny, playful, big hearted, and giving. She loved her family immensely, and her boys even more, and was very proud of them. She was thrilled when one of them, and his wife, presented her with a precious granddaughter! She was also a friend of Bill W. on and off for thirty years. She was much loved and will be missed terribly.

Melissa is preceded in death by her sister Jan, and leaves behind her spouse of twenty years, Dan-Yves Curran of Amelia Island, FL; sons, Benjamin Myles Evenson, and Cortlan Wade Evenson; daughter-in-law, Sarah Waterworth Evenson; and granddaughter, Charlotte Olivia Evenson, all of Raleigh, NC.

As per Melissa’s wishes, there will not be a funeral, and she will be cremated.

Donations may be made in her memory to the Humane Society.


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