Margaret B. Curtis
Margaret B. Curtis
PROCTOR — Margaret Bresnehan Curtis, 85, of Proctor, passed away unexpectedly Friday, December 21, 2012 at Rutland Regional Medical Center surrounded by the thoughts and presence of her family.
She was born in Proctor, January 11, 1927, the daughter of Paul J. and Mary (McDonough) Bresnehan.
Margaret was a graduate of Mt. Saint Joseph Academy and Boston University School of Music.
On August 5, 1950 she married John H. Curtis at St. Dominic’s Church in Proctor.
Margaret was a music teacher in Goshen, New York, Barstow Elementary School and for many years at Rutland Town School, retiring in 1992. She also taught many local area children piano lessons from the comforts of her own home.
One of her deepest loves was following in her mother’s footsteps as the organist and choir director at St. Dominic’s Church in Proctor, a devotion she cherished for over 40 years. She also accompanied the Christ the King Church choir in Rutland. She was a member of St. Dominic’s Church and the Catholic Daughters Court St. Rose.
Surviving are her son Timothy Curtis and his wife Sylvia of Rutland; five daughters, Maureen Dobart of Proctor, Anne Ladabouche and her husband Norman of Rutland Town, Mary Perkins and her husband William of Proctor, Margaret Young and her husband Mark of Colonie, NY and Jeanne Pease and her husband Edward of Epping, NH. Her grandchildren, Michele Martin, Kelly Liscinsky, Jennifer, Joshua and Matthew Dobart, Amy Simonds, Jeffrey and Eric Ladabouche, Brian & Justin Perkins, Brendan Young and Morgan Pease; eight great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her sister Charlotte Erkson and her husband David of Burlington and a brother John Bresnehan and his wife Betsy of Natick, MA.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband John H. Curtis, by her sister Mary O’Rourke and husband John of Burlington and her brother Msgr. Paul Bresnehan, a son-in-law Roger Dobart and a grandson, Mark Allen Young.
Margaret’s greatest joys were spending time with her children and grandchildren singing around the piano and playing games and doing puzzles.
Visiting hours will be held Thursday, December 27, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Clifford Funeral Home in Rutland.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Dominic’s Church in Proctor with a reception in the church hall.
Contributions may be made to St. Dominic’s Church or to a charity of one’s choice c/o Clifford Funeral Home, 2 Washington St. Rutland, VT 05701.