Anita Joy Currin

October 7, 1932July 1, 2018

Anita Joy Anderson Currin was born on October 7, 1932 in Wewoka, OK to Dovie and W.P. Anderson. She graduated from Wewoka High School and from the University of Oklahoma, where she was a member of the Alpha Phi sorority. While at OU, she met the love of her life, James “Doc” Currin. At the time of his death in 2017, they had been married for 64 years. Anita is survived by four children, Jeff, Sarah, John and Rachel, 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was regarded by her extended family as the matriarch of the Andersons. She died on July 1, 2018 in Stamford, CT. Anita was a glorious woman who lit up any room she entered. She had a zest for life, a love for her family and a dedication to teaching piano to generations of young people. She taught private lessons at home as well as New Canaan Country School. This gift of music will be a large part of her legacy and the indelible mark she left on her world. Services will be Friday, July 6 at 10 AM at Bethany Assembly of God at 2 Scofieldtown Road with burial at Fairfield Memorial Park, where she will again be by the side of her beloved Jim. Charitable donations may be made to Special Music School of the Kaufman Center, or the charity of your choice. You may leave condolence messages at or in care of Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, Stamford CT, 203-327-1313.


  • Funeral Service Friday, July 6, 2018

Anita Joy Currin

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Janet Heisel

July 5, 2018

My dear Anita is gone and I am out of town. We had so many plans to get together after I was widowed two months ago.
We shared many special times and conversation in the "secret garden" and a few drinks.
The most precious gift you can give yourself is a good friend. My previous gift is gone and I pray for her and her family. Love, Janet

Beth and Howard Edelman

July 4, 2018

I've known Anita since I was a teenager, but later in life, we became so close I felt we were family. Her insights, tenderness, and pure fascination about all things brought my husband and me tremendous joy, and I've changed for the better as a result of knowing her. I can only hope I gave her pleasure during the time we spent together. Anita and I made many plans, which will never come to fruition, so my husband and I must be grateful for the all to short time we had with her. I will remember her forever, and love her always.

Bridget S

July 3, 2018

Mrs. Currin was a loving soul and she will be greatly missed. She taught my sister and me piano for years, and she was always so inquisitive and wise. She always wanted to know what we were up to and all about our lives. She also often gave us advice on all kinds of life matters. She hosted us for years at piano recitals at her home and was always an amazing host providing lovely bites and beverages. She wanted her guests to have the best time and she always made an effort to make her rounds to welcome everyone to her home.

I’m so sorry to hear of her passing but I am sure her spirit will live on.


Hilary Stock

July 3, 2018

I am so saddened to hear of the loss of the beloved Mrs. Currin. She was such an integral and memorable part of my childhood from beautiful recitals in her lovely home, to color coded and decorated notepads with my music assignments, to her enthusiasm and all around zest for life. May God engulf her family with love and comfort during this difficult time. Sending all my condolences, thoughts and prayers.

-Hilary Stock