Phyllis Curnick

Obituary of Phyllis R. Curnick

Phyllis Kress Curnick Irondequoit, NY. June 12, 2023, at the age of 89. It is with deep sorrow and much love that the family of Phyllis announces her passing. She is remembered as a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Phyllis was predeceased by her mother and father, Hattie and Clarence Kress, and sister Lorraine Beane. Phyllis is survived by her devoted husband of 66 years, Harry J. Curnick, and children: Kathie E. Curnick (Michael Shaffer) of Erving, MA; Michael Curnick (Julie) of Ten Mile, TN; Patricia Curnick of Rochester, NY; Susan Stalls (Ben) of Irondequoit, NY; and David Curnick (Sandi) of Concord, MA. She leaves behind five grandchildren: Jameson Curnick (Angelina Varagona) of Smyrna, TN, Christopher Curnick (Charline) of Atlanta, GA; Rachel Stalls of Irondequoit, NY; Benjamin Stalls of West Lafayette, IN; and Luke Curnick of Concord, MA. Phyllis is also survived by her sister, Carole Mulhern and many nieces and nephews. Phyllis was not just a gardener, but a true horticulturalist; she loved her garden and yard, and knew all plants. Phyllis, with Harry, brought up their children to appreciate family fun, which did not have to be expensive. Travels to Henderson Harbor, Vermont, Canada, the backyard pool and cookouts always created stories and laughter. Family events with cousins were particularly special. Phyllis was the best cheerleader for countless school events, sporting activities, dances, bake sales…always including her children's friends. Traveling to various colleges, graduations, weddings and her children's new homes as her children became adults. To her a close family was the key to a happy life. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Margaret Mary Church (401 Rogers Pkwy, Rochester, NY 14617) on August 25, 2023 at 10:00 AM. Immediately following the service the family welcomes you to Harris Family Center (570 Kings Highway South, Rochester, New York 14617) for light refreshments, a toast to a life well-lived and to share memories and condolences. In lieu of flowers (though Phyllis loved them!), please do an act of kindness for an elderly neighbor who needs a friend, or donate to: Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester or Lollypop Farm / Humane Society of Greater Rochester.