"Bill" Curran was born about 1922 possibly in R. I. His mother ran the Hofbrau Haus in Newport or Providence. He married Jean Mitchell about 1944 maybe in Massachusetts. He served in the Merchant Marines. He had a brother named Robert.
Does this look like him?
"United States Public Records, 1970-2009," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K573-MQN : accessed 21 June 2015)