, Salem, MA

April 26, 2013

Dorothy Marie Curran, 82

Salem, MA — Dorothy M. (Ahern) Curran, age 82, wife of Robert Curran, of Salem, died Friday evening April 19, 2013, in the Bertram House, Swampscott, following a lengthy illness.

Born in Lynn, the daughter of the late Henry and Marie (Gallagher) Ahern, she was raised and educated in Salem schools, graduating from Salem High School in the Class of 1948. Mrs. Curran was a supervisor of the New England Telephone Company on Norman Street, Salem, and retired as a supervisor.

An avid gardener, she is a former president of the Salem Garden Club.

In addition to her husband she is survived by a daughter, Lisa, of California, her brother, Henry Ahern, Jr., of Beverly, and a sister, Mary Ahern, of Salem.

She was predeceased by two daughters, Lori and Lacy.

ARRANGEMENTS: Private funeral arrangements have been made by the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St., Salem. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Salem Garden Club, c/o Diana LaMontagne, 17 Bayview Cir., Salem, MA, 01970. For online guest book or additional information, please call 978-744-0497, or visit