Obituary: Mary Edna Curtis, 89, of Milford

Mary Edna Curtis, age 89, of Milford, beloved wife to the late Ralph E. Curtis, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, March 15, 2015.
Mary was born on May 5, 1925 in Bridgeport and was the daughter of the late Richard and Edna Drew.
Mary was a graduate of Warren Harding HS, Class of 1943. Following graduation, she worked at the office of the Burritt Lumber Company in Bridgeport, where she met her future husband.
Ralph and Mary were married on October 16, 1948. Mary was a happy homemaker and mother for 48 years. She was blessed with two daughters and a son. Mary was an enthusiastic member of her community and church.
After raising her children, she became a dedicated and loving crossing guard and lunch aide at Calf Pen Meadow Elementary School in Milford for more than 30 years. One of the greatest joys in her life was spending time with her four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Mary was a kindhearted and generous sister, aunt and friend to all who were blessed to know her.
Mary is survived by her daughter, Patricia Arick, her son Richard Curtis (Barbara) and her daughter, Jane Curtis. She is also survived by her sisters, Carol DelVecchio (Daniel) and Jacqueline Smith (William). Additionally by her grandchildren; Tara Knudsen (Ole), Daniel Curtis, Ashley Babcock (Frank), and Rebecca Chappell (Dan). Finally, Mary is survived by her great grandchildren; Liberty, Drew, Nathan, Arick and Natalie, and numerous nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her sisters, Shirley Zinn and Jane Zinn. Mary was a bright light in countless lives and will be dearly missed by all.
A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, March 19th at 10:30 am at the Grace Baptist Church, 400 Burnt Plains Rd., Milford, CT 06460. Interment to follow at King’s Highway Cemetery. Friends and family may call from 5 to 8 pm on Wednesday, March 18th at the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad Street, Milford, CT.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl. Memphis, TN 38105.
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