Obituaries


Constance Jennings

Published: July 09, 2018 at 12:00 am

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Constance L. (Howe) Jennings, 80, of Danbury, died July 5, in Danbury, of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. She was the widow of Richard D. Jennings III. Born May 23, 1938, in Jamaica, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late George Stewart and Catherine Louise (Thompson) Jennings.


Her children and their spouses, Douglas Stewart Jennings of Newtown, Richard D. IV and Kathleen Jennings of Bethel, Catherine and Peter Parisi, Jr, of Bethel, Marjorie and Neil Schaefer of Danbury, Irene and Darrell Maier of Danbury, Constance "Liz" and Tom Grace of Danbury, and Susan and Frederick Mills, Jr, of Danbury; her siblings and their spouses, Catherine and Robert Palardy of Danbury, Barbara Krebs of Southbury, Mildred and Thomas Hansen of Dunwoody, Ga., and John Howe of Dunwoody, Ga.; her grandchildren, Daniel Jennings, Emily Donley, Peter Parisi III, Betsy Cummings, Stacy Freda, Irene Bean, Tucker Schaefer, Thomas Maier, Heather Grace, Jack Grace, Wyatt Mills, and Lily Mills; four great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews survive her.


Mrs Jennings was retired as the business manager at J and B Service Company, which she and her husband owned for many years, and she was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Danbury. She was a member of the Danbury Garden Club, a former president of the PTO at South Street School, and a former member and president of the Deaconate at the First Congregational Church of Danbury. She was her son Douglas' biggest advocate at Ability Beyond and volunteered, bringing food to shut-ins.


Funeral services will be Monday, July 9, at 2 pm, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 18 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury. Family and friends are asked to meet directly at the church. Burial will be in Wooster Cemetery, Danbury.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to JDRF, Fairfield County Chapter, 200 Connecticut Avenue Suite 4E, Norwalk CT 06854; Ability Beyond, 4 Berkshire Road, Bethel CT 06801; Danbury Animal Welfare Society, 147 Grassy Plain Street, Bethel CT 06801; or to a charity of one's choice.


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