Margaret C. Curtis, a retired community mental health nurse for New York State Hudson Valley Developmental Disabilities Office (Letchworth DDSO), passed away peacefully on Friday, October 21, 2022 at …
Margaret C. Curtis, a retired community mental health nurse for New York State Hudson Valley Developmental Disabilities Office (Letchworth DDSO), passed away peacefully on Friday, October 21, 2022 at her home in Liberty surrounded by her family. She was 84.
Margaret was born September 5, 1938 at the Hamilton Avenue Hospital in Monticello to Mildred Nancy Frame and Thomas Chicko.
A 1956 graduate of Monticello High School and then St. Luke’s School of Nursing in NYC, Margaret was involved in many community activities. She was a 9-year member of the Liberty Central School Board and a longtime member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Monticello. Following changes in church law, she was the first woman elected to the church vestry also serving as representative to the Orange Sullivan Interparish Council. She was president of the Sullivan County Care Coalition, an organization created to fight drug and alcohol abuse, for 20 years. She was also Sullivan County Committee Chair for Boy Scout Troop 95 and was a co-founder of Sullivan County La Leche Group. She was also a member of the Liberty Bi-Centennial Committee, Friends of the Liberty Library, Professional Women of Sullivan County and the Royal Garnettes Red Hatters. Besides enjoying her activities and spending time with friends, she also took great pleasure in working in her flower gardens.
Margaret’s family was her greatest joy and she treasured each and every one in it. She is survived by her son: Dawson Curtis and his wife Tracy of Liberty; her daughter: Elizabeth Drobysh and her husband Pete of Youngsville; ten grandchildren: Christopher (Bridgette), Juliet, Samantha (Chris), Kaitlyn, Megan (Keith), Amanda (Steve), Emily (Greg), Crystal, Brooke and Josh; 13 great grandchildren: Waylon, Nicholas, Easton, Maximus, Abigail, Leah, Sage, Emma, Olivia, Maggie, Ainsley, Landon and Oakley; a sister: Patricia Richardson (Doug) of Monticello; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 29 from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 401 Broadway in Monticello. Her funeral service will follow at 2:00pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 15 St. John Street in Monticello with Mo. Diana Scheide officiating. Following cremation, interment of her ashes will be held at the Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello at a later date.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. John’s Episcopal Church in Monticello; or to Ontario Hose Co. #3 in Liberty.
Arrangements are under the direction of the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home of Monticello. For additional information or to send an online condolence, please visit www.kennyfuneralhome.com