Joan A. Curran


PROVIDENCE — Joan A. (Silva) Curran, 76, died March 31 at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of the late Robert F. Curran, to whom she was married for 41 years, and a summer resident of Narragansett.

Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late John S. and Anna (Waryas) Silva.

She was employed as the office manager for the former Providence Visitor, now the Rhode island Catholic, and was an employee of the newspaper for more than 40 years.

She was the mother of Deborah A. Dunham and Donna H. Curran; and sister of John R. Silva.

A Mass of Christian Burial was concelebrated April 5 at St. Pius V Church, Providence. Burial was in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.