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Frances Felice (Palladino) Curran

September 6, 1926 ~ May 28, 2022 (age 95)


Our mother, Frances F. Curran, was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. She was of Italian descent. Frances attended Peabody High School and later graduated from Penn Hills High School. She had an eye for detail and design, and many of her teachers encouraged her to attend The Margaret Morrison School of Design affiliated with Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Frances was a skilled, multi-talented seamstress. She worked for upscale companies within the city of Pittsburgh and took great pride in doing bridal alterations & creations, along with making draperies & slipcovers, and upholstering furniture. When my sister and I attended Duquesne University, she worked for an orthopedic surgeon. She traveled to various hospitals where she took patient's measurements and fitted them for orthopedic braces.

Frances married the "love of her life," John Robert Curran, and together they had two beautiful daughters. She was hard-working and loyal, and she and her husband "wanted the best" and "provided the best" for their girls. Aside from local outings throughout the year, every summer the family vacationed at Indian Rocks Beach in Florida. Frances lost her husband, John, early in life, yet she always had the support of her loving mother, Josephine. She believed in "family first" and instilled the genuine qualities of kindness, love and patience into us. She was active in the church and served as a Eucharistic Minister at Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Pittsburgh, PA.

Frances was both funny and witty! Friends & relatives, alike, said she was "quick-minded" (sharp) and her smile could light up a room! She was selfless and giving of her time and money. She loved family picnics, and year-round birthday & holiday celebrations.

Frances was preceded in death by her loving husband, John Robert Curran; father, Salvatore Palladino; mother, Josephine Simeone-Palladino; sister, Mary Palladino-Ferraro; and brothers, Joseph Palladino and John Palladino.

She is survived by her daughters, Francine Lalande and Helen Yakub (Steve Yakub); grandchildren, John Lalande and Andrew Yakub; and brother, Eugene Palladino.

Final sentiments: Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen --St. Francis of Assisi

A Funeral Mass will be held on June 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, located at 7341 Glenview Drive, North Richland Hills, TX 76180.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to: St. John the Apostle Catholic Church Capital Campaign (Outreach Program/Center) VISION 2020.  St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, 7341 Glenview Dr., North Richland Hills, Texas 76180 or Call: (817) 284-4811


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Funeral Mass
June 10, 2022

11:00 AM
St. John the Apostle Catholic Church
7341 Glenview Drive
North Richland Hills, TX 76180

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