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Margaret Mary

Margaret Mary "Peg" Curran

Tuesday, June 4th, 1918 Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

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Obituary for Margaret Mary "Peg" Curran

Mary Margaret “Peg” Curran, ,101, of Spring Lake Heights, passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at home.
Mrs. Curran (nee O’Leary) was born in Newburgh, N.Y. She lived in Elizabeth, as well as in Lavallette, before moving to Spring Lake Heights 6 years ago. She taught at Christopher Columbus School #15, in Elizabeth, for 23 years, where she earned the Governor’s Teacher Recognition Award in 1987, as well as at St. Genevieve School. She was the Chairman of the Ocean County Chapter of the Right to Life Association, as well as a member of the Rosary Society and Third Order Carmelites at St. Catharine Church, Spring Lake.
Mrs. Curran was predeceased by her beloved husband John “Jack” Curran, in 2000, as well as by her brothers, Dr. Arthur O’Leary and Daniel O’Leary. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Margaret and Paul Chaput, of Chatham, John and Ellen Curran, of Sea Girt, Kathy and John Murphy, of Elizabeth, and Daniel and Jackie Curran, of Narrowsburg, N.Y. Also surviving are Mrs. Curran’s 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will take place at O’Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy. 35, Wall, on Saturday, June 8, 2019, from 8:30-10 AM. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Catharine Church, Spring Lake, on Saturday at 10:30 AM. Interment will take place privately. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mrs. Curran’s memory may be made to Right to Life, Ocean County Chapter.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 8th, 2019 | 8:30am - 10:00am
    O'Brien Funeral Home - Wall
    2028 NJ-35
    WALL, NJ
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    Saturday, June 8th, 2019
    8:30am - 10:00am
  • Service

    Saturday, June 8th, 2019 | 10:30am
    St. Catharine's Church
    215 Essex Avenue
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    Saturday, June 8th, 2019
    Fr. Kevin Ashe
  • Interment

    Private Burial
    -------, NJ

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Matt Kachmar

I know I’m late but thank you for providing an avenue for some wonderful memories. Enjoying the beach at your house and teaching us (my brothers and sisters) how to make rosaries will always hold a special place in my childhood memories. Rest In Peace Mrs. Curran, I’ll miss you.
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John E Mulholland

To the family,
I am so happy I was able to know “Peg”. My prayers are with all of you.
Love Ellen Mulholland Brown
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John E Mulholland

“Peg” and my wife Mary Ellen were great pro-life activist. They protested and participated in Operation Rescue, and prayer vigils in the battle for the protection of the unborn and pregnant woman. Working together to elect pro-life legislators while educating others.
She was a wonderful friend who shared the beach with our family. So happy I was able to celebrate your 100th birthday with you a year ago.
Give Mary Ellen a hug.
God Bless you “ Peg”. Enjoy your heavenly reward.
John E Mulholland
Comment | Posted at 09:48am via Condolence

Marybeth Kachmar

Thank you Peg for your support and defense for us during a serious time. Your love for Our Blessed Mother and Jesus was a beautiful example, especially for our growing children. Rest in peace dear friend. Matthew & Marybeth Kachmar (Matt,Grace,Maria,Anthony & Christopher)
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With deepest sympathy, Thanks for all the memories
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