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Margaret J. (Curran) Nemeth

1935 - 2020


Margaret J. “Tootie” Nemeth, 85, of South Bend, passed away Monday, November 23, 2020 at the Hearth at Juday Creek.  She was born February 27, 1935 in South Bend to the late James and Leona Marie (Straub) Curran.  On November 23, 1957 in South Bend, Margaret married Robert “Bob” E. Nemeth, who preceded her in death on March 3, 2016.  She lived most of her married life in Swanson Highlands and was blessed with a multitude of neighborhood friends....

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greg ginocchio

November 26, 2020 9:39 AM

I worked in the band building for work study with Tootie, doing mailings and helping out the directors with anything they needed.  Her "Tootie Treats" were legend; kids in band even when they had nothing going on in the band building that day would stop in just to see her and gets some YUMMY treats.  She was an efficient, well-spoken, loving boss and a no-nonsense but always warm Hoosier.  I learned what that term meant from her, coming from West Coast.  She loved talking about her travels with Bob with me and hearing all my stories about my family and life on campus.  We were always working, but she was always listening and giving sage advice.  I truly cried when I heard she passed.  She was the best boss I ever had. 

Andrea Ericson Yawman

November 25, 2020 9:26 PM

I will always remember Tootie's sweet smile and kind words every time I walked into the band office as a student more than 35 years ago. Sending prayers for her family to find comfort in fond memories of her.

Mary Pat Haaf

November 24, 2020 9:24 PM

So sorry to hear about Tottie’s passing. I knew her through Jeff & Fran. We spent some fun afternoons together while she visited them in Greensboro. She was a fun & very delightful woman. So glad I got to know her & hear about her time at Notre Dame.
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Deacon Steve Petrill, ND '90

November 24, 2020 9:09 PM

I was in the band at Notre Dame and have such fond memories of Tootie.  No matter what she was always unfailingly warm and kind; and the smile in her photo captures my memory of her perfectly. My deepest condolences to her friends and family.   May God grant Margaret eternal rest, and may perpetual light shine upon her.      

Karen Putt

November 24, 2020 8:56 PM

I’m sorry to hear of Tootie’s passing. As a student worker and then as a friend after I graduated, I always enjoyed hearing updates about her family and her travels over lunch at Lula’s. We lost touch over the years, but she would still pop into my mind. You can’t be from my era and think of the Notre Dame Band without thinking of Tootie. She was loved by all.

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