Soldotna resident Margaret Mary Curran died Friday, Dec. 30, 2006, from congestive heart failure and cancer at Heritage Place in Soldotna. She was 97.
Memorial mass will be held at noon, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2006, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 222 W. Redoubt Ave in Soldotna. Father Richard Tero will officiate.
Mrs. Curran was born Oct. 14, 1909, in Fall River, Mass., where she was raised and attended high school. She moved to Soldotna in September, 1995 to be closer to her children. She resided at the Northwood Retirement Apartments from April, 1996, until she went to the Heritage Place on Dec. 21, 2006. She was a homemaker and enjoyed reading, writing letters, visiting with family and with her friends at the Northwood Retirement Apartments.
“Our mother was the sweetest, most kind person in the world. She was such a great listener and had a good sense of humor. She’s loved more than words can say and will be missed so very very much. ‘Mama’ was the most beautiful person in the world, humble, gentle, full of love, generous and with the cutest sense of humor. Everyone she met fell in love with her. It’s comforting to know that she is in heaven with Jesus. She will be deeply missed,” wrote the family.
Mrs. Curran was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice Curran, in 1999. She is survived by her sister, Dorothy Callahan of St. Petersburg, Fla.; son and daughter in-law, Frank and Terry Curran of Melrose, Mass.; daughter and son in-law, Kathy and Keith Karsten of Soldotna; daughter and son in-law, Maureen and Skip Collins of Gig Harbor, Wash.; son, Bob Curran of Soldotna; grandsons, Derek, Jeff, Mark and Ryan Curran of Melrose, Mass., Troy Karsten of Tennessee and Trevor Karsten of Minnesota, Jesse Hostetter in the Navy stationed in San Diego; granddaughters, Tammy Fann and Janine Thornton, both of Soldotna; great-granddaughters, Kaylee and Ashlee Fann, both of Soldotna.
Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.
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