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Sept. 1, 2013
Bill Curry Dies on International Tour
Bill Curry, 57, of Massachusetts, a powerful hitter and solid outfielder, suffered a heart attack and died in Edinburgh during the SSUSA International Tour on June 26.
“Bill was my best friend in softball and like my brother and he will be sorely missed,” wrote his manager Paul Casey. “He played for the Hannington/Bay State Bombers 55. He was actually the CO-MVP in 2011 when the Bombers won the Triple Grand Slam in Phoenix when he hit a modest .912 for the tourney.”
Curry was also one of the top hitters – and key outfielders – on the USA Blue team, said Don Stratton, CEO of the Independent Softball Association and manager of the USA Blue team.
“Bill was the perfect mix as a softball player – he mastered all of the skills and he had a warm personality and great sense of humor,” said Terry Hennessy, CEO of SSUSA.
Curry graduated with honors from Bentley University, received his MBA from Babson College, and was a CPA. He was employed by Waters Corp. as vice president, corporate controller, and principal accounting officer.
He is survived by his two children, Kaitlyn Berry and Bill Jr , and his girlfriend Jennifer Butkiewicz, who was with him on the tour.