Connie Marie Blankfield
November 8, 1921 – August 29, 2019
It is with great sadness that the family of Connie Marie Blankfield announces her passing after a brief illness on Thursday, August 29 at Stratford Court of Boca Pointe where she recently moved to be closer to family. Born Concettina Marie Vitale to parents Olga and Diego Vitale on November 8, 1921, Connie was the last surviving sibling of four brothers and three sisters who adored her. She grew up in Philadelphia and graduated Overbrook High School in 1938. She later met the love of her life, Martin S. Blankfield and they were married October 26, 1947. They moved to Orlando, Florida in 1961 and to Merritt Island, Florida in 1964 where they remained and lived happily together. Deeply in love, devoted to each other and best friends they were married for 70 wonderful years. They were inspirations for their family and friends. Especially Connie whose love of life, sparkling blue eyes and gorgeous smile warmed our hearts. In addition to being a loving mother and wonderful homemaker, Connie volunteered with Cripple Children Aid society and held part time jobs throughout her life. Connie and Marty raised five children, Michael and Craig who preceded her death and is survived by Bruce, Deborah and David. Her grandchildren include; Michael who preceded her death and surviving grandchildren Jackie, Brannon, Brooke, Gianna, Nicole and Betsy. Visitation will be on Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm at Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home 1360 N Courtenay Parkway Merritt Island, FL 32953 with a service to follow at 1:00 pm. Entombment will be at Florida Memorial Gardens, Rockledge.
- Visitation Saturday, September 7, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, September 7, 2019
Connie Marie Blankfield
September 8, 2019
Favorite memories was
- one of the first things my mother would do is applied her make-up
-Clothes having pockets was a" must have" so she could placed her "Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Lipsticks, shade -Really Red color " lipstick in them.
- Mom fiercely loved her sons.
-Mom always was meticulously about the appearance of the house. Last memory was last time I was folding her blanket very carefully matching corner with corner. Afterward Mom refolded the blanket explaining this is the way I do things.
- Dad was always proud of Mom for her appearance, mien and persistence and supported her with passionate love in her endeavors.
Mom I will always remember you telling us- A Mother's Love Will Never End It Is There From Beginning To End. and so is a daughter's love for you- Love will never end
September 7, 2019
Rest in peace Connie. It was my pleasure to have been your friend for many years. Thank you for that. My deepest sympathy to your family at this time.
September 5, 2019
We are sending our heartfelt sympathy to the Blankfield Family. Connie was a beautiful, caring and gracious lady. We have many wonderful memories as the Blankfield Family lived across the street from my parents, Ted and Nancy Doran, on Central Avenue in Merritt Island. Much love to all, Mona and Mike Potter