Constance Natalie (Burke) Curtis



Constance “Connie” Natalie Burke Curtis passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, surrounded by her loving family.

Beloved wife of the late Richard D. Curtis, Sr. (Dick) and devoted mother to her son, Richard Jr. (Rick) and his wife Joan, her daughters Lisa and Deborah and her husband Burgess. Cherished grandmother of Caroline, Natalie, Teresa, Kathleen, Matthew and great grandmother of Charlie and Sammie. Daughter of the late William H. Burke and Catherine O’Neil Burke. Sister of the late William H. Burke Jr., Virginia Meehan, Carol Oulton, and David W. Burke. Aunt to may nieces and nephews and best friend of the late Elaine Maloney.

Connie was born in Brookline on July 8, 1928. She grew up during the Depression followed by World War II. She graduated from Mount Saint Joseph Academy in Brighton and went to work for the New England Telephone Company. She studied piano in her teens, voice at the New England Conservatory of Music, and sang as a coloratura soprano in the Handel and Haydn Society of Boston.

She married Dick in 1953 and dedicated herself to her family. She volunteered at Carney Hospital in Dorchester, sang in St. Mary of the Hill’s Church choir and later in St. Elizabeth’s Church choir in Milton. Eventually Connie took up golf, joining Dick at Wollaston Golf Club in Milton and Jupiter Hills Country Club in Florida. She enjoyed the company of many friends out on the course.

Connie was a woman with class, had a keen eye for fashion, and was always impeccably dressed. She had a wonderful sense of humor, loved to laugh, never took herself too seriously, and subscribed to the belief that one must always pick oneself up and keep going.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Elizabeth Church, Reedsdale Road at Randolph Avenue, Milton, Tuesday December 20 at 11:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Monday 4-8 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery.

Donations in Connie’s memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Association National Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL.