Gertrude Marie Curran, 89, of Canton passed away on Friday, August 10, 2018. She was born May 27, 1929 in Canton, Ohio to the late Norman F. and Anna M Wilhelm.
Gert graduated from Mt. Marie Academy and Mercy Hospital School of Nursing.
She retired from The Pines Nursing Center (Twin M Center) as Director of Nursing / Social Service Director.
Gert was a member of the Mercy Hospital Alumni Association, YMCA Silver Sneakers, Ohio Right to Life, St. Joseph's Rosary Altar Association and was a volunteer for the Shephard's Table and Salvation Army food programs.
She enjoyed traveling with friends and family, sewing (grandma blankets), crocheting, cooking, reading and especially time spent with family gatherings that celebrated life.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, James L. Curran; brothers, Howard (Eileen) Wilhelm, Raymond Wilhelm (killed in WWII and recipient of the Purple Heart); sister, Marilyn (Bernard) Laubacher and son-in-law, Mark Bonchu Sr.
Gert is survived by her five sons, John (Carla), Jim (Kitty), Michael, Bill (Tracy) and Kevin (Stacy) Curran; three daughters, Kathy (Bill) Karam, Patsy (Joe) Lamancusa and Peggi (Vic) Johnson; 24 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.
The family would like to extend a heart felt thank you to the staff at Bethany Care Center and Crossroads Hospice for all of their love and support extended to Gert and her family.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Reed Funeral Home North Canton Chapel, 801 Pittsburg Ave. NW North Canton, Ohio 44720 from 2pm to 4pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 11am at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 3430 St. Michaels Blvd. NW Canton, Ohio 44718 with Rev. Fr. Don King celebrant. In honoring Gertrude's wishes she will be cremated after Mass and inurnment will take place in Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to Catholic Charities or Akron/ Canton Food Bank
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