Mary Beth (Walrath) Curtin “MB”

Walrath - Rochester Cremation

Mary Beth (Walrath) Curtin “MB”, 68, of Rochester, NY went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 29, 2022.

Born on July 30, 1954 to Rose and John Walrath, Mary Beth always had a great love and pride for her family. She was a graduate of St. Agnes High School ‘72 and SUNY Geneseo ‘76. She spent many years raising her children and keeping very busy volunteering at their schools and extracurricular activities, and then went on to work in the Advancement Office at Our Lady of Mercy and YWCA. She was involved in several ministries at her church, was an avid gardener, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially her grandchildren.

Mary Beth was a devoted and loving mother to and survived by her children Erin Dahn Curtin-Telesca (Donald), Kevin Richard Curtin, Alison Rose Schultz (Billy); grandchildren Gabriel Michael, Damian Richard, and Isaiah Phillip Telesca, and McKenna Beth Schultz. She is also survived by her brothers Jerry Walrath (Sandi), Sam Walrath (Pam), Joe Walrath, Chris Walrath (Nancy), her sisters Lucia Walrath, Rose Tice (Del), Joan Thomas (Dave), Julie Cervini (Rick), her twin Mary Jo Rizzo (Len), Teresa Walrath (Shelby Patrick), and sisters-in-law Betty Walrath, Missa Curtin Matte, and Kathy Curtin Bartholomew, as well as many many nieces, nephews and friends.

She is predeceased by her parents Rose and John Walrath, brother Dahn Walrath, nephews Bryan Cervini, Christopher Thomas and Peter Walrath, great niece Alexis Rizzo, mother and father-in-law Richard and Carol Curtin, sister-in-law Carol Walrath, brothers-in-law Robert Matte, Michael Curtin, and Ken Bartholomew.

There will be a Memorial Service at Open Door Baptist Church, 350 Scottsville-Chili Rd, Churchville, NY 14428 on Tuesday, November 1st at 5pm. The family will receive friends at 4pm. There will be a small reception following the service. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Coreluv where her beloved nephew John Rizzo serves the Lord in defending the Orphan. or 502 W Montgomery Suite 411, Willis, TX 77378.

12 Condolences

  1. Barbara Dembs on October 30, 2022 at 6:27 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you Erin and you entire family. Hugs.
    Barbara and Mark

  2. Annie meehan on October 30, 2022 at 9:45 pm

    Erin and family- I am truly sorry to hear of your loss. I am sending thoughts and prayers your way. -Annie smith meehan

    • Marian Bunce Mindorff on October 31, 2022 at 7:13 am

      My most sincerest sympathies to all the Walrath family. I have the most fond memories of MB, MJ and I growing up. I will cherish those always. You have an amazing family and I’m sure you surrounded Mary Beth with much love and devotion. Although I am saddened that she has gone too soon, she is free and joyful now. I will miss her and her sweet and gentle caring ways. Much love to all her friends and family.

  3. Gail (DiStefano) Micheaux on October 31, 2022 at 8:26 am

    My heart breaks for all of Mary Beth’s family. My sincere condolences and prayers to all and may she Rest In Peace.

  4. Patti Doerr on October 31, 2022 at 8:45 am

    Very sad to hear of Mary Beth’s passing- she was always so kind to me. I’ll keep all of you in my prayers.
    Patti Doerr

  5. Kathy Hanna on October 31, 2022 at 10:00 am

    So very sorry to hear of Mary Beth’s passing. I enjoyed her friendship very much while our children were together in school. She was a bright light. Sending love and prayers to the entire family. May she rest in God’s Peace. Kathy Hanna

  6. Cathy Crane, Mary, Annie, Maggie and Mike on October 31, 2022 at 10:11 am

    I was very sad to hear that your Mom is gone. Such good memories of Seton and Children’s Choir. She was so proud of you singing the Gloria!! God bless you all.

  7. Kristy Schulenberg on October 31, 2022 at 3:12 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of Aunt Mary Beth. She was such a sweet, caring person and has raised wonderful children.

  8. Mary Wilson on November 1, 2022 at 5:22 pm

    Dearest Erin, how very sorry to learn of your Moms death. But I truly believe , that she is calm & peaceful in the warmth of” her very best friend, Jesus “ you are always in my heart!🌹

  9. Norah Bayer on November 1, 2022 at 5:47 pm

    Our love and sympathy are extended to all, especially to you, Erin, Kevin and Ali. Your mom was truly a lovely and good woman always ready to stop and share a kind word and heartfelt concern and always an important part of life at Our Lady of Lourdes as were all of you. We missed her when she left Brighton but know her life was full because of you. Love from the Bayers

  10. Debbie Vandyk on November 2, 2022 at 7:28 am

    Marybeth and I were friends in high school. My thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time. She is now at peace.

  11. Debra Drickel Freeman on November 2, 2022 at 5:13 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Mary Beth’s passing. I went to grammar school with Mary Beth and Mary Jo. Hung around the neighborhood. My sympathy goes out to her sisters and brothers and children.

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