Constance Lee Coleman
May 7, 1943 – June 29, 2020
Constance Lee McGrane Coleman, 77, of Marblehead, passed away peacefully at Brooksby Village in Peabody on June 29, 2020.
Connie is survived by her daughter, Lindsay Coleman O’Connell and her husband Denis and beloved grandson Nathaniel of Marblehead; her twin brother, Richard McGrane and his wife Janet of Middleton; and her nieces and nephews and their families. She is preceded in death by her husband Richard and brother William.
Connie was born on May 7th, 1943 in Spring Valley, IL to Lillian Illemann and Stanley McGrane. They moved to Dedham, MA where she graduated from Dedham High School in 1961. She went on to graduate with her associate’s degree from Westbrook Jr. College in 1963, her bachelor’s in secondary education and biology from Salem State in 1972, and her master’s in biology from Tufts University in 1976.
Connie first taught high school biology in Manchester-by-the-Sea and then spent 12 years teaching life and earth science at Swampscott Middle School. She married her husband Dick on Cape Cod in 1973 and the couple lived in Marblehead, MA for over 40 years. Connie and Dick spent their retirement winters in Naples, FL where she enjoyed golfing and continuing her passion for education by teaching English as a second language as a volunteer for the Literacy Volunteers of America.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Arrangements: Friends and family are invited to call at the Eustis & Cornell Funeral Home, 142 Elm St., Marblehead, on July 7th from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. A Graveside service will immediately follow, at 11:15 a.m., at Waterside Cemetery, Marblehead.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Constance Lee Coleman
July 13, 2020
I was deeply saddened to read that Connie has passed away. We had worked together in the medical field for several years when we were newly out of college around 1964. We had been friends when we were both working in Boston and had kept in touch intermittently until recent. years. She was always such an intelligent, beautiful, and elegant lady. I have many fond memories of my interactions with Connie. The last time I saw her was at Dick's funeral, and she asked me to come to meet her for lunch and gave me two phone numbers which I tried several times and left Voice Mail, but I never got a return call so I assumed that she must not have been in a situation to receive company.
I want to convey my deepest condolences to Connie's family for the loss of this very lovely and caring person.
Carolyn and Joe Bellefeuille
July 4, 2020
Harry and I send our deepest sympathy to you, Denis and Nate and your family on the loss of your mother.