Maureen  Curry


4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, February 8, 2024
Hoyt Funeral Home
199 Main St
New Canaan, Connecticut, United States

Funeral Mass

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday, February 9, 2024
St Aloysius Church
21 Cherry Street
New Canaan, Connecticut, United States

Obituary of Maureen Cohalan Curry

September 27, 1932-February 1, 2024

Maureen Cohalan Curry passed away peacefully on February 1, 2024  at her home in Bristol, RI.  She was 91 years old. At the time of her passing she was a patient of the Visiting Nurse Home and Hospice of Rhode Island. The care her team provided was exceptional and her family is so grateful.

Maureen was born and raised in New York City.  She was the eldest daughter of  Conn and Margaret Dittmar Cohalan. She and her husband Philip J Curry Jr. moved to New Canaan in 1961 and raised a large and boisterous family in a big red barn on Ponus Ridge. The family home was always full of friends, family and many pets including Conrad and Pony Boy.   She proudly  remained a New Yorker in spirit despite her time living in the “country”.

Maureen graduated from Kenwood, Convent of the Sacred Heart in Albany, NY. She graduated from Newton College of the Sacred Heart (now Boston College) in Newton MA in 1954.

She worked for American Express Travel in New York City after college.   Before boarding a ship to Europe for a trip  Maureen was asked to deliver a package by a family friend to Phil Curry who would be in Rome at the same time.  They met up at the Sistine Chapel and their love story began. They were engaged in 1956.

Many more deliveries were to come.  The Curry’s had eight children.  She is survived by her sons Michael (Donna) of Newport RI, Christopher (Nancy) of Orlando, FL, Sean (Sarah) of Winnetka, IL , Edward (Amity) of Fairfield, CT , David (Kate) of Wayne,  PA,  her daughter Margaret Reeves Curry of Bristol RI and her daughter in law Amy Waugh Curry. She was blessed with eighteen grandchildren. Maureen was pre-deceased by her husband Phil, her sons Philip J Curry III ,  Conn Michael Curry, her sister Derval Brown and favorite cousin Tyrell Connor. 

Maureen was a long-time parishioner of St. Aloysius Catholic Church in New Canaan. She loved assisting in the mass as a Eucharistic Minister. She volunteered at Norwalk Hospital while raising her family and was very active at St Aloysius School. She was a member of the Junior League of Stamford-Norwalk. She belonged to the Garden Clubs of New Canaan and Bristol RI and she and Phil were  members of Woodway Country Club and the New Canaan Winter Club for many years. Maureen truly enjoyed working at Brinsmaids Fine Jewelry on Elm Street.

Maureen moved to Bristol RI with her husband in 1997.   She reveled in the view of the Mount Hope and Newport bridges and kept a close eye on the activity in the bay.  She lived for 27 years in Bristol and made great friends from all walks of life.   Her curiosity and interest in people were one of her biggest strengths.  Her lifelong friendships were very important to her and her ability to make new friends carried her to the end of her life.

Hope Street in Bristol became the center of her expansive family.  Her grandchildren loved visiting Momo and seeing their cousins anytime they could get together. She was always up for a trip to visit family and spent too many hours to count at ice rinks and lacrosse fields. She endeavored to attend every grandchild’s baptism and important life events. In 2022 she took a family trip to Ireland to celebrate her 90th birthday. That trip culminated in a visit to the town of Glandore in County Cork.

Her faith and family were the foundation of her entire existence, and she was able to lead her family through life’s up and downs because of her strong belief in God. She was surrounded by love her entire life and will be lifted by her family with love and prayers in perpetuity .

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, February 8, at Hoyts Funeral Home, in New Canaan, from 4:00-7:00 p.m.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, February 9, 11:00 a.m. at Saint Aloysius Church in New Canaan.

 In lieu of flowers the family would welcome any gifts to the Visiting Nurse Home and Hospice of Rhode Island:

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