Obituary of Mary Lou Curtin
Mary had a fun and crazy personality and was often referred to as “Lucy” from I Love Lucy, as she said and did many funny things and did not realize it. She also was a little naïve, but a very caring and all-around wonderful person. Mary always looked for the best in everyone and tried to help them fix any problems they had. Mary would give you the shirt off her back…literally.
Mary was devoted to her late husband Frank and they raised three wonderful children, Eileen, Frankie and Amy. If she couldn’t give you the shirt off her back, she would often lend out the shirts of her daughters, volunteering their time to help others out. Mary and Francis also had six wonderful grandchildren and loved spending time with them. Their grandson James passed away, so Mary is enjoying her reunion with them both. Mary had many hobbies. She loved to go to the casino and play the slots. When it would be time to leave, she would suddenly disappear and not answer her phone. She loved animals and recently rescued a puppy and talked her daughter Eileen into taking two more home as well. On Sundays she would watch TMC movies over and over. Mary loved to sing Karaoke, even before it was called Karaoke! She pretty much invented it. At live shows when the band was done playing, Mary would run up and grab the mic and start singing, mostly off-tune and would clear the room. Her favorite song to sing was “Help Me Make it Through The Night,” an old country song by Sammie Smith. Mary loved to go to see plays and movies but often fell asleep. She also would tell everyone she loved being old as it gave her an excuse to say whatever she wanted. Mary had what they call an “Irish whisper,” so saying inappropriate things at her level whisper meant that everyone could usually still hear her. When Mary’s daughter Amy was in labor in Wisconsin, she was so nervous she didn’t know what to do. So, Mary being her caring and crazy self, went to Amy’s house, baked a ham, made shrimp salad and set up a buffet in the labor and delivery room, then went to each room and invited folks out for some food. She was always thinking about how she could care for and help someone else. Mary’s crazy fun-loving personality will be dearly missed by her family, friends and loved ones.
Curtin, Mary Louise of Buffalo, NY on May 8, 2019. Devoted wife of the late Francis G. Curtin; Beloved mother of Eileen Sullivan, Francis (Michele) Curtin Jr. and Amy (Mark) Maslek; Loving Grandmother of Caitlin, Jamie (Marisa), Marina, the late James, Andrew, and Ryan; Cherished Sister of James (Ann) Beers, Eileen Russell, and Jean Beers; Best Fur (Grand) Mom to Sadie, Sammie, and Baby; Treasured aunt to many nieces and nephews who she adored. Friends will be received SATURDAY, May 11 4-9 at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC (same as Curtin Funeral Home) 1340 Union Rd. West Seneca, NY 14224 716-674-5776. A Mass will be held MONDAY, May 13 9:30 am at St. Ambrose Church 65 Ridgewood Rd. Buffalo, NY 14220. Assemble at church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Buffalo. Online condolences at www.LakesideFuneralHome.com.