Christine M. Curran
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Beverly - Christine M. (O'Connor) Curran, 86, peacefully passed away on November 26, 2019, in Rosewood Nursing Home in Peabody. She was the wife of the late Joseph A. Curran Jr.
Chris and Joe raised a large loving family in Danvers, and the family spent many happy years making memories at their beloved camp on Salmon Lake in Oakland, Maine.
She is survived by five children, Joseph Curran III and his wife, Susan of N.H., Thomas Curran and his wife, Jennifer of Beverly, Patricia Cook of Maine, Maureen Croce and her husband, Bob of Peabody and Tim Curran and his wife, Karin of Dudley. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Megan Gerbino, Sean Curran, Samantha, Kimberly and Thomas Curran, Matthew and Christopher Learoyd, Erin and Ashley Croce and David and Breanna Curran; three great-grandchildren, Aiden, Brooklyn and Dexter. She was predeceased by her brother, Daniel O'Connor and her son-in-law, Winston Cook.
Born in Salem on September 22, 1933, Chris was the daughter of the late Daniel and Myrtle (Grace) O'Connor. She was raised and educated in Salem and graduated from Salem High School in 1951. She went on to receive her bachelor's degree from the Salem Teachers' College in 1955. Prior to her retirement, Chris had been a seventh-grade teacher at the Belmonte Middle School in Saugus for 30 years.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., on Thursday, December 5, 2019, immediately followed by a celebration of her life at 7:15 p.m. at C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Christine's name to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Ave., Waltham, MA, 02451, or Online directions and condolences are available at
Published on December 2, 2019


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