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Curley, Ann L.

Curley, Ann was born January 7th, 1931 in Boston, MA and passed away July 29th, 2019 in Santa Ana, CA.

She was preceded in death by her husband and true love, James Michael Curley (1999).

She is survived by her five children and ten grandchildren - Marian and Jim Nanry, their children Brian and Colleen; Dennis and Christina Curley, and their children Tyler and Connor; Therese and Dave Hogue, and daughter Sarah. Ann and Tom Frazier, their children Annie, Nora and Margaret Mary; Patrick and Phyllis Curley, their children Sean and Casey.

A vigil will be held Thursday August 1st at 7pm at Heart of Jesus Retreat Center and her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday August 2nd at 2pm at Holy Family Cathedral.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Heart of Jesus Retreat Center where Ann lovingly volunteered for over 40 years or to your preferred charity.

Ann Curley lived a life of pure and joyous love. Her faith, enthusiasm, hospitality radiated throughout all who knew her. As a proud Bostonian, her migration to California brought with her homes brimming with vocal love with all of her children, their friends, their friends of friends, the east coast families, and the sisters and cousins and brothers of everyone involved, all found their way on the long journey west to have their hearts find rest in a comfortable and familiar place. Walking in the door immediately made you family, and it always remained so.

When you were with her, in her presence, you were the only person in the room, the only person in the universe. Her prayers were constant and sweet, to be heard and repeated over an incredibly full lifetime. Finding the good in the bad, the beautiful in the less than and the grace in absolutely every moment ~ Ann had a profound impact on each person she came into contact with. These feelings of pure love were always passed around to each person and anyone who surrounded them.

Her life was always a celebration. Every minute a blessing, each person a gift. Time would stop during a visit, and she was able to take all of your problems away. Each conversation was blessed with laughter, honesty and love. She didn’t just see the bright side, she was the bright side. From her children to her mailman, she invited everyone she met to live on this bright side with her, no matter how short the visit would be, the invitation was enduring.

She knew you. She prayed for you. She loved you.

God bless you and the Boston Red Sox.