Ruth Parks Curran (1928 - 2014)

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Ruth Parks Curran

"Mom", "Mom-Mom"


AGE: 86 • Wilmington

Ruth, age 86, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, July 3, 2014 after a long battle with COPD.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel and Ella (Squire) Parks, her brothers, Daniel "Duke" and John "Jack" Parks, and her childhood sweetheart and husband Hugh E. Curran, Jr.

Ruth is survived by her children, Valerie, Shawn (Terri), Shane, and Hugh (Mary), 9 grandchildren, Meaghan (Ronnie), Sarah, Richard (Tina), Austin (Wesley), Rebekah, Daniel, Alison, Maggie and Jillian, 2 great-grandchildren, Logan and Shea.

While mom was a successful business woman, she considered her biggest accomplishment her family. As she told us before she slipped off to sleep, "I've had a great life".

We would like to thank Dr. John Goodill, Christiana Palliative Care, Michelle, Jean, Joelle, Julie Beth and Scott of Delaware Hospice for the terrific care they not only gave Mom, but the rest of us as well, during this long strange journey. Slainte!

At Mom's request, there will be no service. Instead of flowers, please consider a contribution in her memory to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Hill Center, Newark, DE 19711.

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Doherty Funeral Homes - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road
Wilmington, DE 19808
(302) 999-8277
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Published in The News Journal from July 8 to July 9, 2014
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