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“Peter, and family, I was so sad to hear of your loss, Marilyn was such a wonderful sister in law, always had a welcomeing smile and great...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Dale Mundo - Wolfeboro, NH

“Aunt Marilyn was certainly a favorite for many of us. She always had a smile and a kind word. I think of her lovely mom and Sugar and Spice Bakery....Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“To the Curran family, I have very fond memories of growing up and often hanging at your home. I felt welcome and spent many an hour playing with the...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Roy MOORE - Melrose, MA

“Rest In Peace Marilyn ; You were the best ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: - Melrose, MA

“Dear, Uncle Peter, Peter, Ellen, Michael, Joe, and Steve, I am flying into Boston from San Francisco on Sunday and plan to be at Marilyn's funeral on...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Lynn Merz - Half Moon Bay, CA

“Mary Ellen and family, we are terribly sorry to hear of your loss. Marilyn was such a vivacious soul, who always had a smile on her face. I have...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Debbie, Jerry and Dottie Collins - MA

“This women was one of the best anyone could know. She was my aunt and she smiled every day of the week just like my grandmother. I was very lucky to...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: John Ayers Jr. - Laconia, NH

“Oh Marilyn....my heart aches to know that you have past on. For many years you were my 'other Mother'....I was always @ home in your home. It didn't...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Jack Rahilly - Lynn, MA - Family

“Mr. Curran, Peter, Ellen, Mike, Joe and Steve sorry to hear about your wife and mother. I have many great memories of growing up with all of you and...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Peter Lawhorne - Melrose, MA

“I am a church friend of Steve Curran. I just want to express my deepest sympathy to you Steve and your family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Mary Shea - Saugus, MA - Friend

“Looks Like Beaver Lake .. such memories , her smile would lite up a room . and warm a little boys heart ... Hi-Yo Joseph , Hi-Yo Stephen , Peter...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: phillip batten - merrimack, NH

“Mike, Joe, Steve and family, so sorry for the loss of your mother. My childhood memories are filled with trips to the drive-in, Red Sox games and the...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: john Batten - Dracut, MA


Marilyn D. (McCann) Curran, of Melrose, died peacefully on July 11, 2017 at the age of 87. Marilyn was born in Melrose on June 14, 1930 to Norman & Mary (McCarthy) McCann. She was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School in 1948, and went on to earn an Associate's Degree from Mt Ida College in 1950. Marilyn married Peter Curran and they raised their five children in Melrose. She was a parishioner of St. Mary's Church in Melrose and was a lifelong Catholic and a true believer in Jesus Christ. After her children had grown she started a job as the Activity Director for the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home, and continued to work there for 25 years. She loved working there and felt as though she found her calling. Marilyn had a very giving spirit and spent much of her spare time volunteering. She served as the Den Mother for the Cub Scouts, Treasurer for the Melrose Little League and was President of the Melrose Mental Health Association. Marilyn was also an avid tennis player and had a passion for Boston sports. She enjoyed traveling to Washington D.C., Canada, and the beach. In addition, Marilyn had a love for music & animals. She had a great sense of humor and she loved to laugh. Most importantly, Marilyn loved her family above all else. She was at her happiest when she was surrounded by her loving family. Marilyn was the beloved wife of Peter V. Curran of Melrose. Loving mother of Peter C. Curran & his wife Ashley of Boston, Mary Ellen Tripp & her husband Scott of Windham, ME, Michael G. Curran of Melrose, Joseph F. Curran & his wife Damie of Merrimac, MA, and Stephen W. Curran of Melrose. Cherished grandmother of Richard, Christine, Sydney, Joseph, John, Amanda and Damien. Proud great-grandmother of Camryn, Gianna, Chatham, Gabriella, Mason, and Caleb. Caring sister of the late Mary Ellen Merz, Barbara Ayers, and Marjorie Byrne. Also survived by many nieces & nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary's Church, 9 Herbert St., Melrose, on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 10:30 AM. Interment to follow the Mass at Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.