Southborough – Eileen (Henry) Curran, 75, longtime resident of Southborough, died Tuesday, July 10, 2012 surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma. For 50 years, she was the devoted wife of Richard “Dick” Curran, who passed away in January.
Born in Yorkshire, England to the late Gladys (Lavene) and Thomas Henry, she was orphaned as a child and raised by her aunt and uncle, Clare and Jack Knight, in Cambridge, England. After graduating from Cambridge Technical College in 1957, she came to Southborough as a nanny, where she met her future husband. They married in England in 1961 and made their home in Southborough for over 50 years.
Eileen's life in Southborough was spent surrounded by family and friends. She was a Girl Scout leader, delivered Meals on Wheels, taught CCD for over 30 years, and was an active member of St. Anne Church in Southborough. She loved her garden, her daily trips to the Spa and all things British, but she had no greater joy than spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived and will be missed always by her children, Margaret Curran of Arlington, VA; Mary Curran-Garrett of Southborough; Clare Curran-Ball and her husband, David, of Northborough, as well as four grandchildren, Kristie MacDonald and husband Christopher, Thomas Cadrin, Steven Garrett, and Caitlin Ball; two great-grandchildren, Tallin and Jaxson MacDonald; her sister, Judith Mason of Weybridge, England; her aunts, Kathleen Farrell and Margaret Lavene of Cambridge, England; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to give special thanks to the Coleman House, Dr. Khalid and her staff, and Brookhaven Hospice for their unwavering support and loving care.
Visiting hours will be held Friday, July 13, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St., Southborough. A Mass of Resurrection will be held Saturday, July 14, at 10 a.m., at St. Matthew Church, Highland Street in Southborough. Burial will follow in the Southborough Rural Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Coleman House Activity Fund, 112 W. Main St., Northborough, MA 01532.
To send words of condolence to the family, visit www.morrisfuneralparlor.com.