Connie was a bright light as our landlord for several years while my husband was in graduate school at Tufts University. We got in the habit of spending Christmas Eve together assembling toys for our son (3) and later our daughter who was born while we lived there. Connie served a dual role - sometimes as mother and always as good friend. Today I can laugh to remember the time our son drew with crayon on the wallpaper of his bedroom. Connie said we would have to replace the wallpaper, but first we would have to strip the old wall paper. A great learning opportunity that I used often when we were able to get our own home.
My husband Bill was a frequent visitor in Arthur's woodworking shop.
Our friendship continued after we left Boston as we telephoned every Christmas to check in with this couple who were so important in our lives.
Our prayers are with Arthur as he navigates this new road in life. Thanks to the wonderful folks at Brooksby Village and his friends are there to look after him. Many people will miss Connie but take comfort in the knowledge that she is free of pain, resting in peace.