Lenore Stevenson Curnyn
Lenore Stevenson Curnyn, 88, of Lowell, MA, the wife of the late Owen Curnyn, died on Saturday March 27, 2004 after a lengthy illness. Lenore was born in Brooklyn, NY on August 6th, 1915, daughter of the late George W. Stevenson and Jane E. (Berrigan) Stevenson. Lenore (Len) moved to Cold Spring, NY in 1921 with her family, taking up residence at 9 Morris Avenue. Len lived, worked and participated in many Cold Spring area activities for more than fifty years. She was a very caring individual, who was highly dedicated to her family, friends and to her work. She will be greatly missed.
Len was a graduate of both Our Lady of Loretto School, and Haldane High School in Cold Spring. She was a very energetic and athletic Cold Spring youth. She engaged in many sports activities, which included a swim across the Hudson River in the 1930’s, recorded by the local newspapers, much to the astonishment of her parents. During WW II Len took the primary responsibility for the care of her elderly and widowed mother, Jane. Len also maintained vigilant correspondence with her two brothers, Kenneth and Malcolm, who were engaged in wartime activities in the Pacific and European theaters. She worked for several local companies including; the Cold Spring Lumber Company, Post’s Garage and Sonotone Batteries. Upon retirement with her husband Owen, Len enjoyed life with family and friends in the New York metropolitan area and in the New England and New Jersey areas. During this time they held residences in New York, Vermont and in New Jersey.
Len was pre-deceased by her husband Owen, her three sisters; Grace, Ruth and Agnes, as well as her three brothers; Donald, Malcolm, and her twin brother Kenneth. Len is survived by several nieces and nephews; Kenneth G. Stevenson Jr., Jane L. Lucas, James M. Stevenson, George E. Stevenson, Diane M. Nobile and Christine M. Donovan.
A memorial service was held on Tuesday morning, March 30, 2004 at the Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home in Whiting, NJ and a mass of Christian Burial was conducted at Saint Elizabeth Seton Church, also in Whiting, NJ. The celebration of her life continued with afternoon services at the Clinton Funeral Home in Cold Spring, NY, and with internment ceremonies following at the Cold Spring Cemetery.