Rosemary (Racine) CurranJanuary 11, 2018
Rosemary (Racine) Curran, 71, of Smithfield, died January 11, 2018 in Hope Hospice Inpatient Center. She was the wife of the late Dr. James Patrick Curran, Jr. Born in Pawtucket, RI, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Jeannette (Desjardins) Racine.
Rosemary graduated from Central Falls High School in 1964. She was employed by Texas Instruments for 22 years. She began as a secretary and was an Administrative Assistant to the President of Engineered Materials Solutions, Inc. She later worked at Family Service in Providence as a Program Coordinator and Plaza Psychology and Psychiatry in Woonsocket. She was a communicant of St. Michael’s Church in Georgiaville, RI.
Rosemary’s favorite thing to do was to spend time enjoying family and friends, especially her grandchildren. She loved spending time at the beach. Rosemary’s hobbies include watercolor painting, biking and writing poetry. She was a member of The Association of Research and Enlightenment, A.R.E. and was very interested in discovering the hidden facets of life. She was very concerned about the plight of the mentally ill.
Rosemary had a wonderful sense of humor and was able on many occasions to see the humor in the most serious situations. She had the ability to laugh at herself.
She is survived by her son, Douglas Flint of Johnston; brother, John Racine and sister, Jeanne Robert, both of Cumberland; step son, James P. Curran III of North Smithfield; step daughters, Kimberly Hisoire of Douglas, MA; Keri Ann Hart, five step grandchildren, Justus Quimby, Cade Curran, Gabriella Hisoire, Declan Curran and Delaney Hisoire and many nieces and nephews, and she loved them all. Besides her husband, James, she was preceded in death by her son, William C. Carlin.
Her funeral will be held Monday, January 15, 2018 at 8 AM from the Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Mains St., Woonsocket, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10AM in St. Michael's Catholic Church, 80 Farnum Pike, Smithfield. Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 4-7 PM. In lieu of flowers, may be made to The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, 3803 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100 Arlington, VA 22203.