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MIDDLEBURY -- Constance “Connie” Gardner Drew, 85, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007, at home. She was a loving mother, grandmother and wife devoting her life to her family which was the most important thing to her. She will be sorely missed by all her family and friends.

Connie was born in Bennington on Dec. 20, 1921, the daughter of Frank H. and Azelia (LaFlamme) Rousseau. She married Edward G. Gardner who predeceased her in 1953. In Jan. of 1958 she married Alson I. Drew (Ted) who predeceased her in 1982.

Connie leaves her loving family, her son, Richard Gardner and wife Madeline of Middlebury; her daughters, Dale Gardner Fox and husband Chris of Belchertown, Mass., Lin Drew Hammond and husband Steve of Middlebury; her sister Mary Lillian Rousseau of Putnam, Conn.; her step daughters, Jean Drew Wisnowski, of Salisbury and Joan Drew Clark of Salisbury; her step son-in-law, Edward Daisy of Pa.; her grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, her nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents; her brother Francis Rousseau and wife Florence; a daughter-in-law, Jane Drew Daisy, and son-in-laws, Edmund Wisnowski, Clifford Giroux, Richard Clark and close family friend James Stephenson.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church with the Rev. Justin Baker, pastor, as celebrant followed by a reception at her home 121 Munger Street, Middlebury, VT.

There will be no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Middlebury Volunteer Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 504., Middlebury, VT 05753.

Arrangements are under the direction of Sanderson Funeral Service, 117 South Main St., Middlebury, VT 05753.
Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 4, 2007
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