BELFAST - Dorothy B. Curcio, 101, of 70 West Hughes St., passed away Thursday (April 24, 2014) at her home, following a lengthy illness.
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Born April 21, 1913, in Angelica, she was a daughter of Harry B. and Ethel M. Lyon Warner. On March 31, 1937, in St. Patrick's Rectory, she married Domenic Paul Curcio who predeceased her on March 24, 2000.
Dorothy had resided most of her life in Belfast. She grew up in Angelica and graduated from Angelica High School. After high school she attended a nursing school in Buffalo. After she was married, she and her husband moved to Belfast where they raised their family. After 1972 she was a substitute kindergarten monitor and a school cafeteria worker in Belfast Central School. In the 1980's Dorothy was clerk at Magnano's Pharmacy for a period of 10 years.
Dorothy and her husband enjoyed traveling, especially going on a South American Cruise and in 1978 they went on a trans-Atlantic Crossing. She loved nature and long walks, also her flower gardens. She was a member of St. Patrick's Church and its Altar and Rosary Society of Belfast. She had been active in the Belfast School PTA and a former member of the Allegany Co. Bird Club.
Surviving are two sons, Paul J. (Beatriz) Curcio, and Philip W. (Annette) Curcio, both of Belfast; two daughters, Sylvia G. (Al) Tucker, and Celeste M. (Claus) Wuersig, both of Cuba; and several nieces and nephews, including Dorothy Clarkson, who was raised as a third daughter; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a great-granddaughter, Amanda Curcio; and a sister, Marguerite Clarkson.
There will be no visitations. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. Monday (April 28, 2014), at St. Patrick's Church. The Rev. Dennis Mancuso, pastor will be celebrant and burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Belfast.
Memorials may be made to the Belfast Free Library or the Belfast Rescue Squad. Condolences for the family may be expressed by visiting www.treusdellfuneralhome.com.
Treusdell Funeral Home
65 Main St
Belfast, NY 14711
Published in The Olean Times Herald on Apr. 26, 2014