LEWISTON — Constance M. Blackwood, 87, passed away peacefully Saturday, Feb. 4, at her home on Montello Street, surrounded by her loving children.

She was born in Lewiston on Aug. 11, 1929, the daughter of Harry and Marguerite (Doucet) Maxim. Connie attended Lewiston schools and graduated from Auburn Maine School of Commerce.

She raised six children and was a bookkeeper for local and family businesses. She also worked for the Lewiston School Department as an education technician. retiring from Farwell Elementary School.

Connie had a strong belief in her faith, served as a CCD teacher, Eucharistic minister and attended many retreats with her cousin, Sally Ann Brochu. She was also an active member of the St. Joseph’s Queen Guild.

GeBe loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, many of them spending summer days with her at camp in Harpswell, making unforgettable memories.

Connie is survived by her sister, Lida Muench of Spanish Fort, Ala.; daughters, Lynne Adams and husband, W. Ray, of Greene; Debra Blackwood and partner, Nancy Gunn, of San Antonio, Texas; Bonnie Culberson and husband, Jack, of Fort Mitchell, Ala.; Cindy Blackwood of Lewiston, with whom she made her home; son, James Blackwood and wife, Sandra, of Cape Coral, Fla.; granddaughters, Heather Swart and husband, Sean, Tara Moore and husband, Jarred, Heidi Bush and fiancé, Josh Ross, and Emily Blackwood; grandsons, Corey and Christopher Culberson, Jake Adams and wife, Jacquie, Joshua Blackwood and wife, Crystal, Brent Blackwood and wife, Audrey, and Jason Blackwood; great-grandchildren, Hannah, Ashley, Brennan, Brayden, Robbie, Avery, Hadley, Owen and Addison; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents; sister, Joyce Murphy, in 2009; son, William, in 2009; and daughter, Susan, in 1956.

The family would like to thank Nicole Sylvester, and Sandy Petruska for the loving comfort they gave Connie during her last years. Connie, Mom, GeBe will be sadly missed by all who loved her.

 Constance M. Blackwood

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