Mary Alice Curley

December 12, 1932February 9, 2018

Mary Alice Curley (nee Crowley) passed away naturally February 9, 2018. She is predeceased by her beloved late husband Thomas Curley. She is survived by her loving children, Suzanne (Irv) McFarland, Mary Pat Mignogna, Maureen Bruno, Kathleen (Kevin) Zelinsky, Pat (Patrice) Curley, Molly (Joe) Fleming along with 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Mary Alice was a loving wife, dedicated mother, grandmother and friend to all. Her selfless nature crafted a life time passion of helping improve the lives of others by donating her time and resources. She was a faithful fan and supporter of her husbands renowned football coaching career, the foundations he supported and of course the football games.

Mary Alice owned and operated Collingswood Book Trader on Haddon Avenue for 30 years. During that time she developed many friendships and was lovingly known as ‘The Lady on Haddon Ave’. She was a faithful parishioner of Sacred Heart Church in Camden where she attended for many years. She enjoyed to read, garden and most of all cherished spending her time with her family.

Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Visitation taking place at BLAKE-DOYLE Funeral Home, 226 W Collings Ave, Collingswood, NJ 08108 on Thursday February 15, 2018 6:00-8:00PM. A Memorial Mass will take place the following morning, Friday February 16 at 10:30AM at St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish, St. John Church; 809 Park Ave, Collingswood, NJ. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests donations be made to Sacred Heart School, 1739 Ferry Ave., Camden, NJ 08104 in memory of Mary Alice Curley. Please leave your remembrances of Mary Alice on


  • Memorial Visitation Thursday, February 15, 2018
  • Memorial Mass Friday, February 16, 2018

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Loretta Hauber

February 19, 2018

Mary Alice was a loving, friendly person, who always had time for anyone who came into the Book Trader. She was also a great hostess--those St. Pat's parties were the place to be! Tom and I have missed her these past number of years at the bookstore, and will now surely miss her as she goes to her heavenly home. God bless her, and the Curley family.
Tom and Loretta Hauber

John Porvaznik

February 18, 2018

My sincere condolences to your family. I remember how nice your mother was way, way back when I was a player for your Dad at Audubon '69. Your parents are dancin' the jig together in Eagles green. Your family was blessed to have such great parents. Peace be with you.

Annette Herceg

February 15, 2018

I remember your mom as such a sweet person when I went into the Book Store. I made a trip there to get summer reading and she always helped me. We talked about the books and chatted about my boys who went to school with Kathleen's and what they were up to. I hope she is watching a game up there with your dad.
Annette Herceg

Andre Taliaferro

February 15, 2018

My condolences to the family of Ms. Curley. She was always gracious, great to be around and I always looked forward to that "little peck on the check" she gave when we met at ATF events. While I certainly understand she will be missed by the family, she, like Coach Curley, will surely by missed by all who ever had the privilege and pleasure to meet her. May she rest in peace.


Andre Taliaferro

John Kendall

February 14, 2018

My sincere condolences to the family.

John and Patti Berger

February 14, 2018

Dear Suzanne and Irv, I'm so sorry for you loss. Having lost my mother last summer I know first hand the sadness you are feeling. Celebrate the wonderful memories you have of her. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your extended family.
John and Patti Berger

Julie Dengler

February 14, 2018

I love love loved going to the Collingswood Book Trader and talking with Mrs. Curley while browsing the shelves. Her personality matched the warm sunshine in that window and I will remember that location that way forever! God bless her and all of her loved ones. She was a wonderful lady!

Loretta Tiberi

February 14, 2018

We were neighbors and friends for 47 years. I miss you, Mary Alice. I hope you have white lilacs in heaven.

February 14, 2018

A lifetime of wonderful memories that began when Mary Alice and I were in the 6th grade at St. Theresa School in Wilkes-Barre along with Patsy Crowley, and continued through our marriages, beginning our families and wonderful get togethers at each others homes through the years. I will always cherish the memories of the good times. My love to all of you Curley children and my prayers for dear Mary Alice.
Barbara Ormsby

Debbie Saxton

February 14, 2018

I am so sad to read of Mommy's passing, we are better people for knowing her. I'm terrible sorry for your loss. I see her hand in hand with Coach and she is truly happy now. Until we all meet again, May God hold them in the hollow of his hand and Bless your whole family with love...Debbie "The Crossing Guard"