NEWPORT - Dorene (Burke) Curry, 78, died unexpectedly at her home in Newport. She was born in Plymouth, June 1, 1935, the daughter of Joseph F. and Lillian (Holbrook) Burke.
She was a graduate of Newport High School and also a graduate of Husson College in Bangor. Dorene married Dudley T. Curry in Newport, Sept 14, 1957. They were married for 48 years. He predeceased her on July 5, 2005. Dorene was employed as a medical secretary for Dr. Charles and Dr. Sarah Simpson in Carmel for many years. She was also employed as the manager of Popeye's Chicken in Newport for several years. Dorene's passion was her family especially her three boys and their families. She enjoyed gardening and camping with her family. She was a member of Nokomis Chapter Order of the Eastern Star in Newport. She was a volunteer worker for Meals for Me in Newport for many years. She was a former member of Newport Fire Dept Ladies auxiliary. She was an active member of Newport High School Alumni Association, serving on the Scholarship Committee for many years. She was an avid Red Sox fan and always liked watching especially when her favorite player Jason V. was playing.
Dorene is survived by her three sons, Robert and Mary Curry of Etna, Michael Curry and his partner, Denise Johnston of Newport, Terry and Gail Curry of Plymouth; five grandchildren, Ryan, Nichole, Kya, Ethan, and Seth; two great-grandchildren, Brooklyn and Braeden. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Dudley, one sister, Velma, three brothers, Clifton, Darrell and Harland.
Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center, 34 High St., Newport. Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, May 1, at Brown Funeral Home with Rev. Terry McKinley officiating. Internment will be private at Sawyer Cemetery, Plymouth. To sign an online guest book and leave written tributes please visit: www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com