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“Penny and I are so sorry for your loss - you are in our thoughts. ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Bob Beshara - Bowdoinham, ME

“Our deepest condolences to all of the Currans. ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: The DeCourcy Family - Wakefield, MA

“Sending all our love and condolences to the entire family on the loss of such a fabulous woman. Keeping you all in our thoughts and hearts. ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Marissa and Gareth Richmond - MA

“The beautiful apple didn't fall far from the tree Di. If you get to look like her when you're older, you definitely will never even think of plastic...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Tam (Claire) Kelley - Ipswich, MA

“My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family!!♥♥ ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Deborah Lanzilotti - Fryeburg, ME

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Marsha Breslin Powers - FL

“My prayers and sympathy to each one of you. I will offer Mass for Jean on Wednesday.Sincerely, Fr. Jim Wenzel, OSA ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: James Wenzel, OSA - Ardmore

“I'm so sorry for all the family. She was a generous loving person 2 everyone. She was more than my friend. I had the pleasure of being with her all...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Linda Anzivino - Woburn, MA

“Our little Jeannie beannie will be missed, she always made me smile, great memories of a great lady!!!! ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Susan Bellavia - Wakefield, MA

“So sorry for your loss. Losing your mother is so sad no matter the age. Dear lady RIP ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Nancjean Coughlan - North Conway, NH

“I am going to miss you my sweet friend. All my heartfelt sympathy to your beautiful family. I will treasure all of my memories filled with love and...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Lisa King - Seabrook, NH - Friend


Kathryn "Jean" Curran, age 90, of Wakefield died peacefully, Thursday, February 21 at her residence.

Born in Wakefield on June 30, 1928 she was the daughter of the late Thomas E. and Margaret L. (Murphy) Cassidy.

Jean was a lifelong Wakefield resident and was a member of St. Joseph Parish. She was married to the former Captain of the Wakefield Fire Department, the late Charles C. Curran, and together they raised their family, of which she was truly a matriarch, in Wakefield. Jean loved to dance; she and her husband sought any opportunity to ballroom dance. She was a fashionista and loved to shop; she was a regular visitor at Marshall's. She frequented shops in Wakefield center, often times making her way from her home on foot with her walker.

She loved to travel, most especially wintering in Fort Lauderdale, where her family has many cherished memories with children and grandchildren. When her children were young, Jean also spent two weeks every summer in Hampton, New Hampshire where many fond memories were formed. Above all, she cherished her family and time spent with her great grandchildren.

Jean is survived by her children: Patricia A. Freda of NH, Rosemarie L. Curran of Wakefield, Shirley J. Palmerino and her husband Michael of Wakefield, Thomas P. Curran and his wife Catherine of Danvers, Diane L. Yamartino and her husband Jim of FL, and Mark Curran of Peabody; her daughter-in-law, Eileen Curran of Wakefield and brother-in-law Richie Curran of North Reading; as well as 21 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and her "best best girlfriends." In addition to her parents and her husband, Jean was predeceased by her son, Charles C. "Chuck" Curran, Jr., her grandson, Brian Palmerino, and her eight siblings.

Her Funeral will be held from the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Wednesday at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Joseph Church, 173 Albion St., Wakefield at 10am. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4-8pm. Interment, Lakeside Cemetery, Wakefield.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202.