Rose F. (Hibbs) Curry, age 85

of Braintree

Rose F. (Hibbs) Curry, age 85

Rose F. (Hibbs) Curry, age 85, a longtime resident of Braintree, died peacefully, Wednesday, December 27, 2023 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, surrounded by her loving family, after a brief illness.

Rose was born in Boston, to the late James A. and Rose F. (Donato) Hibbs. Raised and educated in South Boston, she was a graduate of South Boston High School, Class of 1957. She lived in Braintree for the past fifty-four years, previously in Dorchester.

Rose was a homemaker who was devoted to her family. As a young woman, she worked as an associate at the former Jordan Marsh in Boston where she met her husband, James.

She was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Church in Weymouth and the former Saint Thomas More Church in Braintree. She was also an active member of the Braintree Senior Center.

Rose helped to establish the East Braintree Girls Softball League and volunteered as a coach for many years. She enjoyed playing softball and volleyball, and was also an avid bowler. Rose had a passion for gardening and enjoyed tending to her many flowers.

Beloved wife of the late James F. Curry, Sr.

Devoted mother of John Curry and his wife Sharon of Taunton, Roseanne Kwiecien of Weymouth, Michael Curry and his wife Ruth of Harwich Port, Elizabeth Leary of Braintree, Carolyn Johnson and her husband Troy of Scarborough, Maine, and the late James F. Curry, Jr.

Loving grandmother of fifteen and great grandmother of nine.

The last of three siblings, she was predeceased by Mary Ring and Jeannette Curran.

Rose is also survived by her sister-in-law, Sharon Sanz and her husband Antonio of Madrid, Spain, as well as many nieces, nephews, and their families.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Wednesday, January 3, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish in Sacred Heart Church, 72 Washington Street, Weymouth, on Thursday, January 4, at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Braintree Cemetery.

For those who wish, donations in Rose’s memory may be made to the Department of Elder Affairs, 71 Cleveland Avenue, Braintree, MA 02184.


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  • Going to miss Rose so much . All the fun & laughs we had at the moose club & senior center & Rose going with me & Pat to any fun activities in Braintree . I’m so sorry for her family

  • Curry Family,

    I was sad to hear of the passing of Mrs. Curry. She was a wonderful lady, a great Mom, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Wife, Sistwr, Aunt and friend. She loved her family and life so much. She was an inspiration to many. She will be missed. May she rest in heavenly peace.

  • RIP Rose. You will be greatly missed. You have a special place in the hearts of all my family. You were a great friend to our Mom and family.

  • So sorry to hear of Rose’s passing. Thinking of you all.
    With my sincere condolence’s,

  • The town of Braintree will miss sweet Rosie. What an amazing, caring woman she was. She did so much for the senior center, Marge Crispen ctr. and really the whole town. You were so loved and will be missed. RIP sweet Rosie. It was always a joy to know you. ♥️

  • Rose will be missed by many. She was the first one to welcome me into the Braintree Senior Center where I have made many friends. Rose made everyone feel comfortable with her friendly ways. She left an empty seat at our table at the center. Rest in peace Rose, you are a special person and God needed you at this time. My condolences to her family.

  • We were so sorry to hear of the loss of Rose. Heaven has gained another Angel. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family. With deepest sympathy Peaches Dooley’s Family.

  • The Erskine family is saddened to hear of Rose’s passing. The neighborhood will miss her. Every time I visit Braintree I asked about Rose as we made the turn by her home. Unfortunately, my parents, Henry and Betsy, will be unable to attend the services due to their health. Prayers for Rose and the family.

  • This is sad news to learn of Rose passing away. We graduated high school together in 1957. She was active in some of the sports there. I met up with her again in recent years at the Braintree Council On Aging and she was always welcoming. She was an active volunteer there with many little jobs always going on. I will miss seeing her there. Rest in peace Rose .

  • Rose will be missed so very much. She was the most welcoming person to all at Braintree Elder Affairs. Things just aren’t the same without her. All of us at Braintree Elder Affairs are sending prayers and thoughts of comfort to her all her family. I am so thankful she came into my life and will remember her always.

  • So sorry to hear about the loss of Rose. I have such great memories of her and the entire family from being a kid next door with my family and how you all took care of us. Thank you for the great childhood. Thoughts and prayers to you from us.

  • I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Mrs Curry. She always kept a good eye on the neighborhood kids; she was always friendly and welcoming. I pass along condolences from my parents as well.