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Constance A. Cormier, 84, a resident of West Newbury, died Saturday, December 24, 2016, at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. She was born on April 19, 1932, in Salem, Mass., to the late Joseph Thomas and Katherine Theresa (Hastings) Hopkins. Constance was raised and educated in Beverly, Mass., and was a graduate of Beverly High School. She continued her education at Boston University Secretarial School. She was employed as an administrative secretary at Merrimack College for most of her working career, until her retirement in 1992.
Connie was a communicant and very active at St. Ann’s-Holy Redeemer Church in West Newbury. She loved spending time with her prayer group that met at the Church regularly. She also was a talented knitter, making prayer shawls for the church community. Connie was extremely active in her retirement years. She enjoyed hiking and climbing with family and friends, and at the age of 65, climbed in the Swiss Alps. Another adventure that she was very proud of was spending her 80th birthday in Jerusalem. For the past 20 consecutive years Connie attended the Highland Games in Lincoln, N.H., where she enjoyed the competitions and the music. She also loved spending time training her dog, Misty on many agility courses.
Connie was a very special lady. She was loved by anyone who ever met her.
Constance is survived by her husband, John Francis Cormier of West Newbury, Mass.; children, Heidi Scott and her husband, Larry of Salem, Thomas Andrews of Epping, N.H., John Andrews and his wife, Allison of Vermont, David Andrews and his wife, Ann of Virginia and Stephen Andrews and his wife, Terry of Texas; grandchildren, Todd, Nathan, Naomi, Amanda, Mark, Felicia, Linda, Joshua, Jacob, Jeremiah, Kristin, Matthew, Bryan, and Moses; her sister, Marjorie Sears of Beverly; and many great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind step-children, Deborah Streiff and her husband, Samuel of Rowley and Michelle Chase and her husband, Jerry of Center Ossippe; as well as step-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Jennifer, Ann Marie, and Eric. Connie was predeceased by her daughter, Katherine Dunn; her sister, Mary Elizabeth Van Rosendael; her grandson, Glenn Buttrick; and her first husband and father of her six children, Warren Andrews.
Family and friends may call on Tuesday, December 27, 2016, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home, 193 High St., Newburyport, MA 01950. Parking available behind the funeral home. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 28, 2016, at St. Ann’s-Holy Redeemer Parish followed by burial at Bridge St. Cemetery, both in West Newbury.
For directions or to offer online condolences, please visit www.tlcfuneralhome.com.
Published on  December 26, 2016
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