CONNIE MARQUISE
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CONNIE MARQUISE Connie Marquise, of Henderson, passed away April 6, 2013. She was born Constance Sue Greene, March 30, 1946, in San Francisco. Connie was an active member of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Henderson, having helped establish the Grief Support Ministry and the Resurrection Group Ministry. She was also an extraordinary minister of the Eucharist for the homebound. She and her dog, Riley, participated with "therapy pets," visiting convalescent homes and schools in the area and the "Reading with Rover" program at the library. She was also a member of the Romance Writers of America. She is survived by her husband, of 47 years, Bob; two children, Dan (Christine) and Karen; and two granddaughters, Samantha and Kimberly. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 20, at St. Peter the Apostle Church, 204 S. Boulder Highway.


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Published in Las Vegas Review-Journal from Apr. 10 to Apr. 11, 2013.
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April 4, 2020
I miss you so much, my dear friend. I still find it hard to believe you're gone.
Barbara Cimo
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April 19, 2013
Dear Bob and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time ... Emily Dickensen penned it best when she wrote: "Parting is all we KNOW of heaven and all we NEED of hell."
One of the most comforting thoughts is that "To live in the hearts of those we love is to never die." And Connie will never die because she was so loved by you her family and by all of those who came to know her as we journeyed through part of our life with her. Always a smile ... always ready to help wherever she was needed ... never a complaint about the cross our Lord gave her to bear. Indeed, she was a Christ light to us all ... And we thank God for letting us come to know her ...
May God's peace be with all of you as you go through the pain-filled journey of grief...
Prayers and love,
Monica and Mike Caffarella
April 17, 2013
Bob, nothing could keep us away from paying our respects to Connie, you, and the children. God Bless you in this time of sorrow. We love you Bob.
Bonnie and Dan Roberts
Dan Roberts
April 14, 2013
Dear Karen and Family,
My deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mother. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.
Lydia Franck
April 14, 2013
So Sorry to hear of Connie's passing.May She rest in God's peace
Georgann and Thomas Sanders
April 14, 2013
I was very lucky having my mom as my mom. Growing up I would listen to others complain about their parents and while I could listen to them I truly could not relate to what the were saying. My mom (and dad) were always putting us kids first, supporting and encouraging us in all we chose to do. She allowed us to make our own decision and learn from our own mistakes, then when we made those mistakes she was there to encourage us and support us as we got through it. Sometimes it was the small things like making 3 separate meals every night just to accommodate her finicky kids. Other times it was the big things like encouraging me to go to cosmetology school instead of college. She was even my guinea pig and model for my state exam.

My mom was more than a mom though, she was my dad's best friend and wife. She fell in love with him when she was 13 years old and has never waive red in that love and never will. She was an inspiration to me and others with her selflessness and her pure heart. She was also a great friend to many including me. She was always there to listen as we'll as make me laugh. I have so many great memories of the fun I had with my mom, I could write a book. I would like to share 2 stories though. The first was when my family all met at Disneyland for my niece's 3rd birthday. My mom was very quick witted and always like to joke and laugh. so when we saw paramedics walking past the Matterhorn we started joking how the Matterhorn was closed because someone died on it....by the end of the day we were in a restroom at our hotel and we heard some women gossiping and saying "did you hear someone died on the Matterhorn today and that is why it was closed" we both started laughing and walked out of the restroom. The next morning we were in the lobby and a dredge dive driving class was going on in one of the conference rooms so we walked by them saying things like, so there is supposed to be a place around here where a giant mouse lives and walks around talking to people, I haven't seen it but maybe today we should look for this interesting place (Disneyland was literally right outside our hotel), the people at the drivers class were looking at us like we were idiots but we just laughed and kept walking. That night I drove home and had a message on my answering machine from my mom, she was laughing and said so did you hear that someone died on the Matterhorn at the place were the giant mouse lives. I still smile and laugh about that.

A few years ago my mom and I took a girls weekend to New York. We spent 3 days walking all over manhattan without a plan, map or care in the world. We laughed and joked the entire time. While taking a double decker bus tour one night (in the freezing October temp) we sat on the top level shivering. As we went over the bridge (either manhattan or Brooklyn I forget which one) we were up so high and in the outer lane, my mom got scared (she really is afraid of heights) and grabbed on to me and ducked her head in my lap until we got off the bridge. The entire time she was laughing and making fun of herself. We had such and amazing time that weekend.

See my mom is/was so much to so many but for me she is everything: a mother, a friend, an inspiration, a humanitarian, a role model and someone I will always be blessed to have come from.

I love you mom!
Karen Marquise Bearden
April 13, 2013
Dear Bob, May you and your family find peace in knowing that Connie touched so many lives. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Frank & Reba Thomas
April 13, 2013
Bob my prayers go out to you, Dan and Karen. No words can express the ache in my heart for losing my Best Friend Forever. I don't know what I'm going to do without her in my life. And if I may, I'd like to sign out the way we always did to each other,
Love to Connie, my BFF, Bobbie
Bobbie Cimo
April 12, 2013
Bob,I'm so sorry for your loss. Connie was a beautiful and kind woman. She is with the Angels now and will help you through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Pattie & Ross Owen
April 12, 2013
Bob, Dan & Christine, and Karen: Connie has been a part of my daily prayers since I first heard of her illness. She was so strong and such a fighter with an amazing attitude. One of the finest, most positive people I have ever known. She was so warm and gracious and will truly be missed. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Please know that Connie was loved by so many.
Bob Jackson
April 12, 2013
Heaven received a wonderful angel. I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers!
Wendy Van Gundy
April 12, 2013
Bob - we are so sorry for your loss. We loved you and Connie. It must be very dificult to loose the love of your life and soulmate like Connie was to you. You and your family will always be in our prayers.
John & Gina Federer
April 11, 2013
Bob and Family - I didn't know Connie well but enough to say Good Morning! When I picked Cameron and Haley up at 7 a.m. for day-care and then school, we would always stop to say hello to Connie and Riley who were on their morning walk. Rafferty came along, but then kids got big and I didn't pick them up each morning. Cameron, Haley and Chase talked alot about Bob, Connie, Riley and Rafferty. We will miss Connie, and have fond memories :) Helen "Mima" Breeden (Jen's mom)
April 11, 2013
Dear Bob and your Family
Please accept our deepest sympathies in your time of grief. Anne and I are very sorry to hear about Connie's passing. While only time will help to heal your pain & sorrow, we hope that your remembering of the joy that she brought into your lives rather than her long battle with cancer, will help you all through this painful period. May all of your proud and happy memories over the many years of being with Connie bring you comfort knowing you had such a wonderful wife, best friend, and mother to your children. I can remember when you were dating Connie when we were freshman at S.H. in 1961. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this very difficult time.
John and Anne Keenan
John and Anne Keenan
April 11, 2013
Bob & Family,
A personal message of condolence is on its way to you via the mail. In the meantime, I join everyone here in expressing my sorrow, and in sending you and yours my love.
Jo Anne Quinn
April 11, 2013
Bob:

Judy joins me in expressing our sincere sorrow to you and the children. Connie was a unique and talented individual; the pride you all have in Connie's accomplishments will soon over shadow these difficult times of sorrow.

God Bless Connie and the Marquise Family.

Love,

Tom O'Toole
April 11, 2013
Dear Bob, You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this very sad time. May you be comforted knowing that your extended family from St. Cecilia's is by your side.
Kathy and Karl
April 11, 2013
Bob, my thoughts and heart are with you and yours at this truelly challenging time. Connie is now in a position to continue her mission with an extra boost of ENERGY.
Thoughtfully, Bob Curran
April 11, 2013
Bob, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Connie was an Angel here on earth and now she's one with our Lord.
April 11, 2013
Bob and Family - I am so sorry for your loss. Connie was a true example of a wonderful Christian woman. Now she will be praying for us. We will miss her and keep her in our hearts forever. God Bless.
Pat Lehane
April 11, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you. She was a special lady.
Terri Maria
April 11, 2013
A lunch with these wonderful people feeds your soul. Connie you were taken too soon and will be missed forever
Cathy Walsh Nemser
April 10, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow
Joe & Susan McQuilkin
April 10, 2013
May God Bless you and your family in this time of sorrow
Lee and Monica Hopkins
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