OBIT: Jami Curley, 48, Mother of Two, Worked at Hosmer School

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Jami Curley

Jami (Erickson) Curley, age 48 of Watertown, passed away on Thursday January 12, 2023. Beloved wife to Chris Curley. Devoted mother of Colin & Jack Curley.

Loving daughter of Janice Erickson & the late James and daughter in law of Karen & Richard Curley. Dear sister of Jon Erickson & sister in law to Cassandra Erickson, Patrick & Sherry Curley, Elizabeth Curley and Mary Plummer & Robert Plummer. She also leaves behind many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews & friends. 

Family and friends are welcome to come celebrate Jami’s life by gathering for visiting hours in the Nardone Funeral Home, 373 Main St. Watertown on Sunday January 22, 2023 from 2-5 PM and again on Monday January 23, 2023 at 11 AM for a funeral home service. Burial to follow in Ridgelawn Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers please make donations to:


1420 K Street, NW, 7th Floor
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See the Online tribute wall on Nardone Funeral Home’s website by clicking here.

The Hosmer Elementary School sent out the following information about Jami:

Today we learned of the passing of one of our beloved community members, Mrs. Jami Curley. Mrs. Curley was our Building Substitute and, prior to that, she was a Lunch Aide. Most importantly, she was a Hosmer mom of two boys and a friend to many.

Mrs. Curley was a kind and dependable person who took care of all of our Hosmer children. She stepped in wherever and whenever needed. At some point or another, she has likely worked with every one of our students.

Members of our school’s Critical Incident Team have met with teachers and staff to support adults and to provide training and resources in helping children during times of loss. In accordance with our training with Maria Trozzi (M.Ed, Director of the nationally renowned Good Grief Program at Boston Medical Center), homeroom teachers will inform all students that Mrs. Curley has died of cancer during Morning Meeting on Tuesday.

We have carefully crafted developmentally appropriate messages that provide factual information in the most comforting way possible. Our staff has also generated lists of students that we think may need some extra attention – either because they knew Mrs. Curley and her family well, or because they may be dealing with challenging situations pertaining to their own lives/families.

We encourage you to talk to your children about this loss before they return to school. We have included two informative resources below: a chart of some typical understandings of death and different developmental stages and a resource from “The Children’s Room” in Arlington about how to talk to children about death. We hope that these will be helpful resources to you.

We care about you. We care about our students.

With a grateful heart,
Erin Moulton, Principal

A Meal Train campaign has been set up for the Curley family to provide meals. See more details here:

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