Jennifer R. Curley

  • Born: June 6, 1978
  • Died: August 31, 2021
  • Location: Salem, Massachusetts

McDonald Funeral Home

19 Yale Avenue
Wakefield, MA 01880
Tel. (781) 334-9966

Tribute & Message From The Family

Jennifer R. Curley, age 43 of Salem, MA and formerly of Melrose and North Reading died August 31 in Salem. She was born in Hinesville, GA on June 6,1978 and was the daughter of Karen A. (Sheppard) Sweetland of North Reading and the late Keith J. Curley. Although her time in Georgia was very short, Jen always considered herself a "Georgia Peach." Jen was raised in Melrose and was a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1997 and from the Salem State College, School of Nursing in 2002. She had worked at the Winchester Hospital.

She fell in love with horses after taking riding lessons as a young girl and loved all things Unicorn, even before it was cool. Jen could always fill a room with her unmistakable laugh and her voice was truly one of a kind. She treasured her Cabbage Patch Kid collection and was always down for a nostalgic 80's movie or 80's music dance party.

Jen's true love was her family. She counted her sister as her best friend in the entire world and they often joked about dancing with each other to "Mad About You" at their weddings. She always loved a good family party and loved her cousins like brothers and sisters. She considered her aunts as 2nd mothers.
Her children were her greatest achievements and the lights of her life.
Jen struggled immensely after the death of father and never got over his loss. We find comfort in knowing she is now at peace and finally with her Dad again.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her two sons, Robert J. "RJ" Antonucci and John "Jack" Prince and her sister Jessica R. Donaldson and husband Jared of Wakefield. She was the granddaughter of Lorraine (McWhinnie) Sheppard of Stoneham and the late Bertram Sheppard. She was also the aunt of Jordan and Sydney Donaldson. She leaves behind countless friends, loving aunts, uncles and cousins. In addition to her father Keith, she is predeceased by her grandparents John and Beverly Curley (Armstrong), her great Grammy Mabel (McWhinnie), her beloved Papa, Bertram Sheppard, and her stepfather Brian Sweetland.

Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint Joseph Church, 173 Albion Street, Wakefield on Wednesday September 8th at 11:30 am. Interment will follow at Forest Glade Cemetery in Wakefield. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Avenue, Wakefield on Tuesday September 7th from 4-8pm.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Karen, My heart goes out to you and family. You will always carry with you all the
great memories together you shared. Again so very sorry for your loss. Sending you love
Kim Giuliano Baker, friend

Posted by Kim Giuliano Baker - East Kingston, NH - Friend   September 15, 2021

Dear Karen,
My deepest heartfelt condolences over the loss of your beautiful girl. She looks so much like you. There are no words Sending you love and hugs. Linda

Posted by Linda Lazzaro-Sutherland - Amherst, NH - Friend   September 10, 2021

Sending my sympathy, love and hugs to Jennifer's family and friends....May her light shine down from the stars...

Posted by christine beaudry - waltham, MA - Acquaintance   September 07, 2021

Posted by Alissa R. - Andover, MA - friend   September 04, 2021

Posted by Alissa R. - Andover, MA - friend   September 04, 2021

So sad to hear about Jen's passing. Sorry for your loss Jess & family.

Posted by Alissa R. - Andover, MA - friend   September 04, 2021

My deepest sympathy to Jen's family. I have such wonderful memories of Jen in high school and playing field hockey. She made us all laugh and smile. She was a special member of a very special team. My sympathy to her teammates as well. I am out of the country and not able to attend the services, but my heart will be there. May she Rest In Peace.

Posted by Jan Johnston - Wakefield, MA - Teacher   September 04, 2021

To Karen Jessica and Family. Condolences to All. Jenn was a beautiful girl. We have many memories of her❤ May she fly high with the Angels and RIP

Posted by Linda Stevenson - Melrose, MA - Friend   September 03, 2021

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