Colleen D. Curran, 89

Colleen Curran

Colleen Curran

SCARBOROUGH — Colleen D. Curran, 89, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016 at Pine Point Center in Scarborough.

Born in Lewiston on July 31, 1927, Colleen was the daughter of the late William and Anne Mae (Sherry) Donovan. She graduated from Lewiston High School Class of 1945. Following high school, Colleen continued her education at Farmington State Teachers’ College, graduating in 1949.

Colleen had a lengthy career teaching elementary school in the South Portland School Department, where she retired from in 1988.

She married Francis J. Curran Jr. on June 30, 1985. Together, Frank and Colleen enjoyed their retirement by wintering in Ocala, Fla. for the last 20 years. They also enjoyed golfing together, traveling to Ireland, spending time in Camden and attending the summer theatre. Above all else, Colleen was a kind-hearted, courageous and loving woman who will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

She was predeceased by her sisters, Patricia Ward and Sheila Rogers.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Frances J. Curran Jr. of Scarborough; daughters, Mae Norton of Freeport and Susan Larrabee of Gorham; stepchildren, Mary Huntley of Portland, Patricia Raitto of Naples, Shaun Curran of Portland, Joseph Curran of South Portland and Timothy Curran of Windham; 11 step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild.

Visiting hours were held on Monday, Aug. 22, at the Conroy-Tully Walker Funeral Home, 172 State Street, Portland. Prayers were recited at the funeral home on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016 at 10 a.m. followed by an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Maximillian Kolbe Church, 150 Black Point Road, Scarborough. Interment followed at Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. To view Colleen’s memorial page or to share an online condolence, please visit

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Special Olympics Maine, 125 John Roberts Rd, #5, South Portland, ME 04106.

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