|Birth: ||Jul. 14, 1935|
County Dublin, Ireland
|Death: ||Apr. 30, 2006|
Pauline Margaret Curran (nee Mullarkey)
Died peacefully April 30, 2006, at her home in Piedmont, CA, surrounded by her family.
Pauline was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. In 1963 she moved to Heidenheim, Germany where in 1964 she met Tom, her lifelong love and husband of 41 years.
They were married November 14, 1964 in Dublin, Ireland and returned to Emeryville and later Piedmont, CA, to raise their family. An intensely private person, she was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer in March 2002, a particularly shocking diagnosis given that she never smoked a day in her life.
She was an active member and contributor to many charitable organizations, including those benefiting the Lincoln Child Center, Oakland Symphony and Children's Hospital Oakland, and an active member of the Piedmont League of Women's Voters.
She was passionate about hair and style, an avid reader, and a follower of politics, world events, and entertainment news.
She loved to "sit and chat" with her friends and family and will be missed for her advice and counsel and the sound of her beautiful Irish brogue. Throughout the past four years, Pauline lived life to the fullest, traveling the world and cherishing every day with family and her many friends at home and throughout the world. She lived through great adversity with grace, beauty and dignity and is an inspiration to all who knew her. Her passing is a profound loss.
Pauline was the great love of husband Tom Curran; cherished mother of Yvonne Gardner and Michael Curran of Orinda, CA; beloved mother-in-law of Scott Gardner and Sara Curran; adored grandmother of Charlotte, Declan, Ryan and Abigail; much-loved sister of Yvonne Evelyn Lee of Castro Valley, CA, and Alfie Mullarkey of Dublin, Ireland and sisters-in-law Patricia Mullarkey of Dublin, Ireland and Katherine Curran of Richmond, CA; and beloved daughter-in-law of Mary Curran of Emeryville, CA.
She will also be deeply missed by her nephews Robert and Zachary Lee of Castro Valley, CA and niece, Bronwyn Lee Correa of Vallejo, CA, and her many other nieces and nephews in Ireland whom she loved.
She was preceded in death by her siblings Raymond, Muriel and Patrick Mullarkey; parents, Evelyn and Michael Mullarkey; and brother-in-law, Tony Lee.
CHAPEL OF THE CHIMES - Oakland
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Chapel of the Chimes Columbarium and Mausoleum
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Record added: May 07, 2006
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