Evelyn C.'s Story
Evelyn (Cronin) Curry, 95, of Haverhill, daughter of Phillip Francis and Marion (Norton) Cronin Foisy, died July 29 at Penacook Place under Merrimack Valley Hospice care.
Evelyn was born in South Berwick, Maine and grew up in Haverhill. She graduated from Haverhill High School with the class of 1939.
She married John “Buzzy” Curry and they had two sons, John Norton and Philip Francis Curry.
Evelyn worked as a telephone operator at New England Telephone Company in Haverhill and Western Electric.
After relocating to Portsmouth, N.H., she continued to work as a civilian telephone operator at two military bases. She was employed at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for a short time, followed by more than 35 years at Pease Air Force Base, retiring as Chief Operator.
Evelyn returned to Haverhill in the early 90s as a caretaker of her uncle, D. Harold Cronin.
She had been in declining health recently and had several rehabs at Penacook Place. She had nearly four months of near-independent living at home this year, with her two sons travelling from the west coast alternating assistance.
A recent severe health setback led to the need for hospice care.
She enjoyed music, dancing, cats, dogs horses theater and most of all flower gardening.
Evelyn is survived by her sister, Marion F. Cronin RN., of Haverhill, her two sons, John N. Curry of Washington and Philip F. Curry of Oregon, three grandchildren, Sarah C. White, Brian and Kevin Curry of Washington, seven great-grandchildren and several cousins.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her visitation on Friday, August 4, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the H.L. Farmer and Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill. Her Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will follow the visitation at 11:30 a.m. at St. James Church, 185 Winter St., Haverhill. Interment will be in Linwood Cemetery.
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Published on  August 3, 2017