OBITUARY

Concetta Marie Hvizda

June 20, 1938April 27, 2019

Concetta M. Hvizda, born June 20, 1938 in Danville, Pennsylvania died April 27, 2019 in Loveland, Colorado. She was predeceased by parents Agnes Radziszewski and Ernest Fanella. Connie graduated from Mt. Carmel Catholic High School and Geisinger School of Nursing in Pennsylvania. She loved working as an RN and retired from Sweet Brook Nursing Home, Williamstown, Massachusetts after 30 years of service.

Connie married Edward Hvizda in New Brunswick, NJ on March 1, 1958. They later divorced. Survivors include daughter, Lori Hvizda Ward (Ken Ward), Loveland; son, Gary Hvizda, Wheat Ridge; grandchildren, Alexandra, Kellis, and Julia Ward and Matthew and Nicholas Hvizda, and one great-granddaughter. Connie also leaves sister, Frances Cooley of Alabama; brother, Ernest Fanella (Linda) of Pennsylvania; and several nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, May 28, 10:00 am, St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Loveland, followed by inurnment at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Ft. Collins. Gifts in Connie’s memory may be made to nursing education at Geisinger.org or to Pathways Hospice. The family would like to thank Pathways Hospice and Visiting Angels for caring for Connie during her last days.

Services

  • Memorial Service Tuesday, May 28, 2019
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, May 28, 2019

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Denise Forkey

May 24, 2019

I went to work for Connie as a brand new LPN at Sweetbrook in 1992. I was so fortunate to have her as my first nursing mentor. An excellent nurse and wonderful teacher, I am grateful for all I learned from her and was so sorry to hear of her passing. My thoughts go out to her family and all those whose lives she touched.

Denise Fischer ( Fanella)

May 23, 2019

Connie was an inspiration to me. She was always so poised and calm. I loved her smile. She always took the time to talk with me at family gatherings. She was one of the smartest women I ever knew. My sympathy is extended to her family.

Fran Cooley

May 6, 2019

My sister was an inspiration to everyone she met. She will be greatly missed and I will miss her and our phone conversations. I love you Connie and may you Rest In Peace. Prayers and love for her children an grandchildren .

Tina Bolner

May 1, 2019

Connie was the best person inside and out. She was the best boss very caring always there if you needed to talk. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. RIP Connie💗

Terri Johnson

April 30, 2019

Thoughts and prayers of comfort and healing to the family of this kind and compassionate woman. She was a mentor to me and my mom, and a blessing to all who were fortunate enough to have known her.
Enjoy your heavenly reward Connie.

Ann Martin

April 30, 2019

I’m so sorry to hear of Connie’s passing . I had the pleasure of having Connie as a boss . She was such a kind , caring and thoughtful person to patients and staff . Rip sweet lady ❤️

Mary (Trombley) Bellonger

April 30, 2019

Connie was a very wonderful, caring and gracious woman. I met her when I worked at SB Nursing Home. She certainly was an inspiration and well loved by everyone and will be missed. My condolences to her family and friends.

Brenda Holland

April 30, 2019

I worked at Sweet Brook when Connie was DON....she was one of the kindest,loving,and most professional nurses I have ever known.May she rest in peace. Brenda Holland

Laurie Gancarz

April 30, 2019

I worked at sweetbrook with Connie. She was a wonderful woman. So classy and respected by all of us who worked there. Im sorry for your family's loss Laurie Gancarz ❤️

Betty Sartori

April 30, 2019

A friend, a mentor and a beautiful woman inside and out, sympathy to all who loved her. Betty