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Geraldine Curran
Sept. 26, 1934-Oct. 6, 2012

Geraldine Curran, 78, entered into rest on October 6, 2012 Ripon, CA.  She was born September 26, 1934 in Butte, Montana to the late Charlotte and James Curran.   She joins her parents in heaven as well as her two brothers Jerry Knight and James Curran.

Ms. Curran is survived by her brother Jay Knight and niece Deirdre Keating.
Geraldine graduated from Polytechnic High School in San Francisco. Immediately after high school Geraldine had a career goal to become a nurse and enrolled in Kaiser Nursing School. After nursing school she joined the Air Force as a flight nurse aiding the active soldiers during the Vietnam War. She spent six years actively with the Air Force and as a reserve for over 20 years, finally retiring at the rank of Major. Geraldine worked in Oakland for both Kaiser Medical and the Army Navy Base. Her nursing career was active for over 53 years. Geraldine always had the gift of caring and loving people. She was always generous towards others with her time as well as financially. She touched many lives through her lifetime with her kindness and gentle heart.  She supported different charities for the less fortunate such as St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, St. Clair’s Retreat, St. Anthony’s Foundation, Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, Maryknoll Sisters and St. Vincent DePaul. She was a world traveler, especially loving Alaska and Ireland as her favorite destinations. She was an avid antique collector.    She was a devoted Catholic attending weekly Mass. Geraldine’s caring spirit will be carried on from those who loved her dearly.

P.L. Fry & Son is honored to be serving the Curran family. A visitation will be held on Sunday, October 14, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a rosary at 5:00 p.m. held at P.L. Fry & Son, 290 N. Union Rd., Manteca. A Mass will be held on Monday, October 15, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 525 E. North St., Manteca. She will be laid to rest at a later date at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery. An online guest book is available for condolences at

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Friday, October 12, 2012