SOUTH ROYALTON — There will be a celebration of life for Constance B. Clark, 90, best known as Connie, Mom, Nana, and Gram, who died Aug. 12 at Brookside Nursing Home in White River Junction, on Sept. 22 at 1 p.m. at Stuart Clark Jr.’s residence, located on Roberts Road in South Royalton, VT.
She entered this world on July 9, 1922 to her proud parents, Charles N. and M. Helen Brown.
She lived most of her youth in Mystic, CT and graduated from Robert Fitch High School in Groton, CT. She then graduated from Katharine Gibbs College in Providence, RI and worked at General Dynamics.
She soon met and fell in love with Stuart D. Clark, and they married on Jan. 20, 1944. They moved to Florida, where Stuart was stationed, and shortly thereafter he was called to duty in Salpan, Japan during WWII. While Stuart was overseas, their first baby boy was born, and when Stuart came home from the war, they soon added four more children to their family.
Connie worked as a secretary for the Ledyard, CT School System, to always be near her children. She worked there until her retirement in 1980.
She is survived by her children, Stuart Clark Jr. of South Royalton, Pamela Clark of Simpsonville, S.C., Gail Fontaine of Ledyard, CT., Patricia Pierson of South Royalton and Jeff (Buck) Clark of Strafford and his wife Jen. Her children, 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren will miss her dearly. Connie will be forever remembered as putting her family first and foremost, and her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren promise here that they will emulate this characteristic as parents and grandparents.
She was predeceased by her husband, Stuart D. Clark, a daughter-in-law, Gail L. Clark and son-in-law, Alan Fontaine. She will be greatly missed, but Connie would be the first to say, “If I don’t go home, I can never come back.” The family looks forward to her coming back for a visit in their dreams!
Contributions may be made to the Royalton Memory Library, PO Box 179, South Royalton, 05068.
Online condolences may be left at www.dayfunerals.com
This obituary first appeared in the August 23, 2012 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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