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Thelma Conway
  • 86 years old
  • Date of birth: Jan 6, 1929
  • Place of birth:
    Tuscon, Arizona, United States
  • Date of passing: Oct 12, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Somerset, New Jersey, United States
Remembering Thelma

Welcome to the memorial site created in loving memory of Thelma Conway, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to all.

We invite all of the those whose lives were touched by her to share your tributes, memories, stories, and photos on this site.

There was nothing that Thelma loved more than a gathering of her friends and family, please join us as we remember the good times.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Ashley Conway on 12th October 2016

"Thanks you, friends for remembering Thel.  She would so like that!  I think of her every day and will always miss her."

This tribute was added by Sandy A on 12th October 2016

"One year gone, still missed by all."

This tribute was added by Eileen Bruns on 12th October 2016

"Thinking of you all today, and of Thelma."

This tribute was added by Jack DiMatteo on 12th October 2016

"God Bless Thelma on her first birthday in heaven.  How fitting to hear Frank Sinatra, one of her favorites, who is serenading her this day!  Thelma had great faith under pressure, and I will always remember this as a faith-model she left for the world.  Till we meet again, God bless you Thelma, you dear child of God."

This tribute was added by Sandy A on 6th January 2016

"Happy birthday, dear Thel. Rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Cheryl Dolida on 26th December 2015

"I spent every week with Thelma as a Hospice volunteer.  Our friendship and love for each other grew week by week.  We sang together, made jokes, talked about everything in life.  There was nothing we couldnt discuss. We watched movies together (Thelma listened while I watched) but she knew more about the movie than I did!!!  She told me all about her life.....her ups and downs.  I spent time with Thelma a few hours prior to her death.  I will never forget her.  I cant find the words to tell you how much she meant to me and enriched my life.  Sleep well my dear friend.
Cheryl Dolida"

This tribute was added by Jack DiMatteo on 29th November 2015

"I will never forget Thelma!  Her witty humor and love of the Bible were a joy to me!  Thelma also enjoyed discussing famous moments in American history...as an amateur history buff, I could talk with Thelma for hours!
I will miss her dearly...and I can still hear her singing "Amazing Grace" during one of our visits.  May she rest in peace and enjoy the company of angels in heaven.  - Pastor Jack DiMatteo, Chaplain, Compassionate Care Hospice"

This tribute was added by Kathy Munson on 19th October 2015

"I know Thelma through her daughter Ashley and her granddaughter Ursa.  I never spent a lot of time with her but loved all the stories and the few encounters.  I remember her spirit at Ursa's wedding, where we hung out.  And a long time ago Thelma knit some Christmas tree ornaments for us -- we still put them on the tree.  Now these ornaments will take on memorial feeling.  Rest in peace, Thelma.  And all of you who knew her well, I send my heart for your loss and grieving."

This tribute was added by Eileen Bruns on 18th October 2015

"Thel came to our house more than once for Thanksgiving. She relied on a wheelchair then, so the challenge was to get her to the second floor, which is the main level of our house. Christine convinced her to get into our pickup truck, and then piloted Thel up a precarious and narrow route through the trees, to our second floor entrance. Thel emerged from the truck like a royal, happy and smiling, to take her place at the Thanksgiving table with our family and hers. We were so pleased to host four generations of her family that day. I know this is a painful time for all of you that survive her, but remember that Thel lives on in each of you every day, and she will never be forgotten. Love to you all, but especially Ashley, Sue, Ursa and Asha.  Eileen and Christine"

This tribute was added by Sheryl Hutchison on 18th October 2015

"What a beautiful tribute, so nice to see the family photos and all the love and good times that Thelma brought to the world. John and I are thinking of you all, and wishing you peace and joy in the memories of a life well-lived!  With much love, Sheryl and John"

This tribute was added by ruth defraga on 18th October 2015

"Memories. What can I say I have so many of my Auntie Thelma. I'm going to miss her so much.  I think the funniest memory I have is when she came to visit us (mom and me) in Madrid.  God we talked forever.  Then I took he Defraga sisters to a cabin in the forest in Toro.  No electricity or water.  When it got dark we went to bed and the sisters had to sleep in bunk beds.  Well Thelie got the bottom bunk but I had to hel'/push my mom up the ladder to the top bunk.  Meanwhile, Thelie started to laugh and it was contagious.   So contagious that we all had to go outside in the DARK and do our thing.  Well you can't imagine me holding Auntie in the middle of the night in the forest.  I am so surprised we both didnt't roll over on the ground.  She was a great trooper.  Never a bad moment.  I love her."

This tribute was added by Barbara Israel on 18th October 2015

"What a wonderful tribute and remembrance to a strong, caring mother, grandmother, friend and beyond.  Please know that you are in our thoughts and hearts. Take good care.  Much love, Barbara, Richard and Ilana"

This tribute was added by Padma Arvind on 18th October 2015

"I am truly sorry to hear  the loss . Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you and hasten the journey of her soul to Heaven."

This tribute was added by Julie Jenkins on 17th October 2015

"I will always remember Thelma playing the piano. Gracious and wonderful is her soul. May the melodies of her soul last forever! Love you, Julie and Nette."

This tribute was added by Sandy A on 17th October 2015

"I've know Thel since my own childhood days in Dubuque, IA, when she welcomed me into her family with a generous spirit, and so this truly feels like a loss of a dear family member to me. I will always remember her as a kind soul with a big heart, though fiercely proud and independent. I will miss her deep soulful laugh and big presence. The world is a little smaller without her."

This tribute was added by Julie Morris on 17th October 2015

"My memories of Thelma are from many years ago - but they still make me smile.  I remember Thel visting Ann Arbor.  Her love for little Black Bart (that sadly was not meant to be).  Also whenever I hear someone say "lighten up" it makes me laugh and think of her.  She was  great mom, grandmother and great grandmother and will be missed."

This tribute was added by Julie Morris on 17th October 2015

"My memories of Thelma are from many years ago - but they still make me smile.  I remember Thel visting Ann Arbor.  Her love for little Black Bart (that sadly was not meant to be).  Also whenever I hear someone say "lighten up" it makes me laugh and think of her.  She was  great mom, grandmother and great grandmother and will be missed."

This tribute was added by Dan Garrow on 17th October 2015

"While I only met Thelma once (at dinner at Chris & Eileen's old house I think) I was taken by her Midwestern openess and friendliness!  Turns out Thelma and my mother had common Iowa (Dubuque) roots so we had quite a conversation.  I know how Ashley, Sue and Family will miss this wonderful presence.  Much love from Bob & Dan."

This tribute was added by Terri Boyer on 17th October 2015

"This is such a lovely remembrance of someone who seems to have touched many lives with love.  You all are in my thoughts and prayers"

This tribute was added by Marilyn Sneiderman on 17th October 2015

"Sending you all my thoughts and prayers.  What a great tribute to her life and memory.  
Marilyn Sneiderman"


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Myles and Laurie Conway
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