Celebrating the life of Mabel Cureton all service has been set as private!
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Entrusted to Donato Askew Memorial Home
Mabel Cureton was born in 1924 to Roland and Theresa Boyd in Fair Haven, NJ. She attended and graduated from the Fisk Street primary school in Fair Haven in 1938. Mabel graduated from Rumson Fair Haven high school in 1942. After graduation, she contributed to the war effort of World War II by manufacturing parachutes at a factory in Red Bank. At the end of World War II Mabel worked at Fort Monmouth for five years. In 1951, she was employed at Blue Cross in Newark, NJ where she received several commendations for her work. Shortly thereafter she met the love of her life George Cureton and in 1961 they married. The couple settled in East Orange, NJ and began a family with the birth of their son Gerard. The family later moved with their young son to Little Silver to be closer to Mabel’s family in Fair Haven.
Mabel was a devoted lifelong member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Red Bank, NJ where she held several positions on the vestry including financial secretary and junior warden. She was always there for her church and her devotion was endless if there was a project to be done, she was more than willing to do it.
Mabel and George loved to travel. They traveled by plane and ship to enjoy the sun and visited several Caribbean Islands. Mabel loved to sew and enjoyed making all her own clothes. She also loved to bake pound cakes and several types of pies all of which would make everybody smile.
Mabel was a kindhearted person who would give you the shirt off her back. She had a positive influence on anybody she met.
She will be going home to be with her beloved George, her mother and father, her brothers Clifton and Benjamin. Mabel is survived by her son Gerard and daughter-in-law Lisa of Little Silver, her granddaughter Amani, her sister Gloria of Fair Haven, her brother Roland of Florida, her sister Patty Ann and brother in-law Robert of Florida and countless nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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