Constance “Conny” Noonan, 82, passed away on February 9, 2021 at home in West Hartford, CT surrounded by family. Conny was born in Presque Isle, Maine on November 4, 1938 to Ralph and Cecile Carrier. Predeceased by her parents and five younger siblings.
Conny was a loving wife to Robert “Bob” Noonan for 61 years - sole mates through and through, and designed by fate - a “dare” had Conny agreeing to a first date. A loving mother to Paul (wife: Melanie), Peter (wife: Theresa), Karen and Susan. Predeceased by her second eldest son, Peter. It gives the family great comfort to know they are together again. She was a proud Grandmother to John, Thomas, Sara, Samantha, Megan, Jason and Nicholas, and Great-grandmother to Hayden, Wyatt and Hunter. Conny was also a beloved “Auntie CaCa” to her Zalucki nieces and nephew, who considered her a second mother since Conny and her sister Joyce instilled the importance of family to all their children.
For many years, Conny worked at Society for Savings Bank. She loved seeing her regular customers and laughing it up with her favorite coworker Barbara. Following that, she regularly babysat for a few lucky families and to no surprise was quickly regarded as a surrogate-grandmother to many. Conny cherished her time with her kids and equally loved them back.
Conny loved fiercely, was beautiful, stoic, smart and unapologetically herself. She treasured her family and friends above everything else, followed closely by all the small knick-knacks and choochkies she collected and saved in a safe-spot never to be seen again. Conny was a fighter and looked damn good doing it; Poland Spring water in hand and wearing her blue-knit cancer hat during her first fight with Lymphoma in 2015. Conny was kind-hearted, strong, and loved a bit of good gossip. Among her amazing qualities, Conny had a magical green-thumb and could make any plant or flower bloom and grow. She could also sense when a camera was around during family gatherings and was rarely caught looking directly at the lens; she triumphed with a stubborn smirk.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, February 12, 2021, 10:00am at St. Peter Claver in West Hartford, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center Closer to Free Fund.