Constance I. (Blish) Tewksbury, 88, of Hanover St. in Claremont, NH, passed away on February 12, 2022. She was born on July 3, 1933 in Windsor, VT, the daughter of Lewis Blish and Eveline (Smith) Blish, and was the youngest of their six children.
Connie graduated from Windsor High School in 1951. On October 27 of the same year, she married Louis (Pit) Tewksbury of Cornish, NH. They built a house in Cornish, but eventually made their home in Charlestown. They were married for 63 years until his death in 2015.
Connie devoted her life to her husband and two children, Lisa (Tewksbury) Sweet and Randy Tewksbury. The family enjoyed camping and made several cross country trips, visiting Florida, Arizona, California and many states in between. They also took the trip of a lifetime and drove to Alaska. Connie and Pit also loved to play their guitars and sing, particularly around campfires with extended family joining in.
In their later years, they began spending winters in warmer climates, first in Arizona, and then Wildwood, FL. They particularly enjoyed Wildwood, where they made many good friends and happy memories.
Connie worked for many years at Claremont IGA in the deli department. She enjoyed country music, playing cribbage, and especially bingo.
Connie was predeceased by her husband, her parents, three brothers, Chalon, Albert (Red), and James, and two sisters, Marion and Winona, their spouses, and a grandson, Brady Sweet. She also mourned the loss of many sisters and brothers-in-law from the Tewksbury family, with whom she was very close: Rowland, Claire, Elsie, Howard, Eugene, Lorraine, Shirley, Milton, Raymond, and Tharon.
She is survived by her children Lisa (Tewksbury) Sweet and her husband, Scott, of Cornish, and her son, Randy Tewksbury, of Charlestown; grandchildren Alexandra Schuhriemen and her husband John, of West Chicago, IL, Isaac Sweet and his wife Julia, of Sunapee, NH, Ethan Sweet and his fiance, Taya Simmons, Samuel Sweet, and Annemarie Sweet, all of Cornish, five great grandchildren Dominic, Madeline, Anastasia, Mateo, and Theodore. Connie is also survived by a beloved sister-in-law, Josephine Jewell and many nieces and nephews.
Special thanks to Elmwood Center in Claremont, NH for the love and care they showed Connie in very trying and unprecedented circumstances. Thank you for loving her when we couldn’t be there.
Visiting hours will be held at the Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad Street in Claremont on Sunday, February 20th from 1 to 3PM. A prayer service will be at 3PM.
The family recommends that masks be worn.
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