Marylou Curtin Obituary, Death – Toddler Town’s Original Founder and Head Teacher Marylou Curtin, 75, of Waterbury, New Jersey, was a loving sister, aunt, and great-aunt. Her demise has left us all feeling a tremendous loss. After a brief illness, she passed away on September 9, 2023, at St. Mary’s Hospital.
Marylou was born on October 15, 1947, to Thomas F. and Louise (Hill) Curtin, both of whom have now passed away. She attended public schools and ultimately earned her diploma from Waterbury Catholic High School.
She was a Human Resources expert who contributed to Waterbury institutions including St. Marys Hospital and North American Bank. Since its inception in 2002, she has served as owner and director of Toddler Town, a place she created and through which she has had a profound impact on the lives of hundreds of children. Her parents instilled in her and her siblings that helping others was essential. Marylou had a successful bid for mayor of Waterbury in the late 1990s. Marylou was incomparable, and everyone who knew her admired and loved her immensely.
Marylou served as the cement for the Curtin family. She presided over the Curtin clan as matriarch, and she cherished the frequent opportunities her family had to spend together. She was a very responsible aunt and great aunt, never missing a celebration or a birthday. A faithful member of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. She was extraordinarily devoted to Mary and to Padre Pio. Marylou, we appreciate all the times you prayed for us, all the times you gave up things you wanted for us, all the times you hugged us and all the times you showed us how much you loved us. All who were lucky enough to have known and loved Marylou will mourn her dearly, but they will never forget her warmth, kindness, or generosity.
I pray that God would grant her soul eternal rest. Michael W. Curtin of Waterbury, CT; Thomas F. (Gina) Curtin, Jr. and their children Tom III, Kevin, and Pat; Polly Curtin and her children; Bridget Perry (Sean) and their children Ceara and Teagan; Joseph (Lori) Goertz and their children Rian and Jude; and Lonnie Goertz are among her surviving family members. Hank, Mike, and Danny Beaudoin, Charles’s brother-in-law and his family. Betsy’s kin include Matt and Heather Lane’s daughter Abby; Dave and Missy Martin’s offspring Steven, Anna, and Amelia; Billy and Carol Martino’s offspring Lizzie, Frankie, Mac, and Will; and Peggy and Kevin Fogarty’s offspring Lizzie, Frankie, Mac, and Will. Erin Beltran (Jorge) and Meghan (her fiancé, Josh) and Lauren Lafferty (Gary) and their children, Ava and Julia. Judy Rush (Larry) and their sons Larry and his fiancée Paige, JJ, and Colleen and her fiancée Mike, as well as Cathy “Kate” Rioux (Jim) and their daughters Casey and Sarah. Marylou also leaves behind numerous relatives and close friends.
Her sisters Elizabeth “Betsy” and Teresa both passed away before she did. At 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, 74 West Main St, Waterbury, there will be a Mass of Christian Burial for Ms. Curtin. Those who wish to attend should assemble at the church on the appointed time. St. James Cemetery in Naugatuck will serve as the last resting place. The Curtin family will have visitors at Casey’s Eastside Memorial Funeral Home, 1987 East Main St @ Southmayd Rd in Waterbury on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Marylou’s loved ones would be grateful for memorial contributions made to Boys Town at www.boystown.org or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org. L