Ellen J. Curia

July 30, 1923 - December 8, 2013

07/30/1923 - 12/08/2013

Curia, Ellen “Ella” Jean, of Moundsville, WV, died Sunday, December 8, 2013 at home, with her daughters at her side.
She was born July 30, 1923 in Everson, WV, a daughter of the late Domenick and Alice Bombardiere.
Ellen was a retired employee of Reynolds Memorial Hospital and a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Moundsville. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, whose greatest joy was caring for her family. Her selfless devotion and unceasing support will never be forgotten by those who loved her.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Curia; a son, Frank Curia; a grandson, John D. Curia; and four siblings.
Ellen was the proud mother of seven children: Joe Barbe Curia of Clarksburg, WV, John Debbie Curia of Chester, VA, Frank Curia deceased, daughter-in-law, Kathy of St. Albans, WV, Chris Curia of San Antonio, TX, Kathy Davidson of Glen Dale, WV, Mary Curia of Moundsville and Sam Linda Curia of Westerville, OH. Also surviving are fifteen grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews, including Susan Reid, Bob and Diane Bombard and Alice Rae McDougal.
Ellen was an avid Pirate, Mountaineer, Fighting Irish and Wheeling Nailers fan. She enjoyed reading, playing cards, embroidering and word search puzzles. Picnics and vacations at the beach were treasured family times. Family and friends devoured her pepperoni rolls, spaghetti and meatballs, and Easter bread. She was actively involved in the lives of her grandchildren, attending sporting events, dance recitals, cheering competitions and band and choral concerts. All who knew her were touched by her kindness and beautiful smile.
The family extends deep appreciation and thanks to special helpers, Becky and Annie aka “Ruth.” Also, thanks to Kathleen Frome and the lab at Reynolds Memorial Hospital, for always treating our Mom with respect and kindness.
Friends will be received from 1-9 pm Tuesday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville where Rosary devotions will be held at 8:00 pm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Moundsville
Entombment in Mt. Calvary Mausoleum, Wheeling.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Soup Kitchen of Greater Wheeling, Inc. P.O. Box 546, Wheeling, WV 26003 or to the St. Francis Xavier Renovation Fund.
Online condolences may be expressed at altmeyer.com.

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Greg Rowe
7 years ago

Coach Curia

So sorry to read of the passing of you mom. I’m sure she was a very special person to many people. Thinking of you and your family.

nancy pettit
7 years ago

Curia Family,As you go through your loss, hold onto those precious memories that will always keep her near to your heart. With deepest sympathy and prayers, Nancy Bombardiere Pettit

Nan Collins
7 years ago

Dear Debbie and John, and Ellen’s entire family: We send our deepest sympathy to you for the loss of your dear, sweet mom! She was a wonderful lady who brought so much joy to so many of us! She will be missed by so many, but so much more by her children, so I pray that God gives you comfort! Love from Nan and Maggie

Ann Shook
7 years ago

Dear Sam & family, We are sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. We know she had to be a great lady to raise such a wonderful family. You are all in our prayers. God bless, Ann & Jerry

Leslie Rittenhouse
7 years ago

Ellen was a great woman. Doug and I so enjoyed our time with her during her visits to Sam and Linda’s home. Her quiet one-liners left us laughing. She will always hold a very special place in our hearts.

Jim Suter
7 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss.God Bless you all. Jim Suter

Dennis Bombardiere
7 years ago

Joe and the entire family. We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. We just learned of her passing in the newspaper today. I have many great memories from our family get-togethers, especially around Christmas time. Dennis and Pamela Bombardiere

Jay Knapp
7 years ago

Joe, John, Chris, and Sam,

Very sorry about your mom. My thoughts and sympathy go out to you, your sisters, and your families.

Melodee Hursey
7 years ago

Kathy and family. So sorry for your loss. Please know that I’m just a phone call away, Kathy. Melodee

Jennifer Logan
7 years ago


You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. My coldolences for your loss.

Jennifer Logan

7 years ago

Kathy, I am so sorry to hear about you and your family’s loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time. Take care. Delena

Joe & Terri Webb
7 years ago

Kathy,Mary and Family,

Joe and I were so sad to hear of the loss of your loving “Mother”.

It is so very hard to lose someone so dear to us. Please know your all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Always in our hearts, Terri and Joe


Cathy Baker Childers
7 years ago

So saddened to hear of Ellen’s passing. The Curia Family showed my family BJ Baker great hospitality the day we moved to Moundsville. Joe and Ellen opened their home to us and Ellen served her famous spaghetti. We all cherished their friendship. My deepest condolences.

Paul & Jennifer Hebert
7 years ago

We were saddened when we found out about the passing of our neighbor Ellen. Our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of this great woman, she will be missed and remembered by many.