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Curley Mae Peters
September 3, 2023
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Curley Mae Peters (Joseph), affectionately known as Aunt Curley, 92, of Hartford CT entered eternal rest on Sunday, September 3, 2023, at Riverside Health and Rehabilitation Center where she resided the last 10 years.
Born June 9.1931, in Americus Ga. She was the daughter of the late Cleveland Joseph and Annie Mae (Reynolds). She moved to Hartford CT in the 1960's. Upon settling here, she was instrumental in bringing her parents and siblings here.
Aunt Curley was hired by the town of West Hartford as Head Custodian at Hall High School for over 30 years where she established lifelong friendships with administrators, teachers and students alike. She was highly regarded and respected. She retired in 1986 and later became a bus monitor for Dattco Bus Co.
Some of her favorite hobbies included gardening where she grew an array of vegetables and flowers. She also enjoyed spending time at the Senior Center in Hartford. Aunt Curley was a God-fearing, hard working woman of integrity. She was the matriarch of the family. She was a member of Old Ship of Zion Baptist Church in Hartford and later, the Church of The Most High God where her mother was a founding member.
Burial will be in Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield, CT.
Aunt Curley was predeceased by her husband, James "Pete" Peters, stepchildren, James, Nada, and Alberta. Three brothers, Pete, Joe, and McArthur, and two sisters, Helen, and Betty.
She is survived by stepdaughter Odell, daughter Karen (Donovan) and son Robert. Two sisters, Evelyn and Carolyn, a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
She will be greatly missed.