Constance (Connie) Grew


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Lawrence - Constance (Connie) Gosselin Grew, 95, of Lawrence, passed away Monday, September 9, 2019 at the Mary Immaculate Nursing Center, in the company of loving family members.
Connie was born in Lawrence on May 30, 1924 to the late Anthony Gosselin and Lillian Desjourdy. Throughout her life, Connie also resided in Methuen, Clinton, Stoughton, and Reading.
Connie graduated from Saint Joseph's High School in 1942, received her Associate Degree in Nursing from the Carney School of Nursing in 1946, and earned her Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from Emmanuel College in 1986. Connie had a distinguished career as a registered nurse, and retired from Prime Computer, where she had been an occupational health nurse.
Upon retirement, Connie returned to Methuen, residing there for 32 more years. Connie was a strong proponent of international travel, and she traveled extensively throughout Europe on numerous occasions. Connie was a parishioner of St. Lucy's Church, a longtime fan of the New England Patriots, and a seasoned player of games such as dominoes and dice with her many friends. Connie was also a highly skilled and accomplished quilter, and taught quilting for many years at the Methuen Senior Center. Her surviving family treasures the many beautiful quilts she created over the years.
Connie was an avid reader, and continually emphasized the importance of learning and education to her family. She will be remembered as a smart, strong, accomplished woman with a sharp sense of humor and pride in her family.
Connie was predeceased by her husband, Wilbert Grew; her sister, Monica Pitman; and her brothers, John Gosselin and Raymond Gosselin. She is survived by her son, Allen Grew, and his wife Susan, of Methuen; her son Thomas Grew, of Newmarket, NH; her son Stephen Grew, and his wife Carolyn, of Haverhill; her daughter Anne Grew-Hyde, and her husband Jay, of Sarasota, Fla.; her son, John Grew, and his wife Laura, of South Orange, NJ; her grandchildren Lisa, Trevor, Maegan, Emily, and Will; her great-granddaughter Marina; her sister, Sylvia Gagnon; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends and guests are invited to call on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, 233 Lawrence St. Methuen. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home immediately following calling hours, beginning promptly at 11 a.m. Fr. Joseph D'Onofrio of St. Monica/St. Lucy Parishes to officiate Connie's funeral service. Interment to follow at Elmwood Cemetery of Methuen. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made in remembrance of Connie to the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St., Methuen, MA 01844. For directions and online guestbook, please visit the funeral home website, The Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home is honored to serve the Grew family.
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Published on September 12, 2019
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BOb Sarcia
Sep 12, 2019
My deepest sympathy & condolences my she Rest In Peace for a strong loving lady 🙏 😇