Obituary of Debra A. Curry
Debra A. Curry, age 56 of Halfmoon passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2019. Born on October 21, 1962, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Juliette Curry.
Debra earned her law degree from the Western New England College of Law and practiced law in Connecticut for several years before moving back to New York. She spent her career working for New York State for 20 years, and recently retired as a legal assistant for the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities. Debra served as the Legislative Chairman for the American Legion Auxiliary, Mohawk Post 1450, Halfmoon. She was also appointed as the Saratoga County Legislative Chairman. She was very invloved in the St. Edward the Confessor Church community, serving in the choir, lector, and as a greeter. She was the founder and past president of the Turner Syndrome Society of the Capital District.
She is survived by her sister Sandra (Gregory) Mincher, brother David (Lisa) Curry and three nieces and three nephews, three great-nieces and three great-nephews, and her loving dog Reilly.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Catricala Funeral Home Inc., 1597 Route 9, Clifton Park, with a funeral Mass on Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Edward the Confessor Church. Burial will be in Jonesville Cemetery at a later date.
The family requests no flowers be sent. Instead, donations may be made in her memory to the Turner Syndrome Society by going to www.turnersyndrome.org, or to the Northeast Kidney Foundation, 22 Colvin Ave., Albany, NY 12206.
"In honor of our sister Deb who passed away suddenly early this morning, my brother and I would like to share some of our loving thoughts about her with you.
From birth, Deb was born with a genetic chromosomal condition called Turner's Syndrome, which presented her with multiple medical challenges. For her entire life she persevered through major surgeries, including kidney reconstruction and severe spinal curvature, and other orthopedic problems. Throughout all of these circumstances, she maintained a positive attitude and overcame many obstacles, never wavering from her ultimate goals in life. She never backed down from a challenge.
In spite of her pint-sized stature, her strength was remarkable and a constant inspiration to us and to others that knew her. Where others would have given up long before, Debbie never faltered.
After an arduous journey through life, she is at peace and with our loving parents in heaven.
God bless you Deb and rest in peace. You will forever be in our hearts.”
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