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Celia B Drown

1927 ~ 2018 (age 91)


Celia B. Drown, of Farmington, NH died Mon Dec 31, 2018 at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover, NH, with her daughters by her side.

Celia was born Nov 12, 1927 in Newton, MA to Albert and Mary (Daly) Curtis. She spent her childhood in Newton, graduating in 1946 from Newton High School. In 1954, Celia married Russell Drown and celebrated 45 years of marriage until his passing in 1999. Together, they raised 3 children, Patricia, Jeanne and James, on North Quincy St in Brockton, MA. In 2015, she moved to New Hampshire to be closer to her daughters.

Celia worked for Verizon (formerly NE Telephone) for many years, until her retirement in 1991. She loved to play cards, take bus trips with friends and the Boston Red Sox.

Celia is survived by her daughters-Jeanne Cosgrove, Patricia Lynch and husband David, granddaughters-Krista Boudreau (Gary) and Colleen Lynch; great granddaughters- Emma and Sara Boudreau. She is also survived by siblings William Curtis, Mary Alberta O’Neil and Eleanor Donovan and many nieces and nephews. She was pre deceased by her parents, her husband Russell, her son James, her sister Theresa McFadden, brothers Francis Curtis Albert Curtis and John Curtis.

Relatives and friends are invited to a visiting hour from 9:15 AM until 10:15 AM on Wed Jan 9 in the Eaton & Mackay Funeral Home 465 Centre St Newton Corner followed by her Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM in Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Church, Newton Upper Falls. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Needham.

If desired, memorial donations in her name may be made to your local American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life (relayforlife.org)

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January 9, 2019

9:15 AM to 10:15 AM
Eaton & Mackay Funeral Home
465 Centre Street
Newton, MA 02458

Mass of Christian Burial
January 9, 2019

10:30 AM
Mary Immaculate of Lourdes
270 Elliot St.
Newton, MA 02464

January 9, 2019

12:00 PM
St. Mary's Cemetery
1 Wellesley Ave
Needham, MA 02494

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