Mary "Marie" A. (Byrnes) Curran Deely of Quincy, died Nov. 29, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Walter J. Curran; and longtime companion of George L. Bullis of Sun City Center, Fla., she was the loving mother of Marsha Curran and Diane Curran, both of Quincy, Denise McDonough and her husband Bill "Mac" of Milton and Florida, Joseph Curran and his wife Margaret of East Bridgewater, John Curran and his wife Pamela of Milton and Susan Curran Ford of Milton; mother-in-law of the late David Ford; sister of Rev. John Byrnes, O.A.S. of Philadelphia, Susan Strazzula of Squantum, Paul Byrnes of Palm Desert, Calif., and the late Claire Fahy and Thomas N. Byrnes Jr. Esq. Marie was also the cherished grandmother of 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Marie was also a dear friend to Mary Hansen and Gertrude Cain Lawless, both of South Boston. Marie was born in New York City and grew up in Quincy. She worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Boston for 20 years before retiring in 1985. She was a member of the Castle Island Association and the Mothers Club of South Boston. Marie's passion was traveling, She traveled extensively around the world. She enjoyed trips to the beach, especially Nantasket Beach. Marie was also an avid reader and bridge player. Maries family remembers her as a woman who was always putting family and friends first. She will be missed by all who had the pleasure to have known her. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours Thursday 4-8 p.m. in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., Quincy. A celebration of life service will be held in the funeral home at 10:45 a.m. Friday prior to the funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, Quincy, at 11:30 a.m. Burial in Mount Hope Cemetery, Boston. Donations in memory of Mary may be made to Quincy Crisis Center, checks payable to Esther R. Sanger Center for Compassion, P.O. Box 31, Quincy, MA 02170. See www.Keohane.com or call 1-800-Keohane for directions and online condolences.
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Keohane Funeral Home
785 Hancock Street Quincy, MA 02170
Published in The Patriot Ledger on Dec. 5, 2012