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CURRAN, CARO SHUGG
CURRAN - Caro Shugg Age 91, of Buffalo, NY, passed away peacefully on May 28, 2015 after a brief illness. Caro was born in Brookline, MA, the daughter of Carleton Shugg and Sybil Carpenter. She attended Drury High School in North Adams, MA, graduating in 1940. She graduated magna cum laude in 1944 from Bryn Mawr College, where she majored in German, minored in Spanish, and received the Shippen Award for proficiency in a foreign language. On December 29, 1945, she married George Lally Curran, M.D., at Christ Church in Short Hills, NJ. Caro served from 1944-46 as an ensign in the United States Naval Reserve, where she supervised a "watch" of forty persons. She subsequently worked in the Admissions Office of Bryn Mawr College and the Office of the Registrar at New York University. She held positions at the Hadle Agency and the American and Foreign Teachers Agency. She also worked at the Alumnae Advisory Center in New York City, a career counseling and placement center for women, first as an Assistant to the Director and then as an Assistant Director. Caro made her home in Buffalo, NY since 2007. Before moving to Buffalo, she lived in Red Hook and Rhinebeck, NY, where she was a parishioner at the Church of the Messiah and a longtime volunteer in the medical records department of Northern Dutchess Hospital. Caro always loved mastering new languages. She taught herself to speak Italian ahead of taking a trip to Italy in her later years. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Lally Curran; she is survived by her children, George L. Curran III of Shenandoah, VA, Richard R. Curran, M.D., of Buffalo, NY and Stephen P. Curran of Chadds Ford, PA; a sister, Sylvia Shugg of Brewer, ME; a brother, Wallace Shugg, of Baltimore, MD; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. A memorial service is to be held July 23, 2015 at 10:00 AM at the Church of the Messiah, Rhinebeck, NY. Arrangements by DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 2480 Kensington Ave,. Amherst. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to , 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY 14227, and to Northern Dutchess Hospital (NDH) Foundation, 6511 Spring Brook Ave., Rhinebeck, NY 12572. On-line condolences may be shared at http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/buffalonews/caro-curran-shugg-condolences/174976715 or www.TheDietrichFuneralHome.com.