Official Obituary of

Barbara Ann Curry

October 5, 1937 ~ March 9, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Barbara Curry Obituary

Barbara Ann Zupon Curry, a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, passed away surrounded by her loving family in Opelika, Alabama on March 9, 2024. Born in Dysart, Pennsylvania on October 5, 1937 to Joseph and Anna Zupon, Barbara's journey was marked by her faith, love, and commitment to her family.  She was affectionately known as “Tootsie” while growing up in Pennsylvania, and later in life her grandchildren revived that nickname for her.

Barbara's career began as a traveling nurse which took her to various places including Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Washington DC. She joined the service as a nurse at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida where she met Don Curry who was a doctor at the same base.  Together they built a life in Opelika, Alabama and raised four children.  After all of her children reached school age, she opened Currys women’s clothing store which she ran for nearly three decades.

Barbara was a devout Catholic and member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Her faith meant everything to her and guided her in everything she did.  Whenever prayers were needed, friends and family always came to her first because they knew of her profound relationship with the Lord.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Dr. Benjamin Donald Curry.  Barbara's legacy is carried on by her children - Chris Curry, Jason (Paige) Curry, Anna (Beau) Newman, and John (Jenice) Curry; her grandchildren - Gracen, Ethan, Lucy, Peyton, and Ben; her brothers – Joe “Junior” (Pat) Zupon and Eugene “Smiley” Zupon; her sister-in-law Becky Curry Duke; and numerous nieces and nephews.  The entire family will miss her deeply.

The family invites those who knew Barbara to join them in celebrating her life at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 12pm on Thursday, March 14th, followed by Mass at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church in Opelika or to East Alabama Food Bank honoring Barbara's deep commitment to her faith and her community.

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March 14, 2024

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home
1500 Frederick Road
Opelika, AL 36801

Funeral Service
March 14, 2024

1:00 PM
Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home
1500 Frederick Road
Opelika, AL 36801


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