Mary C. Curran, 88

Mary Curran

PORTLAND — Mary Catherine (Welch) Curran, 88, died peacefully on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, with family by her side, at St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Residence in Portland.

Mary was born to Mary Bissette and Charles Edward Welch in Rutland, Vt., on April 4, 1929, the oldest of four children. She graduated from Cathedral High School in 1947 and Mercy School of Nursing in 1950, also in Portland. She had a long and fulfilling career caring for others as a registered nurse. Her inclination to nurture others carried into her early years in at St Joseph’s as she was often seen taking fellow patients for a walk. Mary loved her New England sports teams and had an endearing sense of humor.

She is survived by five children, Mary Curran Huntley of Portland, Patricia Curran Raitto of Naples, Shaun Francis Curran of Portland, Joseph Charles Curran of South Portland and Timothy James Curran of Windham; 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and many other family members and friends.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, Sept. 21, at 11 a.m., at the Samuel Wilde Memorial Chapel at Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Avenue, Portland. To sign Mary’s guestbook and leave memories and condolences for the family, visit: www.advantageportland.com

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 383 U.S. Route One, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074.

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