SHARON formerly of Bethel — Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 4 at 1 p.m. at the United Church of Bethel for Constance “Connie” Stearns, 96, who died April 25 at Gifford Medical Center in Randolph. Pastor Thomas Harty will officiate. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Bethel. There are no calling hours.
She was born Oct. 7, 1917 in Rochester, daughter of Lewis and Florence (Hodgkins) Curtis.
Connie attended Rochester schools and graduated from Rochester High School in 1936.
She was married to Stanley “Stub” Stearns on May 22, 1937 in Bethel. Mr. Stearns died in 1980.
She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, cross-stitching, reading and was an avid fan for her family’s extra curricular activities whether it be sports, music or drama. She was a member of the United Church of Bethel and the Unity Circle.
She is survived by a son Dennis Stearns of Bethel; two daughters; Sandra Green of Grand Isle and Carleen Stearns of Winterport, Maine; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by four brothers; Paul, Thomas, Maxwell and Kenneth Curtis; and a sister Eleanor Raymond.
Memorial contributions may be made to the United Church of Bethel c/o Larry Nobile, 63 Bicentennial Lane, Bethel, VT 05032. Online condolences may be left at www.dayfunerals.com
Arrangements are under the direction of the Day Funeral Home, Randolph.
This obituary first appeared in the May 3, 2014 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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