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Dorothy M. (Lucier) Currie
December 3, 1929 ~ January 13, 2024 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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Dorothy M. Currie, 94, of East Haddam, formerly East Hampton, passed away peacefully in her sleep January 13, 2024 in her home. She is predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Carl W. Currie, as well as both her sisters, Irene E. Haley and Shirley A. DiRaffaele and their husbands Robert Haley and Robert DiRaffaele.
Dottie, as most people know her, was born in Malden MA on December 3, 1929 the daughter of Howard F. and M. Rose (Matthews) Lucier. After working briefly for Jordan Marsh, she moved to Connecticut, married and started a family. She leaves her son Daniel P. (wife Susan) Currie of Colchester, daughters Cathie A. Garofalo (partner Arthur), Hollye B. (husband Mark) Thomas, both of East Hampton and Elizabeth J. (husband Mark) Salie of East Haddam. In addition, she leaves her grandchildren, Skye Garofalo (wife Amanda), Natalie Garofalo; Jennifer, Brian, and Marissa Currie, Christopher Thomas (wife Heather) and Trenton Thomas; Jacqueline (husband Grant) Kelfkens and Vincent IV (wife Krista) Garofalo; Five great grandchildren and four great- great grandchildren, well as ten nieces and nephews.
Our mother was an amazing painter and taught adult education for a few years at East Hampton High School. She loved her animals, always had dogs and cats and it wouldn’t have been a menagerie without those guinea pigs! She became an avid fisherwoman, from the shores of Connecticut to the Lakes of Maine. To chill, she loved gathering ‘just the girls’ to do puzzles and eat comfort food with her. While attending Christ Church in Middle Haddam for many years she quilted, baked and was very active in her church’s annual tag sales. And it was her passion for tag sales that jump started her enthusiasm for collecting cookie jars. At last count before moving to East Haddam, she had over 160 jars in her kitchen and around the house. In her later years, Mom realized playing slots at the Casino was so much fun, win or lose. We aren’t sure if it was the noise, people or ambiance of the place, but the free Drambuie most definitely was a bonus! Our mother was a kind and generous person all her life. She loved her family and would do anything for us. She loved to laugh and sing, especially the ‘old songs (‘Kitaka Katie’ won’t ever be the same). In her final years, after our father died, she battled multiple health issues which may have stopped a normal person in their tracks, but mom’s will to live persevered and she just enjoyed life to the fullest right up to the end. Goodbye Mom, you’ll be missed.......
Anyone who wishes to share memories with family and friends, calling hours and a short service by her pastor from Christ Church are being held at Spencer Funeral Home 112 Main St. East Hampton on Jan. 27, 10am to 12pm. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Christ Church of Middle Haddam. Celebration of Life gathering for conversation and refreshments will be at St. Stephens Church in East Haddam, CT. To leave online condolences please visit www.spencerfuneralhomeinc.com.