~ Constance Marino DeMino ~
Class of 1954

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin, and friend, Constance Joan DeMino (Marino), of Rocky Hill, passed into the arms of our Lord on 07/09/2018. She was 82 years young.

Born on March 19, 1936 in Middletown Conn, Connie grew up in Cromwell with her parents Minnie and Harry Marino and brother Bud. She met her college sweetheart and future husband Ed in the mid 1950's at what was then known as Central Connecticut State Teacher's College. Connie and her best friend Ed were married in 1956 and squeezed in a lot of life into more than 61 years of marriage. Connie and Ed were always on the go. She raised 3 sons and then went on to become a teacher in the Cromwell School System before leaving for an 18-year career as a staff assistance at the Hartford Courant.

Her greatest joys were family, friends, and love of animals, especially dogs. Holidays, and Sunday afternoon meals without Connie will never be the same. Her spaghetti sauce was second to none. Food was one of the many ways she expressed her love and no one would ever leave her house hungry. The impact she made on everyone she touched is immeasurable. To know Connie was to love her.

Connie was predeceased by her parents Minnie (Amenta) and Harry Marino, son Michael, in-laws John and Lucy DeMino, sister in-law Dorothy Powers (DeMino).

She is survived by her husband Edward, sons John, James, and his wife Karen and grandson Joseph, her brother Bud and his wife Carol Marino and their son Carl and his family, Aunts Marie Milardo and Lillian Cota, nieces Maria, Lauren, Carla (DeMino), and many cousins and countless friends.

The family would like to thank Connie's many care givers and the staffs of the Middlesex Cancer Center and Middlesex Hospital Hospice for their extraordinary loving care.

Per Connie's wishes there will be no calling hours. A memorial Mass will be held at 10am on July 18, 2018 at St John's Church, 5 St Johns Court, Cromwell, Connecticut followed by a burial at St Sebastian Cemetery, Middlefield, Connecticut.

Memorial donations in Connie's memory may be made to Middlesex Hospital Hospice and Palliative Care or a charity of your choice. To share a memory or a photo of Connie with her family, please visit http://www.dangelofuneralhome.com/obits

The Hartford Courant - July 16, 2018