Elinor Lucy Curran
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Elinor Lucy Curran
  • December 14, 1926 - June 10, 2016
  • Massachusetts

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Elinor "Joy" Lucy (Gioiosa) Curran, age 89, passed away at home on June 10, 2016. She was the wife of the late James Joseph Curran.

Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Julia (Camioni) Gioiosa. Joy was a graduate of New Bedford High School Class of 1973 and worked at the Acushnet Company as a research and design technician for 37 years until her retirement.

Elinor enjoyed dancing on weekends with local dance groups, taking trips to Las Vegas, playing cards, bingo and going to barbeques.

Survivors include her daughter Laurie McCarrick and her husband Charles of Plymouth, MA, her son, Stephen Curran and his wife Susan of Dripping Springs, TX, a brother Ralph Gioiosa and his wife Delores of Fairhaven, a sister Cecilia LeClaire of Fairhaven, four grandchildren, Jennifer Macomber and Jason Macomber and his wife Katie of MA, Emily Curran and Michelle Curran both of TX, a great grandson Christopher Macomber of MA and a great granddaughter, Riley Macomber of MA, and many nieces and nephews.

Her visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 from 4-7pm at Waring Sullivan at Fairlawn, 180 Washington Street, Fairhaven, MA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday at 10am at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford, MA. (Everyone is invited to meet directly at the church). Burial in Riverside Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made in her honor to St Jude Children's Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908 or at www.stjude.org.

For tributes and directions: www.waring-sullivan.com.