Cornelia McCurley

July 25, 1918June 13, 2014

Cornelia (Ceal) Mc Curley (nee Smits), aged 95, of Paramus, NJ passed away on Friday, June 13, 2014. A visitation will at Becker Funeral Home, 219 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, NJ on Monday, June June 16th from 10-11, with interment to follow at Laurel Grove Cemetery, Totowa, NJ.

Born in Paterson, Mrs. McCurley lived in Clifton, NJ for many years until the early 1980’s when she moved to Whiting, NJ. She and her sister Margaret (deceased) were active members of the Ocean County Evangelical Free Church volunteering for numerous committees and church activities. Aunt “Ceal” was a wonderful cook and baker. She took great pleasure in preparing meals and “goodies” for others and also enjoyed knitting, embroidery and other crafts. Fiercely independent, she valiantly fought both the loss of her hearing and eyesight to remain in her own home.

Cornelia was predeceased by her husband William, sisters Marge Sanders, Lena Prommel, Bertha Van Kalsbeck, and Margaret Smits and brothers John and Cornelius. She is survived by her sister Tona , brother-in-law Jack VanKalsbeck and her beloved nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews.


  • Visitation Monday, June 16, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, June 16, 2014
  • Committal Service Monday, June 16, 2014

Cornelia McCurley

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