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Donna-Jeanne Curley, 69

by | Feb 3, 2024 | Obituaries

Donna-Jeanne Curley

Donna-Jeanne Curley

Donna-Jeanne “DJ” Curley, 69, of Hopkinton passed away unexpectedly at her residence on Jan. 24.

Born in Boston on Feb. 26, 1954, she was a daughter of the late Walter Curley Sr. and the late Donna M. (Hackenson) Curley.

Raised and educated in Natick, Donna-Jeanne was a 1972 graduate of Natick High School.

Donna-Jeanne was a free spirit with a beautiful and creative soul. She was a talented artist who expressed herself through many mediums throughout her life.

DJ had a wonderful sense of humor and created so much joy and laughter for those around her.

Until physical limitations hindered her activities, she loved walking, going to the beach and exercise. She taught use of the exercise equipment at the YMCA in Framingham for several years in her 30s.

Some of the outlets for her vast creativity included sketching beautiful pastel pictures and portraits in her younger years.

She loved to sing, and in her 40s, DJ sang with an a capella group in Framingham, where she also joined an improv acting group for several years. She so enjoyed these activities and loved the opportunity to express her dramatic side.

She had a certification in reiki healing and was very empathetic to others’ pain.

She took doll classes along with her sister, Marilyn, and created many beautiful porcelain dolls.

DJ was a gifted writer and loved to write and journal. She loved words and could create beautiful sentiments and poems. Her penmanship was unique to DJ and displayed her artistry.

She pursued an education in fabric art and created beautiful dyed fabrics, cross stitch pieces and quilts.

Donna-Jeanne loved all animals, and she had a special bond with her beloved Japanese Chin dog, Fleurry, who predeceased her.

Some of her other loves were spending time with her family and friends, whom she cherished, the ocean, especially West Dennis and Rockport, along with nature, flower gardening and caring for her plants. She was an avid reader, digesting thousands of books in her lifetime. She also enjoyed Sudoku puzzles and had become a daily Wordler.

DJ will be missed greatly by her surviving family, which includes brother Wayne Curley and wife Ruthanne Curley of Yarmouth, Maureen Curley of Hopkinton, Kenneth M. Curley and wife Sue Curley of Northwood, New Hampshire, Gregory T. Curley of Hudson, Theodore J. Curley of Marlborough, and Sandra E. Curley and fiancé Jeffrey Miller of Wrentham.

Donna-Jeanne was predeceased by her beloved siblings Walter Curley Jr. and Marilyn Curley Kent.

She also leaves two generations of nieces and nephews.

Her family is planning a Mass and celebration of life in the spring and will announce that when arrangements have been made.

For additional information or to send the family a written expression of sympathy, please visit an online guest book at dyer-lakefuneralhome.com.

Obituaries are submissions, typically from funeral homes, that are not subject to the same level of editorial oversight as the rest of the Hopkinton Independent. Obituaries may be edited for grammatical and factual mistakes and clarifications and shortened for space considerations.

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