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Judith "Judy" A. Curtin

Curtin, Judith Ann (Joyce) – Troy

Judith Curtin, formerly of Troy, NY and Harwich, MA, left this world on April 1, 2022. She was born on August 29, 1937 in Pittsfield, MA to Paul J. Joyce and Rita Jane (Frawley) Joyce.  Judy graduated as salutatorian from St. Joseph’s High School in Pittsfield. She then went on to graduate from St. Luke’s Nursing School, Pittsfield, MA.   

Judy married the love of her life, John E. Curtin in 1957, honeymooning on Cape Cod, where she and John returned yearly and bought a summer home in retirement.  She loved going out to eat at seafood restaurants, taking walks on the beach with John and her dog, Lady, and entertaining her extended family.   Judy started her life as a Navy bride, living in Newport, RI, Key West, FL, Nantucket, MA and Newfoundland, Canada before they settled in Troy, NY when John landed a job with New York State.  They raised six children, Mary K. (Kate) Curtin Malone (Bob) of Westford, MA, Susan M. Curtin (Peter Miller) of Wakefield, MA, John E. Curtin, Jr. (Kathleen) of East Greenbush, Robert B. Curtin (Laura) of Wynantskill, NY, Michael P. Curtin (Nancy) of Strafford, NH, and William D. Curtin (Suzanne) of Lumberton, NJ.  All the children were educated at Sacred Heart School and Catholic Central High School of Troy, NY.  Judy was active in her children’s education, volunteering at Sacred Heart School.

Judy was predeceased by her husband John, her grandson Brian R. Curtin, her brother Rev. James K. Joyce, and her sister-in-law Patricia Joyce. She is survived by her sister, Mrs. Martha Huggins (William) of Pittsfield, and three brothers, Joseph P. Joyce of Hatfield, PA., Philip F. Joyce (Michael Oatman) of Ellenton, FL. and Peter D. Joyce (Wendy) of Ellenton, FL. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Nana Judy loved her “babies” and was often the first to visit her grandchildren when they were born.  She was there to cook meals and help clean. She especially enjoyed spending time helping with the babies and their older siblings.  She loved helping her children’s families and was loved by her 21 grandchildren: Laura (Scott Sawyer), Susan, Theresa (Thomas Romano) and Patrick Malone; Francis, David, Timothy and Katie Miller; John (Andrea Underhill-Curtin), Jimmy, Matthew and Andrew Curtin; Colleen, Brian and Kevin Curtin (fiancée Lauren Venesy); Megan, Sarah (fiancé Nicholas Shuckrow) and Lauren Curtin; and Leah, Billy and Tommy Curtin.  She also loved her great grandchildren Alexander and Christopher Sawyer and Ryan Romano, and delighted in seeing the latest photos.

Visitation will be held at Sacred Heart Church, 310 Spring Avenue, Troy, 9:30- 10:15 AM, Friday April 8th followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM.

The Curtin family wishes to gratefully thank Ludder's Country Home of West Sand Lake for their love, care and compassion. They truly are doing God’s work.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to please consider donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17, (www.alz.org) Chicago, IL 60601 or Sacred Heart School Tuition Assistance Program, 310 Spring Avenue, Troy, NY 12180, or do an act of kindness for someone who is lonely or in need.

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To the Joyce and Curtin Families:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time sorrow.
With deepest respect and sympathy.
Bill & Debbie Jeffs

Bill Jeffs Apr 7 2022 12:13 AM

To the Curtin Family: Deepest sympathy for the loss of your mom. You are in our thoughts and prayers. I knew your dad for many years; we both worked at DOL and shared many pleasant times together. Your dad had great love for both your mom and for all your family!

Ellen and Bob Elie, Venice, Florida Apr 6 2022 3:56 PM

To the Curtain Family.
Lou and I are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your Mom. What a special lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time.
Peg and Lou Rosamilia

Peg Rosamilia Apr 6 2022 10:51 AM