Eileen M. Curran, age 86 years, of Wareham, formerly of Carver and Plymouth, died Saturday, October 30, 2021 at Tobey Hospital in Wareham. She was the wife of the late John Curran, and the daughter of the late Joseph and Eileen (Riley) Gallagher, and the step-daughter of the late Herbert Hannabury. Born in East Boston on December 14, 1934, she was raised in Chelsea and graduated of St. Rose High School in Chelsea, class of 1952. Eileen began her thirty-five years career as a switchboard operator and retired as a supervisor for the New England Telephone Company where she was a member of the Telephone Pioneers and was a Union Steward. Eileen loved being by the ocean and swimming. She went for walks every day. She loved to work out in her yard and was talented with arts and crafts. She was always making something for other people. Eileen was an amazing wife and mother. She was always supportive and encouraging to each of her children and their various pursuits. She was active, supportive and committed to her late husband, John’s affiliations with the American Legion in Plymouth and Dorchester, various veteran’s groups and the Ancient Order of Hibernians.
She will be forever missed by her children, James Curran of Plymouth, Brian Curran and his wife Judy of Buckeye, AZ, Stephen Curran and his wife Sheila of Ponte Verda Beach, FL, and Paula Hayeck and her husband Michael of Boston, her grandchildren Elena, Jenny, Liam, Henry, Kate, John and Michael, sister Jeanne Desmond of Salem, NH, and her nieces Anne Bartlett and Susan Malyknowski. Eileen was predeceased by her daughter Ellen Curran, her sister Loretta McCarthy, and her brothers Herbert Hannabury Jr. and Paul Hannabury. She had a unique and beautiful friendship with Derik Noland and his parents John and Denise, and his sister Andrea.
Her funeral will be held from the CARTMELL LIFE CELEBRATION FUNERAL HOME, 150 Court Street (near downtown) Plymouth, at 9:30AM, of Thursday November 4, 2021, followed by a funeral mass in St. Peter’s Church, Plymouth at 10:30AM. Interment will be in the National Cemetery of Massachusetts, Bourne on Thursday at 1:00PM. Visitation with the Curran family will be on Wednesday from 4:00PM – 7:00PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452.