Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home

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Connie Marie Gong

March 15, 1926June 18, 2020

Connie Gong born March 15, 1926, passed away June 18, 2020 at the age of 94. Connie worked as a nurse for Dr. Novotny for 22 years.

Connie is preceded in death by her parents, George and Nelia Bridges; siblings Winford and Margie Bridges, Ruth Cushen; first husband, Joe Cardoza, second husband, Bill Gong and daughter, Grace Gilbert.

Connie is survived by her daughters, Debbie (Bill) Goulart and Sheila (Ted) Selb. Her stepchildren, Janet Woida, Lori DeCaro, Kim Gong, Tom Gong and Doug Gong. 20 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild also survive her.


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Connie Marie Gong

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Barbara Gilbert-Curry

June 20, 2020

My deepest sympathy. You and your family are in my prayer. Your mother was a beautiful lady she will be greatly missed. I know that Grace is happy to be reunited with her mother. Not a day goes by that I don't think of my beautiful sister- in- law Grace. I know with great confidence that both her and her mother are happy in the presence of our Lord in paradise. May their souls rest in eternal peace. All my love, Barbara Gilbert-Curry and family.