Let the memory of Constance be with us forever
  • 83 years old
  • Born on December 15, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.
  • Passed away on March 29, 2018 in Croydon, London, United Kingdom.

Update on Memorial Gatherings for Constance:

1 year memorial June 2019 to correspond with IHIS Yearly Conference in England, TBA

We look forward to coming together to celebrate her life at a beautiful one year memorial of Contances life, legacy, vision, energy and character.

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t was Constance wish that her article on the Brucker translation be published. Another wish has been expressed by those in her field that all her articles could be published in one book. We hope the one year memorial will give enough time to finish and present these projects. Please contact: Anne Blaney, Constance's oldest daughter, so we can set a task list and delegate how this can be accomplished. blaneyanne50@gmail.com. Thank you!

Memorial Gatherings held already:


April 13th, 7 pm : Croydon Geighbourhood Gathering, 1 Elmer's Road, Croyden (Constance's Address)


This Gathering was held for Constance's neighbours on Elmer's Road, Croydon. This was organized by Leslie, Constance's second daughter. It was Leslie and her family who had provided the Croydon house for Constance, a community and neighbourhood  Constance became very attached to. Equally, her community and neighbourhood was devasted by her sudden loss. It was so uplifting to gather together, at Leslie's invitation, and share our sadness together.  Leslie , Giles and Caroline decorated the house and displayed old pictures of our mother. They served refreshments, wine and cheese and it was a wonderful gathering where we all reminisced about Constance and shared our sadness and fond rememberances. 

April 18, 2018 4-6 pm.   Place: Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, Bloomsbury, London    WCIH OAB: Lecture room, ground floor

This gathering was attended to by at least 30 people. The de-facto Chairman of the Warburg welcomed us all, and Steven Clucas, Sarah Hutton and Leticia Panizza spoke fondly of Constance They spoke of her spirit and her energy to make inroads into the field of development of philosophy in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. They shared stories that made us laugh. It was so beautiful to see so manyn people at such short notice. People spoke about Constance's remarkable ability to network people on the international level. Everyone spoke of her character and her warmth. Anne and Theo, her children, both spoke. Anne showed a slideshow. Jenna, her grand daughter, attended from Newcastle and Anne Karanjaanne, who had caretaken for my mother for many years. Also an old neighbour from Gloucester Crescent.  Many international family and colleagues could not attend but sent in their regrets via email so it was wonderful to hear such an outpouring of sympathy from around the world. Thank you so much for those who did attend and it was a special treasure to me so see how much Constance was loved and enjoyed. Thank you to her brother John Taylor in California for sending flowers.

Optional dinner 6-8 pm at Old Amalfi's Restaurant, 107 Southhampton Row, London WCIB 4HH. (a few blocks away) 

Eight people attended the dinner at Old Amalfi's. We had a wonderful dinner and really enjoyed each other's company.  We ate wonderful food and toasted to Constance. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for attending the supper as well. It will be a memoriy I will always cherish.


Date of Interment of Ashes:
April 19th 1 pm
Place: Hampstead Cemetary, Fortune Green Road, West Hamopstead, London NW61DR.
Directions to the grave:
Enter the official cemetary gate, take an immediate right, and keep right (ignoring left turning paths). In about 1 minute you will walk towards a tall angel (Bianchi Memorial, see Wikipedia) and take a right on a dirt road. You will see a little meadow with similar looking small grave units. There is one intersecting path and Constance is buried at the first grave on the right.

We had a beautiful, unseasonally warm day. The birds were singing and all the daffodils and hyacinths had come up and the cherry trees in full bloom. Anne Karanjaane and I said our last goodbyes as we laid my mother's ashes to rest in a beautiful green urn tucked away under her plaque. She is resting peacefully now in a historic graveyard amidst writerts, poets and remarkable and ordinary people; amidst flower boxes gifted from Maudie Davis, her old college roomate, Anne K., John Taylor (her brother). We placed an angel and olive wood hearts with our families names on them on her plaque inscribed Constance Willett Taylor Blackwell, Historian of Philosophy, Beloved Mother, Sister, Friend and Colleague. I hung some birlds and a stained glass ornament from the Southwark Cathedral where she would sometimes go to hear organ music.

Hampstead Cemetary is a historic cemetary covering 26 acres and was created in 1812.  It has two gothic style chapels.  There is a map available of famous people buried there, with many writers, including Children's author Kate Greenaway, actors, musicians, artists, war memorials, and others. It is a natural setting with beautiful old trees, grasses, and wildflowers mixed with untouched historic graves. It's spring now and the blossoms are sweet and colorful and air is filled with the birds singing. Constance loved gardens and flowers.



This memorial website was created as a tribute, in memory of our loved one, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, cousin, dear friend and beloved colleague, Constance Blackwell.  Constance will be greatly missed. 

Howard Hotson, a colleague, writes: "A unique patron of intellectual history worldwide and a timeless champion of many other worldy causes, a vividly unforgettable, unfettered spirit who was at the same time a natural team player, supporter and sustainer of others. Never met anyone like her. Never expect to again. Thanks for everything, Constance. You will be sorely missed."

Family
Constance is preceded in death by her father, Samuel Gale Taylor III and mother, Jane Willett, her first husband William Blackwell, life partner Charles Schmidt, and two young relatives: Charles’ son John and Constance's niece Deedee Taylor. Constance was a sister to her two brothers, John Taylor  (wife Barbara) and Sam Taylor (wife Bonnie) and an aunt to two nieces and three nephews. She was mother to Anne, Leslie and Theodore; step mother to John, Leo, Elizabeth; Nona to Jenna, Grandma Zoo to Caroline, Matthew and Nicholas, and Grandmother Constance to Ta’Kaiya, Sky, Carissa and Reuben; and Great-grandmother to six great grandchildren.

Life in New York City
During her many years holding a successful teaching career at New York City's Queens College, Constance juggled family, a position as the education advisor to the Mayor of New York City through her work in the NYC Women's City Club, and research  towards a PhD at Columbia University.

Move to London
She moved permanently to the country she loved and adopted, Great Britain, in the mid 1970s and lived in Camden.  She spent many happy hours at the British Museum's Rare Book Room and the Warburg Institute at the University of London where she pursued her PhD research. She quickly became an active member of the Society for Renaissance Studies and served as editor for their bulletin. 

Building the Foundation for Intellectual History
In 1988, she established a dream of hers to build a Foundation for Intellectual History.  James A. T. Lancaster, ISIH colleague, writes, "Constance played a key role in fostering the study of Intellectual History in 1994, publishing a regular newsletter, Intellectual News, which featured contributions from many of the key figures in the field.  Constance was an avid promoter of ambitious conferences which often resulted in associated publications: Method and Order in the Renaissance Philosophy of Nature: The Aristotle Commentary Tradition (1997); Philosophy of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries: Conversations with Aristotle (1999) and Late Medieval and early Modern Corpuscular Matter Theories (2001) all bear witness to her efforts." 

Organizing Seminars and Support of Student Scholars 
The purpose of the Foundation was pivotal and multi-faceted.  It's purposes included establishing international seminars for junior and senior scholars  mentiioned above, encouraging cooperative research across disciplines and natioonal borders. Most important to Constance, the Foundation funded fellowships for young scholars and Christopher Ligota's History of Scholarship Seminar at the Warburg Institute. The Foundation's support of scholars resulted in successful academic careers in the field that would not have been possible without her vision.

Helen Hattab writes, "I met Constance as a student and she set me on my current intellectual path by encouraging and inspiring me to delve into renaissance Artistotelianism. She will be missed by all our scholarly community."

The Foundation for Intellectual History was later to become the Internatiinal Society of Intellectual History (ISIH). As one of the founders, she edited 16 issues of the journal, Intellectual News. The Intellectual News was replaced by the Intellectual Historical Review in 2007.  Thomas A.T. Lancaster continues, "In 2016, Intellectual Historical Review published a Festsschrift for Constance with essays by many of her colleagues on the theme of "Studies in Intellectual Historiograhy." It was presented in a symposium in her honour and a highlight of her career. 

"During the course of her career, Constance published many articles on the scholastic authors that fascinated her, including Cajetano, Zimara, Pereira, Zabarella and Keckermann.  She worked intrensively on Johan Jakob Brucker's Historia Crutica Philosophiae (1742-1744). "(James A.T. Lancaster).

Constance also traveled widely, giving lectures and talks on her academic research. She delivered lectures all around the world, including The Russian Academy of Science in Moscow, in Germany and in Brazil.

Constance was published widely in the field of intellectual history including the history of skepticism, ariustotle and methodical doubt, viocabulary for a natural philosophy, the reception of the Simplicius in the sixth century, and the history of logic and it's relationship to Jakob Brucker's Historia critica philosphiae. She edited the translation of Santinello's Models of the Histiory of Philosophy and with Sachiko Kusukawa, Sixteenth-and-Seventeenth-Century Philosophy: Conversations witrh Aristotle.


Final Home (Croydon)
Constance moved to Croydon following the purchase of her house by her daughter, Leslie, and son-in-law, Giles.  Wanting to make life easier for her, they supported her financially and attended to many of her needs.  It was Constance's dream to remain independant as long as she could. 

Constance became very fond of  the community of Croydon where she lived on Elmers Road until her passing. She made friends with her neighbours and loved socializing with shop keepers and community members in the cafes. Anne Katherine Dolven, a neighnour and famous Norweigan photographer writes: " Later a neighbour, we had meals in her home with conversation I bring with me forever." It was a neighbour, John, who rushed Constance to the hospital when she became suddenly ill, only one week before she succumbed to her illness, advanced renal cancer.

"Constance will be sadly missed, not only by her family, but also by her many friends, collleagues, and scholarship recipients from her original Foundation, across the world."


Posted by Anne Blaney on 24th April 2018
Posted from an email to Leslie Denby from her good friend Ben Dear Leslie, I read with great sadness the obituary your brother wrote for your mother. We are so sorry to hear this news. She was one of a kind.. I can still remember her, large wine glass of red in hand when we first met her with you in London (this was pre Giles days!). Both an awe inducing, inspiring, baffling and, simultaneously, a terrifying experience. I always felt she didn’t suffer sloppy thinking (and you know we are all about sloppy “unthinking”) or worse, dull people. A huge personality to be sure. Sincere condolences and I look forward to drinking to her memory when we next see you guys, in Blighty?? Much love, as always, Ben and John xxx
Posted by Philip Weimerskirch on 18th April 2018
I, too, mourn the loss of Constance. I met her and Charles when we were students at Columbia University, and we became good friends. She was a charming and vivacious person and generous to a fault. She often gave me words of encouragement, and I will treasure the memories I have of her. My condolences to her family.
Posted by John Taylor on 15th April 2018
What a wonderful tribute this site is to my sister, Constance. I remember her as very generous, fun and, yes a little crazy. We always had a great time visiting her, most recently in Rome and London. Our last visit was in September, 2017 when we took her to the opera and Crush Room at the Royal Opera House. She said that she had always wanted to eat at the Crush Room. What a great experience with her. I think she really enjoyed it. There was no hint of her severe illness. What a shock! I still have a hard time believing it. Even though we did not see each other that often, I living in California and Constance in London or off lecturing somewhere, our sibling bond was strong and loving and I will surely miss her. John Taylor
Posted by Anne Blaney on 13th April 2018
From: Valery Rees Dear Anne, Leslie and Theo, I am writing this from the Sinai desert, so it may not even leave my machine for another 10 days as connections are very erratic. But I wanted to take the opportunity to send condolences to you all as members of Constance’s family. She was a unique person, who will be greatly missed. I only met her in later years, becoming a friend despite some initial reservations on her part. I had immense respect for her mental energies, and for the courage with which she bore her adversities, and it has been gratifying to see so many scholars rallying round to celebrate her legacy. With sincere good wishes to you all, Valery Rees
Posted by Anne Blaney on 5th April 2018
From College Roommate Maudie Davis, NYC Connie always loved travel and adventure. In the 1960s my brother was in Italy on a Fullbright Scholarship and we visited him. "Our hearts were young and gay." We visited the beautiful Amalfi Coast of Italy. Connie was a perpetual searcher and scholar. I settled down to be a school teacher and was always amazed at her inquiring mind and many projects. I loved her husband Bill and have pleasant memories visiting them in the Berkshires and going on hikes before she settled in Great Britain. She gave me the gift of Anne as a God Daughter and friendship with Pei Yi. A unique and loyal old, old friend since we graduated Smith in 1956.
Posted by Anne Blaney on 5th April 2018
From Amber and Steve, neighbours to my mother, amber.ascroft@gmail.com John, from across the road, passed on your email address. I just wanted to say I am so sorry to hear about your mother Constance. John posted a lovely card but it was a real shock and so sudden. She was the kindest neighbour and we felt so lucky to know her. She once told me she liked lavender and when I received a lavender wreath I passed it on to her. She had it in her window for months or even years. And I have sweet emails I will cherish from her. If you have any info on a funeral, please do let us know although it’s so difficult for me to get time off work unfortunately :( Amber and Steve (No 3) X
Posted by Anne Blaney on 5th April 2018
From Alan Gabbey, agabbey@barnard.edu After some 35 years of acquaintance with Constance, my pleasant memories of Gloucester Crescent and of other places further afield, including New York and St Andrews, have now become even more fresh in stark contrast to the dismal finality of the news of 29 March. Condolences conveyed and expressions of deep regret are scarcely commensurate with the situation, or with the current mood within your family. Though expected during the final weeks, ​​the loss will remain real for you and your sisters, Leslie and Anne. I cannot do other than hope that in the months ahead you and the family find the fortitude to bear the loss of your mother. Very best wishes to you all, Alan Gabbey​​ Professor Emeritus of Philosophy Barnard College, New York
Posted by Anne Blaney on 4th April 2018
From c.m.pyle@nyu.edu Thank you, Leslie. Richard and I are so very sorry about your loss. We are suffering greatly, after nearly 50 years of close friendship, but your loss is far greater. I am in touch with many of your mother's friends, and we are all here to help. C. M. Pyle Intellectual and Cultural Historian Co-Chair, Columbia University Seminar in the Renaissance
Posted by Roganie Mungur on 4th April 2018
Our deepest sympathies to the family of Constance. She will be sorely missed by everyone . She was indeed a very colourful character who touched the hearts of everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. The words of wisdom that she imparted to both my daughter's Trish and Heluschka as well as myself will never be forgotten. Rest in peace Constance
Posted by Leo Schmitt on 2nd April 2018
I knew Constance since I was a child and her calm and patient manner have been a part of my understanding of the world ever since. She always treated me, along with everyone I saw her interact with, in the most gracious and generous of manners. For someone like me with less than the most adroit social skills, I was in awe of the ease with which she was able to put people around her and exude a sense of warmth and comfort. This sense intensified as I saw her interact with my own children. Her ability to convey respect and decency to everyone regardless of age or background was truly something to behold. Constance was a tireless fighter to support people in becoming the best that they could be. I saw her help many people, in particular artists and intellectuals, to grow and flourish. In my own case, she was fundamental in providing me the opportunity to do things that I would not have been otherwise able to do. It is no understatement at all to say that I would not be where I am today without her kind and generous support. At a time when I was dispirited, adrift, and despondent, Constance offered me guidance and opportunity that turned my life around to a far more positive trajectory. No words can ever repay that debt that I owe. Her loss is a loss to me personally, and to my family who all have very fond memories of her. But more, it is a loss to the world that such a generous soul has moved on.
Posted by Angela De La Cruz on 1st April 2018
It was very sad and shocking to learnt about Constance's death. My sincere condolences to her family. Constance was a remarkable woman. Very special, highly intelligent, intellectual, fun, live her life enjoying many passions and life, in general. Also, she was a great company. Very open minded. I met Constance through Thomas and Flanam and we shared opera, dinners, parties and Art. Through her I met one of my closest friends: AK Dolven and I am very grateful for that. Constance championed art, in particular women artists. She was very supportive of Art and the artists. I am very proud of having such an special person. By sure, she wont be forgotten in a hurry. I salute her with a glass of champaigne: She really managed to live life to the full.
Posted by Anne Blaney on 1st April 2018
Howard Hotson A unique patron of intellectual history worldwide and a tireless champion of many other worthy causes, a vividly unforgettable, unfettered spirit who was at the same time a natural team player, supporter and sustainer of others. Never met anyone like her. Never expect to again. Thanks for everything, Constance. You will be sorely missed. From Constance's family: Thank you so much Howard. We will treasure these words about Constance in our hearts. --
Posted by Anne Blaney on 1st April 2018
Helen Hattab I am so sad to hear this and so very sorry for your, and our loss. I met Constance as a student and she set me on my current intellectual path by encouraging and inspiring me to delve into renaissance Aristotelianisms. She will be missed by our scholarly community. From Constance's family: Thank you, Helen for your words.
Posted by Anne Blaney on 1st April 2018
Anne Kathrine Dolven This is so sad news. The wonderful, supporting intelligent woman Constance Blackwell. Such a generous interesting woman in the art world. Later a neighbour and we had meals in her home with conversation I bring with me forever. I feel the loss with you family and friends. Thank you Constance. This is a message from Anne Kathrine Dolven, a famous Norwegian photographer. From Constance's family: Thank you fdor being such a kind neighnour and your friendship with Constance.
Posted by Anne Blaney on 31st March 2018
Anthony Grafton  I'm so sorry for your loss. She will be missed around the world of learning. Anthony's facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/anthony.grafton.12?fref=ufi From Constance's family: Your kind words warmed our hearts.
Posted by Anne Blaney on 31st March 2018
Antonio Clericuzio  She was a wonderful person, so helpful and so supportive throughout my career. I will miss her a lot 
 Antonio's facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009393290626&fref=ufi From Constance's family: Thank you for sharing your lovely words.
Posted by Anne Blaney on 31st March 2018
Irina Sirotkina  Dearest Constance, she supported so many Russian colleagues! Irina's facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/irina.sirotkina.33?fref=ufi From Constance's family: Thank you for your sweet words. 

Posted by Anne Blaney on 31st March 2018
Lesley Abdela  I just arrived in Istanbul and read this sad news. Constance was a Founder Member of the all party 300 Group campaign to get more women into Parliament. We first met back in the 1980s. We would drop our sons Theo and Nik off at Stepping Stone School and then have breakfast together in a nearby cafe. She was a stalwart of the 300 Group campaign. Tim and I send warmest thoughts to Theo and her family. Lesleyxxxxxxxxx Lesley's facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/lesley.abdela?fref=ufi From Constance's family: Thank you for sharing with our grief.
Posted by Anne Blaney on 31st March 2018
Michael Deckard  She complimented my very first conference presentation in Piliscaba where you organized a conference, Richard. I will never forget her generosity... Michael's facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/mdeckard1?fref=ufi From Constance's family: Your kind words touched our hearts.
Posted by Anne Blaney on 31st March 2018
Sheila Townsend  I am so sorry to hear this , my condolence Sheila's facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/sheila.townsend.735?fref=ufi From Constance's family: Wonderful to hear from you and thank you for sharing our grief.
Posted by Anne Blaney on 31st March 2018
Niall Martin  A lovely an intelligent women who shared her knowledge with many and carried on many of the concerns she shared with the late Charles Schmitt. Niall's facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/rndmartin?fref=ufi From Constance's family: Thank you for your kind words.
Posted by Anne Blaney on 31st March 2018
Douglas Boyd Douglas Boyd I am so sorry to hear of her passing Prayers and Strength to all of you in this time of grieving. Douglas' facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/ManagerofMonstersColorado?fref=ufi From Constance's family: Thank you so much Doug and so good to hear from you.
Posted by A Choudhury on 31st March 2018
Dearest Constance, We are in deep sadness to hear of your sudden passing. You were one of our first customers since we opened and one who fast became a dear friend to us, to our other patrons and to literally everyone you crossed paths with. Your warmth, your wit, your wisdom and your charms will be greatly missed. Our conversations were truly unique and your laughter contagious. Thank you for imparting your knowledge over the years, and for the support you showed us right from the start in our endeavours and our events, your support never waned and we are forever grateful. We used to see you walking up our road almost every day, pulling your trolley along come rain or shine, just to visit us, you certainly loved sipping on your espresso whilst you caught up on the daily news and frantically typed away at your coffee stained laptop. Life at the café just won’t be the same without you. Thank you for coming into our lives and for the memories, you will never be forgotten. Rest in peace dear Constance. Shine on wherever you are. Love always, From all of us at Café Adagio, past & present.
Posted by Anne Blaney on 31st March 2018
Elizabeth Schmitt Carpenter  I am so saddened by her death, but have such wonderful memories of her through the years. Elizabeth's facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/elizabeth.s.carpenter.1?fref=ufi From Constance's family: Thank you Elizabeth. You are family.Thank you for your words.
Posted by Anne Blaney on 31st March 2018
Sil Vidal  I’m so sorry... She was a great woman & friend. I’ll miss her a lot. My condolences to her family. Sil's facebook link:https://www.facebook.com/sil.vidal.14?fref=ufi From Constance's family: Thank you so much for your condolences.
Posted by Anne Blaney on 31st March 2018
Beatriz Helena Domingues  Great person and great friend. I loved her very much Beatriz' facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/beatriz.h.domingues?fref=ufi From Constance's family: Thank you for your kind word.
Posted by Anne Blaney on 31st March 2018
Cees Leijenhorst  Very sorry to hear this sad news. A truly remarkable woman has left us. I wish you strength for the coming days and weeks. Cees' facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/cees.leijenhorst?fref=ufi From Constance's family: Thank you so much. We loved reading your words.
Posted by Anne Blaney on 31st March 2018
Leofranc Holford-Strevens  I have happy memories Leofranc's facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/leofranc.holfordstrevens?fref=ufi From Constance's family Thank you so much for sharing your happy memories.
Posted by Anne Blaney on 31st March 2018
Vlad Alexandrescu  R.I.P. Constance, so sorry to hear these sad news, indeed! Vlad's facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/vlad.alexandrescu.1?fref=ufi From Constance's family: Thank you so much for writing and caring.
Posted by Anne Blaney on 31st March 2018
Anne Goldgar  I am so sorry about this. She was always so kind and encouraging to me. I will remember her with great affection. Anne's facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/anne.goldgar?fref=ufi From Constance's family: Thank you so much for sharing with us.
Posted by Anne Blaney on 31st March 2018
Linnea Eva Lovisa Holmer  I knew Constance through thomas frangenberg who passed away ealier this month. I am so sorry to hear about Constance. I have many found memories. Love linnea Linnea's facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/linnea.e.holmer?fref=ufi From Constance's family: Thank you for sharing your kind thoughts and words.
Posted by Anne Blaney on 31st March 2018
Dana Jalobeanu  I am very sorry to hear this sad news. I have fond memories of Constance who was a wonderful scholar and a kind friend. She will be very much missed. My condolences to the family and friends. Dana's facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/dana.jalobeanu?fref=ufi From Constance's family: Thank you for sharing your memories and condolences with us.
Posted by Anne Blaney on 31st March 2018
Maria Rosaria Creton  Rest in peace, dear Constance, I will miss you. Maria's facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/mariarosaria.creton?fref=ufi From Constance's family: Your words touch our hearts.
Posted by Anne Blaney on 31st March 2018
Praneetha's Trinkets  RIP Constance. Memories of her affection, generosity and motivation will always be in our hearts. Please accept our deepest condolences to the family and will truly miss her insightful conversations. - Praneetha and Prasad Ptaneetha and Prasad's facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/praneethas.trinkets.5?fref=ufi From Constance's family: Thank you for your incredible kindness towards Constance and your beautiful words.
Posted by Anne Blaney on 31st March 2018
Graham Jefcoate  Very sorry to hear this sad news. Graham's facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/graham.jefcoate?fref=ufi From Constance's family: Thank you so much for your kind words
Posted by Anne Blaney on 31st March 2018
Olly Wright  Sorry to hear Olly's facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/ollywright?fref=ufi From Constance's family: Thank you so much for caring.
Posted by Anne Blaney on 31st March 2018
Jacomien Prins  My condolences on the passing of your mother. You and your family are in my heart and mind. Jacomien's facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/jacomien.prins?fref=ufi From Constance's family: Thank you for your kindness
Posted by Anne Blaney on 31st March 2018
Richard Blum  Our gratitude for her generosity and encouragement is immense. Always inspiring! Richard's facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/richard.blum.505?fref=ufi Frpm Constance's family: Thank you for remembering her and your kind words.
Posted by Anne Blaney on 31st March 2018
Sandra Bonsanti  Mi mancherai sempre, cara amica di anni molto belli e molto difficili. Il playground della 72 strada, la nostra casa piena di suoni e voci di bambine, i tuoi racconti di silvia Plath...e poi Roma e p. Ercole. E come eri fiera delle tue figlie e figlio. Ora il riposo tuo e il nostro rimpianto, alessandra I will always miss you, dear friend of very beautiful and very difficult years. The 72 street playground, our house full of sounds and voices of girls, your tales of Silvia Plath... and then Rome and p. Hercules. And how proud you were of your daughters and son. Now your rest and our regret, Alessandra Sandra's facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/sandra.bonsanti?fref=ufi From Constance's family: Thank you for your wonderful friendship over the many years and your kind words.
Posted by Anne Blaney on 31st March 2018
Lydia Lundry  Oh my friends, this is such sad news...so many memories. A big nostalgic hug to the three of you. Lydia's facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/lydia.lundry?fref=ufi From Constance's family: Thank you dear Lydia for your kind words!
Posted by Anne Blaney on 31st March 2018
Monica Lundry  Oh, Leslie, Ann & Theo, I’m so sorry. Connie was a strong & brilliant woman. Our mothers loved one another. Leslie, you’re my twin & I’m sending you love and my deepest condolences. Monica's facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/monica.lundry?fref=ufi From Constance's family: Thank you dear Monica, for your kindness!
Posted by Anne Blaney on 31st March 2018
Julie Davies Lives in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia From Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Catching up with Constance has been one of the best things about going back to the UK for the last decade. She never ceased to amaze with her enthusiasm and care. Rest in peace Constance, thank you for making the world a better place. Julie's facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/julie.davies.3745?fref=ufi From Constance's family: Thank you Julie, it was wonderful to read your words.

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