Hope's Story

BELFAST - Hope passed away on March 17,2016 due to severe injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. She was the loving daughter of George and Edna Currier and wife of Philip Cunningham (2013). Mother of Catherine Reno (Leonard), Gregory, Robert (Louise), and Julie Cyr (Joseph) and daughter-in-law Pamela Cunningham. She was predeceased by sons Stephen, Anthony, Peter, George, and sister Faye. She was the sister of George and Jim Currier.

Hope graduated from Bangor High School in 1950 and married Phil in 1951. Phil and Hope enjoyed 63 years of marriage together, 21 years of which were spent traveling the U.S. in the Air Force. Later, after Phil retired from EMMC, they traveled the U.S. in their motor home.

Hope enjoyed a wonderful life. She was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW, where she held several positions in her younger years. Hope was a Cub Scout den mother, longtime Girl Scout leader, and active member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Belfast Maine. Her hobbies included bingo, knitting, crocheting, baking, and ceramics.

In addition to her 4 remaining children, she leaves her grandchildren Joshua, Robert, Jessica, Corey, Kasey, Luke, Catherine, Jacob and Henry as well as two great granddaughters, Harper and Savannah.

Friends and family are invited to a memorial gathering on Friday April 1, 2016 from 4-6 pm at Riposta Funeral Home 182 Waldo Ave. Belfast, ME. A memorial mass will be held at 10 am on Saturday April 2, 2016 at St. Francis of Assisi Church 81 Court St. Belfast, ME. The interment will be held privately at Maine Veterans Cemetery Augusta, ME. Those who wish may make memorial contributions in her memory to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or a charity of ones choice. Memories and condolences may be offered to the family at www.ripostafh.com
Published in Bangor Daily News
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