Barbara A. “Babs” Curran

December 30, 2019

Barbara A. “Babs” Curran

Barbara A. Curran – of New Bloomfield, PA, formally of Woburn, December 30th. Beloved daughter of the late Albert and Barbara (Bucci) Curran. Cherished sister of Albert Curran, his wife Linda of Concord, Cheryl Curran, her wife Pam Courtleigh of Rockport, Thomas Curran, his wife Kelly of Gloucester and Michael Curran, his wife Patricia of Bradford. Loving aunt of Christopher and Evan Curran, Chelsea Verrington, Nora, Logan, James and Tyler Curran. Dear friend of Annette Mullen and Deb Strawser. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn on Monday, January 6th at 11 a.m. Burial will take place at the convenience of the family. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling Hours, Monday morning from 9 -10:30 in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, MA, prior to the Mass. Remembrances may be made in Barbara’s memory to the Duncannon Senior Citizens Center 550 New Bloomfield Road Duncannon, PA 17020.

Barbara A. “Babs” Curran – of New Bloomfield, PA, formally of Woburn, died peacefully, December 30th, at her home in Rockport.

Born and educated in Woburn, Babs was the beloved daughter of the late Albert and Barbara (Bucci) Curran. After graduating from Woburn High School, Babs attended Shepard-Gill School of Nursing where she received her LPN. In later years, she completed her Bachelor’s degree in nursing from Salem State College.

For over 30 years, Babs worked as a nurse at Mass General Hospital. It was there she impacted so many lives and made lasting friendships. She was a mentor to many .

After retiring, in 1998, Babs moved to New Bloomfield, PA, where she and Annette started a sheep farm and loved being surrounded by nature and animals. While there, she opened several Curves for Women , and one still remains, now named “All About You Fitness”. Babs was an inspiration to many and easily created community around her.

Babs was a talented woman and loved to craft and garden. She worked hard to make her hilltop gardens a thing of beauty.

She was a member of various quilting guilds and also enjoyed sewing, knitting and crocheting.  She enjoyed her work as a member of the board at Duncannon Senior Citizens Center. 

In 2012, Babs was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer. She did not let the diagnosis shake her and was determined to live her life to the fullest. She purchased a condo on the ocean in Rockport and spent her final weeks and months near  family, enjoying the sounds of the ocean.

Babs is survived and will be deeply missed by her siblings, Albert Curran, his wife Linda of Concord, Cheryl Curran, her wife Pam Courtleigh of Rockport, Thomas Curran, his wife Kelly of Gloucester and Michael Curran, his wife Patricia of Bradford. Loving aunt of Christopher and Evan Curran, Chelsea Verrington, Nora, Logan, James and Tyler Curran. By her dear friends, Annette Mullen and Deb Strawser as well as her second family in Pennsylvania. 

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn on Monday, January 6th at 11 a.m. Burial will take place at the convenience of the family. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling Hours, Monday morning from 9 -10:30 in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, MA, prior to the Mass. Remembrances may be made in Barbara’s memory to the Duncannon Senior Citizens Center 550 New Bloomfield Road Duncannon, PA 17020.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn on Monday, January 6th at 11 a.m. Burial will take place at the convenience of the family. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling Hours, Monday morning from 9 -10:30 in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, MA, prior to the Mass. Remembrances may be made in Barbara’s memory to the Duncannon Senior Citizens Center 550 New Bloomfield Road Duncannon, PA 17020.

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  1. So sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing. My condolences to all the family.
    Maureen McGann

  2. Catherine Chang

    So sorry for your loss Michael and family. Babs sounds like such an inspirational person. I remember hearing about her from you on many occasions and know how much she was loved. Our hearts and our prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    With love,
    GM and Catherine Chang

  3. Sonja Valentine

    “Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it’s become a memory.”
    My deepest condolences to the Curran Family. The love and devotion Babs shared with her siblings and her nieces and nephews will forever be my memory of her. RIP Babs

    Sonja Valentine

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