Doris "Ducky" Curran

  • Born: February 5, 1931
  • Died: March 24, 2019
  • Location: Newtown Square, Pennsylvania

Kish Funeral Home

2811 West Chester Pike
Broomall, PA 19008

Tel. (610) 359-1111

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great-grandmother


Doris J. (nee Carlin), 88 Newtown Square, PA passed away peacefully at home on March 24, 2019. She was the beloved wife of Thomas A. (Tom), who preceded her in death in 2010. Doris was born on February 5, 1931 in Clifton Heights, PA to Joseph J. Carlin and Dorothy L. (nee King) (both deceased). She was also predeceased by her sisters, Dorothy Hurst, Jean and her brother Joseph.

Doris is survived by her four sons, Thomas Jr. (Ann), Joseph (Kathleen), Philip ( Rosemary), and John (Suzanne). Loving grandmother of Amanda (Timothy) Meloney, Sean, Alex (Matt), Michael (Kyle), Katharine (Josh) Bacon, Zachary (Karen), Francis, Lauren and Andrew; great-grandmother of Payton, Teague, and Cormac Meloney, Margo and Harriet Curran.

Doris Curran (known affectionately to her friends as "Ducky"), lived a wonderful life, centered around her family. After graduating from Notre Dame High School in Moylan, PA, she went on to complete her undergraduate degree at Immaculata College. After marrying Tom in 1956, the couple raised four rather challenging sons, and Ducky devoted her early married life to her growing family. She then completed the challenge of earning her Master's Degree in Library Science from Villanova University, followed by a rewarding career as an elementary school librarian in the area. After retirement Ducky and Tom spent many winters in Doral, FL. She had a special place in her heart for Georgia, VT, where the Curran family spent countless summer vacations, staring out at "Ducky's Island" on Lake Champlain. Family and friends will always remember Ducky floating peacefully on a lake in a tire tube. To the end Ducky delighted in hosting family gatherings and providing support and assistance to her friends and family.

The family will greet friends on Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 starting at
9:30-10:15 AM ALL IN CHURCH, followed by Mass at 10:30AM at St. Charles Borromeo, Burmont Road and Dennison Ave, Drexel Hill, PA 19026. Inurnment in the adjoining Church Cemetery will immediately follow the services.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be given to a charity of the donor's choice.


Condolence & Memory Journal

From the day Gary and I first met her, we knew Doris would be a wonderful neighbor and soon friend. Gary, Jenny and Chip and I (and, yes, even our pup, Bark!) were all such fans of hers, enjoying her fun-loving spirit and friendly way. Our too infrequent visits, be it in person or by phone, were always chock full of stories ~ she loved sharing them and Ill forever miss her storytelling. She would quite often back up those stories with a picture or two in tow of a loved one or an acquaintance that she and Gary both knew from back in the day. She was so very proud of her family and had a way of making you feel like one of them. I will always feel that dear little ladys absence but she holds a special place in my heart.

Posted by Linda Dauberman - Newtown Square, PA - neighbor   April 16, 2019

To The family
So sorry for your loss. Ducky will be greatly missed by all. I myself have wonderful memories of the amazing lady, we had so much fun & laughter over the summers in BCL. May Ducky RIP! She is in Heaven

Posted by Carol Huggett - Friend   April 08, 2019


Sorry for your great loss,may the words at
1 THESSALONIANS 4:14 comfort your hearts knowing that there is a hope for our loved ones loss in death.


Posted by A friend   March 31, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. May you be comforted by the words at Jeremiah 29: 11.

Posted by A friend   March 31, 2019

We are very sorry for your loss. We pray in your behalf, and we offer the hope of seeing our loved ones on a Paradise earth. Psm 37:29

Posted by A friend   March 31, 2019

Condolences in the passing of this beautiful woman who was well loved and admired. We will miss spending time with her at the lake with a drink or wine in hand.

Posted by Ken and Linda Farrington - JIM Thorpe, PA - Friend   March 29, 2019

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