Obituary – Mrs. Annamma Kurian

With sadness and the hope of the resurrection, we inform you of the passing of Mrs. Annamma Kurian (90), mother-in-law of Mr. George (Joey) Abraham and grandmother of Fr Kuriakose Alex Abraham and Michael Abraham.

We offer our condolences to the family of the grieving. May ammachi’s memory be eternal.

Funeral Information:

August 3 (Tuesday) at Memorial Funeral Home, 155 South Ave, Fanwood NJ 07023

Viewing starting at 10am to Noon

Service to begin at noon and immediately after proceeding to the Burial grounds at Hillside Cemetery in Scotch Plains NJ.

Reception to follow the Services @ 8 Country Ln Edison NJ 08820


Mrs. Annamma Kurian (Podiamma), daughter of Late P.V. Varghese and Late Mrs. Mariamma Varghese was born on October 21th, 1931 in Kumbanad, Kerala, India.

Annamma completed her Bachelor of Science degree from College of Nursing, Vellore, Kerala and began her Nursing career in Bhopal. After her marriage to Mr. Kurian V. Kurian in 1956 and raised her children in Bhopal and Gwalior until she moved to the United States in 1974. After retirement as a Registered Nurse, she loved to embark on numerous trips through the world. She was often the life of the party with her witty sense of humor. She loved to be with family and friends and was always entertaining. Any time the opportunity arose to sing, she took it. She loved music and dancing, but especially sharing that joy she felt with others.

Her husband V. K Kurian and her daughter Susan Abraham predecease Annamma. She will be deeply missed by her son in law, Abraham George, her daughters, Mary Kurian, and her husband Sabu George, Alice Kurian Hadley and her husband Rodney Hadley, and her son Sunny Kurian and wife Tricia Kurian. Left behind are, her grand children, Michael Abraham, Fr. Kuriakose Alex Abraham and wife Shinta Sarah Abraham, Sarah Javois and husband Noel Javois, Jonathan Yearwood, Becky George, Beth George, David Hadley, Rachel Hadley, Matthew Hadley, and Jacob Kurian. She also leaves behind her great grand daughter, Laya Ire Javois.

She is survived by her brother Joy Varghese, sister-in-law Mani Varghese, and their children. Predeceased are her sister Saramma Varghese, and her husband V.K Varghese, survived by their children. Predeceased is also her brother Varghese P. Mathew, survived by her sister-in-law Aleyamma Mathew, and their children.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Annamma Kurian to Martinsville Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 296, Martinsville NJ 08836.


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