In Loving Memory of Edith L. Curran

September 18, 1925
Maplewood, NJ
January 13, 2020
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Spear-Miller Funeral Home


39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT 06824

Thursday, January 30, 2020 3-6 p.m.


Family Gathering


Mercy Learning Center

637 Park Avenue,
CT 06604 (

Edith L. Curran

Edith (“Eadie”) L. Curran, age 94, of Fairfield, beloved wife of the late John R. Curran, passed away peacefully Monday, January 13, 2020 at Saint Vincent’s Medical Center. Born and raised in Maplewood NJ, Edith was a Fairfield resident for 66 years.

As an active member of the Fairfield Democratic Party, Edith was a faithful volunteer at the polls and tirelessly raised funds for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. She was a member of the Fairfield Garden Club and the Roger Ludlowe High School Mother’s Club and hosted numerous backyard activities for the Cub Scouts as a Den Mother. She also greatly enjoyed playing bridge.

In addition to her role as wife and mother, Edith worked as an administrative assistant in her husband’s law practice. She went on to earn a degree in Interior Design from Fairfield University and used her skills to fine-tune house plans for her husband’s real estate clients.

Edith’s greatest joy, however, was spending time with the family and friends who loved her so much. Survivors include three children: Diane Curran and her husband Ferd of Takoma Park, MD, John E. Curran and his wife Mary of Fairfield, and Susan Curran and her partner, Guru Karam Khalsa of Easthampton, MA; five grandchildren: Jesse Lindsey and his wife Gaby, Walker Curran-Fahy and his wife Krystle, Claire Curran and her husband Jeremy Marshall-Main, Nathan Hoefner and his partner Jun Yang Tan, and Dietrich Hoefner and his wife Christina Metcalf; and three great grandchildren: Alice, Arden and Leo. In addition to Edith’s husband, she was predeceased by her sister, Dorothy L. Donahue.

Friends may greet the family Thursday, January 30, 2020 from 3-6 p.m. at the Spear- Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Edith’s memory may be made to Mercy Learning Center, 637 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 or For information or to offer an online condolence please visit

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  1. We never had the good fortune of meeting Edith but I am a close friend to her daughter Diane and son-in-law Ferd. If these two are in any way a reflection of Edith’s values and priorities, then she was surely a remarkable person. We send heartfelt sympathy but also gratitude that your mother was able to live a full life and to pass peacefully after very recent visits with loved ones. We hope the celebration of her life is a time of connection, caring, and fond memories. Holding you in our hearts. Betsy Taylor and Denny May

  2. I first met Edith when my wife and I moved to Ffld,from NYC in the mid seventies.
    She was recommended to me,since I was in the hairdressing field, and continued our client/friend relationship until two weeks before she passed on.
    To me she was ,always, not only a client but a friend.
    As you can immagine,all these years, there weren’t any subjects we didn’t talk about but, must of all, it was always about our love of family and,often, we helped each other understanding the ins and outs of one.
    I,always, felt I knew all of you without ever meeting.
    Always kind,generous and understanding by ,calmly talking and listening .
    We both loved movies,especially foreign and indipendent,and often reviewed them for each other.
    She never failed to bring me some of her home made cookies at Christmas time which I enjoyed and appreciated.
    I will miss her terribly!