Alberta Ruth Hathaway Curran


Alberta Ruth Hathaway Curran, born to Raymond Hathaway and Ethel (Strong) Hathaway on Christmas Day 1936. A Christmas angel.
Alberta married her childhood sweetheart, Richard Curran, on April 16, 1955, in Delmar, N.Y. They raised four daughters together in Reber, N.Y.
Alberta retired as bus driver for Willsboro School District. She enjoyed her many trips to ball games and school functions in all kinds of weather and always had treats for her young riders.
Having been raised on a farm, Alberta loved animals, she enjoyed gardening, being outdoors, baking, and cooking for family gatherings. Her greatest love was her family. Affectionately called Nana by her grandchildren, she was most generous with her hugs, I love yous and waves from the front porch.
Survived by her daughters - Joanne (Gib) Belzile, Kim (Ken) Godfrey, Yvonne (Ronnie) Bruno, Marilyn Strong (Allen Alterie), nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren.
Brothers, Vaughn (Hilda) Hathaway, Bradley (Linda) Hathaway, sisters-in-law, Helen (Steve) Puzier, Mary, Peggy and Ethel Hathaway, several nieces and nephews, and her Bestie Westie Duffy.
Alberta was predeceased by brothers, Raymond, Koert, Marshall, and Robert Hathaway and dear son-in-law, Stephen Strong.
Nana will continue to watch over us. Always a caregiver; forever now our Guardian Angel.
A Celebration of Life to honor Alberta, will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Heald Funeral Home, 7521 Court Street, Elizabethtown.
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Published on February 22, 2019
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Rebecca &John; Morris and Family
Feb 25, 2019
There are no words good enough to take away the pain of saying goodbye to your mother only a hope that you know we care. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all today and in all the days ahead. She will be with all of you forever in all the moments you shared and she gave you all so many❤️
Marge Provost
Feb 23, 2019
Our most sincere sympathy to all the family,Alberta was a kind and gentle soul,much loved by all the knew her.Over many years we became good friends which I will forever be so grateful.Our friendship continues now thru her dear children,Jo,Kim,Yvonne and Marilyn.Love to you all and may God heal you in this sad time.
Alice Miller Pettersen
Feb 23, 2019
I am so very sorry for your loss. Alberta was a lovely lady!. I have many memories of this beautiful family.
Kay Collien
Feb 23, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers for all of you.
Yvonne (King) Benjamin
Feb 22, 2019
She was a part of my growing up years which extended into my adult years. I never revisited Willsboro without stopping in to hear her Sweet voice and giggle, see that beautiful smile and feel the most heartfelt hug that a person can get. Our families were so connected through our parents who were friends their whole lives. We all grew up together and the girls are more like sisters to me than cousins and I love them all as I did Alberta and Dick. She was a true woman of integrity, unconditional love and just a Beautiful Person! I will so miss her as I know her family will. I know she is happy being reunited with the love of her life and friends (Jim and Danice) and family that were for her to return to them. I pray that I see the signs that they are all together again. Rest in peace, happiness and good times Alberta. I will Never forget you!Read more
Beth Flora
Feb 22, 2019
So very sorry for your loss. Your mom was a great lady. Prayers for the family and hugs.
Lan Anderson
Feb 22, 2019
Marilyn, I was shocked and saddened when San told me of your sweet mom's passing. Thinking of you, keeping you and your family in my prayers, and sending big hugs to you. Miss you, my friend
Debi and Jerry Sherman
Feb 22, 2019
Sincere condolences to your entire family. Alberta was a beautiful lady who will be missed by all who knew her. May your beautiful memories of her help you through this most difficult. Love, prayers and positive thoughts going your way.
Feb 22, 2019
A lovely tribute to a great person. May she rest in Peace as she enjoys her reunion with Dick. I loved them dearly
Sterling Hathaway
Feb 21, 2019
Joanne, Kim, Yvonne, and Marilyn I'm so sorry for your whole families' loss. I really love the pictures you have shared and your mother always had that beautiful smile. She'll be missed by so many people but now she'll be with your father. God Bless you all.
Laura Hathaway Tilley
Feb 21, 2019
Aunt Berta was one of the nicest people anyone could ever know. We loved her with all our hearts. I'm so glad my kids got to know her over the years too. We were heartbroken to hear of her passing. Sending lots of prayers and love to her daughters my sweet cousins. I love you all and I'm so sorry for your loss. I love you Aunt Albert. 💖
peggy hathaway
Feb 21, 2019
she was more sister than sister in law will miss her so muchmy love and hugs to you girls and grandkids
Linda & Larry Brown
Feb 21, 2019
Sorry to hear about your loss. She was a nice lady in all ways.
Kim Bridge
Feb 21, 2019
I am so very sorry for your loss. Alberta was a lovely lady!
Craig MacDougal
Feb 21, 2019
Thinking of you all at this difficult time. So sorry to hear this
June Perkett Anderson
Feb 21, 2019
I love you , Alberta. My sympathy to all of your wonderful family. Our world is suddenly emptier.💞
Darek Hathaway
Feb 21, 2019
Aunt Alberta was the nicest, most caring, gentle woman I’ve ever had pleasure of knowing. I always felt warmth and love when I was with her. I’m looking forward to the time we are all together again...My love and prayers of condolence go out to Joanne, Kim, Yvonne, & Marilyn...