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Howe Mortuary & Crematory

439 Coffman St, Longmont, CO

OBITUARY

Constance Carol Perrigo

April 2, 1947June 28, 2020
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Constance Carol “Connie” Perrigo, 73, of Longmont, died June 28, 2020 at her residence. She was born April 2, 1947 in Fall River, Massachusetts to William and Anne (Goos) Cayer. On April 3, 1967 she married Ronald Perrigo in the chapel at Westover Air Force Base in Springfield, Massachusetts. Together they would have one child, Christine. Connie worked as a teacher’s aide in kindergarten and first grade for over 20 year at Coal Creek Elementary. In her free time she enjoyed doing crafts, decorating cakes and creating floral arrangements. She is survived by her husband, Ronald, daughter Christine Perrigo (Joel Garrett) of Erie, Granddaughter Cora Garrett also of Erie, along with a brother, Alan Cayer (Nancy) of Westminster, CO. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, William Cayer. A memorial service will be held at 10:00am on Friday, July 3, 2020 at Faith Community Lutheran Church in their outdoor courtyard. Please understand this will be limited to 50 people or less. Inurnment will take place at 1:30pm on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at Ft Logan National Cemetery in Denver.

Services

  • Memorial Gathering

    Friday, July 3, 2020

  • Private Graveside Inurnment

    Tuesday, July 7, 2020

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Jenny Fit-Peaster

July 2, 2020

I knew Connie as a member of Scootbacks Square Dance Club. My most important memory of Connie is when she sent Hilton & me a postcard inviting us to come back to square dancing. Our daughter had died in an automobile accident a year earlier and I was just not ready to have any kind of fun. While I was usually the person who checked the mailbox for some reason Hilton checked the mail the day Connie's personal postcard message arrived and he convinced me to go just once (at least to see our friends). The rest is history and thanks to Connie we returned to square dancing and now many of our best friends are square dancers. It takes a special person to take the time to write a personal message to someone who is struggling. Connie was that special person.

Karie Pickett

July 1, 2020

. . . When Christine and I were four, our moms started a Preschool. I always looked forward to when it was Connie’s turn to host the Preschool group at her house, especially if there was a holiday or a birthday coming up. We joined Brownies/Girl Scouts when we were five, and our moms became the leaders of Troop 650. Over the years Christine and I got put in different classes, and then different schools. In fifth grade I switched schools because I wanted to be at the same school as Christine (which was also where Connie worked). I didn’t like new situations (I probably would not have made it through kindergarten without Christine), and I was pretty nervous to start a new school, but of course Connie would check in on me and it made me feel better just knowing that she was in the building.

Karie Pickett

July 1, 2020


To Ron, Christine, Cora, and the rest of Connie’s family:
I am so sorry for your loss. Connie will always hold a special place in my heart.

My mom met Connie when Christine and I were about three years old, and they became instant friends. Christine and I were inseparable and Connie always had an endless supply of fun activities planned to keep us entertained. I remember seeing the list of all of the activities that Connie had planned for summer break one year, and my mom saying, “you’re going to do all of this in one summer?” Trips to Elitch’s, Casa Bonita, Story Time at the library, movies, shopping, sleep-overs, the playhouse in the basement, and so much more; Connie made everyday special for us. She was the creative force behind my birthday cakes, and I am guessing that she played a big part in planning my parties too. . .