Kathryn Curran, 90, had been a teacher

Kathryn M. "Kay" Curran, 90, died May 14 at Danbury Hospital after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Thomas F. Curran.

She was born Oct. 7, 1922, to Lewis and Agnes (Leary) Barrett. She graduated from Danbury High School and Danbury Teachers College.

She was a teacher in Watertown and the South Street School in Danbury before staying home to raise her four children. She later returned to teaching, first at Datahr Home Health Care Inc., and then at St. Peter School in Danbury, for 20 years.

She was a daily communicant and Eucharistic minister at St. Peter Church, where she was also a member of the Ladies' Guild and St. Monica Mothers' Circle. She also served at St. Peter's as a "countess," laundering altar linens and working in the kitchen at weekly bingo.

She is survived by her children, Patricia, and her husband, James Ellsworth, of Redding; Thomas Curran, and his wife, Ellen, of Newtown; Kathleen, and her husband, Thomas Fitzsimmons, of New Milford; and Eileen Curran, of Danbury; a sister, Patricia Barrett, of Danbury; eight grandchildren, Sean Ellsworth, Molly Ellsworth, Moira Curran, Patrick Curran, and his wife, Ginny, Colin Curran, Ryan Fitzsimmons, and his wife, Nicole, Kevin Fitzsimmons and Caitlin Fitzsimmons; and a great-granddaughter, Erin Fitzsimmons. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her stepmother, Grace (Hart) Barrett, and her grandson, Timothy Fitzsimmons.

Green Funeral Home in Danbury was in charge of the arrangements.

A private burial will take place at a later date.

Memorials can be made to St. Peter School, 98 Main St., Danbury CT 06810.