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“To Cousins Rita, Ken, and Mike, my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your loving mother.I have many wonderful memories of your mom and dad.They...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Dick Maniace - Family

“To the Curtin family: My deepest sympathy for the you loss. Mrs. Curtins son, Joe, went to Saint Michael's college with me and Mr, and Mrs. Curtin...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Arthur Kohler - Hooksett, NH

“Nana was a wonderful person: strong, independent, kind, friendly and loving... with a great laugh and a great sense of humor. She will be remembered...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Brian Curtin

“We were very lucky to have such a wonderful grandmother in our lives. So many good memories. You will be forever missed but never forgotten. We love...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Beth, Dave & Josh Curry - NH

“Your light is a pathway to eternal peace. ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Janicr Mackin Tangney - Worcester, MA

“We loved spending time with our Nana.We will miss your love and guidance.Rest In Peace.The Curtins of Pennsylvania ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Joseph Curtin - PA - Grandchild

“To the Curtin Family, I am so sorry to hear of your moms passing....she was such a lovely lady....I remember all the good times from Mayall road. ...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Mary ann Mcgovern (Russo) - MA

“Rita and family,My deepest sympathy to you all. May you remember the happy times spent together.My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Dottie Krusz - Norton, MA

“May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“Rita, Ken, Michael and Families,Our sincere sympathy to you all on the loss of your beloved mother.She was a lovely lady - always happy and always...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Ann Citrano - Canton, MA

“To all the Curtin's, my deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother and grandmother. You will be in my prayers this week. I remember Rita and her...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Stella Silverman - East Falmouth, MA

“I was honored to have such a wonderful grandmother. Rest in Peace Nana love John. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: John Wall - norton, MA

Norton - Mrs. Rita A. (Walsh) Curtin, of Norton, formerly of Waltham, died Friday, July 12, 2019 at Wingate at Norton. She was 98.

Rita was the beloved wife of the late Joseph F. Curtin.

She was born in Waltham on October 7, 1920, a daughter of the late William J. and Catherine C. (Robichaud) Walsh, and had been a lifelong resident before moving to Norton ten years ago. Rita was a 1938 graduate of Saint Mary's High School in Waltham where she made many lifelong friends. Her life centered around her family and her faith.

Rita had been a member of the North Waltham and the Southside senior citizens organizations and for years she volunteered at the Waltham Council on Aging. When she lived at 'The Mill' she also volunteered long hours at the reception desk. She had also been a member of Saint Jude's Ladies Sodality.

She leaves her children, Rita A. Wall (late John) of Norton, Kenneth F. Curtin (Kathy) of Hopedale, Michael J. Curtin (Jean) of Hopkinton; eighteen grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Rita was also the mother of the late Joseph M. (Amy of Saratoga Springs, NY) and James H. Curtin and sister of the late William J., John A. and David I. Walsh, Catherine A. Champion and Lillias Raymond.

Family and friends will honor and remember Rita's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Thursday, July 18th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Friday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Jude Church, 147 Main Street, Waltham where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.

Memorial donations may be made to the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, 243 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114 or to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.