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Elizabeth C. (Cartwright) Curry

July 11, 1918 ~ March 14, 2018 (age 99)

Elizabeth C. Curry passed away peacefully on March 14th, 2018 in Scarborough, Maine just four months prior to her 100th birthday. Born July 11, 1918 in Dedham, Massachusetts, Betty was the daughter of the late Ernest Cartwright and Jessie (Moulton) Cartwright.

Betty worked briefly for Steuben Glass in Boston, Ma. and for several summers at Fleur de Lis Camp in Fitzwilliam, NH where she was the Director of the Waterfront. In 1944 she married her husband, the late Robert L. Curry, just prior to his shipping off to Guam as a chaplain in the US Army. When he returned from Guam, Bob accepted a position as Headmaster of Lenox School in Lenox, Ma., and the Currys moved to Lenox where Betty assumed a variety of responsibilities as the wife of the headmaster. It was while living in Lenox and Stockbridge that Betty developed a love of Newfoundland dogs, and she spent time schooling and training the family dogs for show, bringing home several ribbons and at least one championship.

It was also during the Lenox years that Betty developed a love for Maine. Early in those years, family summer vacation weeks were spent at Goose Rocks Beach. Some years later the Currys bought a summer cottage at Pemaquid Point, and that spot where they spent full summers for many years was "heaven on earth" for Betty.

After her husband's death in 1978, Betty moved to Falmouth Foreside, Maine and when Piper Shores opened in Scarborough, she was one of the first ones to move in, living out her years on the ocean.

Mrs. Curry is survived by:  her daughter, Susan Barnett of Florence, Ma; son, David Curry and his wife, Sandy (Dakers) Curry of Cape Elizabeth, Me; two granddaughters, Rebecca Curry Aupperlee and her husband Phil of Marlborough, Ma and Heather Curry of South Portland, Me; great-granddaughter, Avery Aupperlee of Marlborough, Ma; and a nephew, Christopher Cartwright of Middlebury, Vt.

She is predeceased by her husband, Robert L. Curry and by her brother, Richard Cartwright.

We are very thankful for her loving caretakers at Piper Shores. They truly became her friends in later life and she often told her family, "There are a lot of good people here you know!" Thank you for being her friends as well as good care givers.

Betty often said that there would only be family and a few friends left to honor her when she left this world. She requested we meet at a special location that meant so much to her. We will do that later this summer and honor her.

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