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Maureen Kelleher Curley

Maureen Kelleher Curley
  • March 4, 1939 - August 20, 2018
  • Marlborough, Massachusetts
  • In lieu of flowers donations may be made to; John J. Curley Memorial Scholarship Fund, St.John's High School, Shrewsbury, MA 01545

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“To the Curley Family,We are so sorry to hear about Maureen. She was a dear friend of CarolAnn McAuliffe. Thinking of you all~ ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: Ted and Andrea McAuliffe - MA

“The entire Gibbs Family is so sorry for the loss of our mother's dearest life long friend. I believe they are up in Heaven with Molly, Johnny and...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Pam Gibbs - Marion, MA - Family

“My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. She was an amazing strong woman whom I loved and adored. I'm grateful she is at peace and with Molly...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Hallie Griggs/ DeLorey - Newton, MA

“Maureen was always so kind to me. My condolencesto the entire Curley family. ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Kevin Deppner - Harwich, MA

“Mr. Curley, Maureen, Billy, Danny, and Chris - I am so sorry for the loss of your wife/mom. May she rest in peace. ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Kendra Winchester - Warwick, RI


Maureen Kelleher Curley, 79, of Marlborough, MA, died peacefully on Monday morning, August 20, 2018.
She was born in Cambridge MA on March 4, 1939, the only child of John and Katherine O'Callaghan Kelleher, hardworking Irish immigrants. She spent her early years in Watertown, MA and graduated from Mount Trinity Academy. After graduation, she attended Framingham State College.
Shortly thereafter, she met and married the sweet love of her life, William F. Curley, Jr., of Wayland, MA. He literally swept her off her feet, a dashing young man in a Cadillac, who, on their first date, wooed her with her very first lobster dinner. Together, they created a life in Marlborough building a home and filling it with six children of their own. Always welcoming to countless cousins, aunts and uncles from Ireland, neighbors, beloved exchange students from Japan, who quickly became family, visitors and friends from near and far.
There was always a pool party, cookout, summers on the Cape and lots of hockey, flashlight tag and Wiffle ball games.
The greatest joy and pleasure in her life came from her children and grandchildren. She is the mother of Billy, Molly, John, Maureen, Daniel and Christopher and the mother-in-law of Karen Curley, Dawn Curley and Christopher Dawson. She is also the grandmother of Molly and Jake Curley of Falmouth, Ian and Blake Curley of Weston and Rory and Callie Dawson of Rhode Island.
She peacefully and in a state of complete grace went home to God. We can only assume that she was joyfully reunited in peace and serenity with her very own angels in Heaven waiting for her, her children who pre-deceased her, our beloved Molly and John.
We often called her "The Cat" because she seemed to have nine lives. She fought hard against the battles life seemed to throw her way and she ALWAYS went down swinging. Although she was tiny, she was incredibly fierce. We will miss her terribly.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to the scholarship fund created in memory of our brother John. The John J. Curley Memorial Scholarship Fund, St. John's High School, Shrewsbury, MA, 01545. She would love that.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday, August 24, 2018 from 5-7 pm at St.Matthias Church, 409 Hemenway St., Marlborough, MA
A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, August 25 at 10:00 am at St. Matthias Church.
Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Wilson St., Marlborough, MA