Marie E. Constantine
August 14, 1939 – March 30, 2021
Marie Elaine Constantine entered the Kingdom of Heaven on March 29th, 2021. She was born in Washington, D.C. to George Constantine and Mary Rosensteel Constantine. She resided in Washington for a time before moving to Silver Spring, MD. There she attended Nativity and St. Bernadette grade schools and attended The Academy of Holy Names Soon after marriage to James J. Kelley, she would re-locate to Rockville, MD where she raised her family. Elaine was extremely devoted to her parents attending to them as they grew older. She was a strong and loving Mother to her six children. As a Mother and wife she was faced with some extremely difficult decisions and challenges which she took on with courage and always with the best interests of her family. It was difficult to have a birthday or special occasion go by without a card and/or gift from her. During her last years it wasn't unusual to hear the song Stairway To Heaven emanating from her kazoo. She is survived by children Jim (and Mary), Mary Beth, Kim, Margie and Steve (and Lori). Grandchildren Jennifer, Joe (and Lindsey), Diana & Michael (and Brianna) Nicholas (and Maureen), Derek, Lisa, Ryan (and Kate), Alexandra (and Cameron), Aaron, Levi, Will, Wendy, Melissa and several Great Grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers Leo (and Linda) & Vic (and Czesia). Nephews Chris and James and Nieces Tina, Colleen, and Lauren. She is preceded in death by her first husband and father of her children, Jim, her second husband Lynn, daughter Leslie and grandson Anthony. A memorial service will be celebrated at Saint Anthony Shrine Parish in Emmitsburg, MD. Time and date of service has yet to be determined at this time. Information will be provided well in advance. COVID-19 restrictions will also be considered. Mom, Elaine, Aunt Elaine or Nona, forever loved, we will always carry your memory in our hearts.
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Marie E. Constantine
April 18, 2021
Dear Mom Elanie,
I am going to miss chatting with you! Thank you You for being a wonderful friend/ Mom to me and Andrew for past 34 years.
You are in great hands with God. Please say hello to Mr. & Mrs. Evans (aka Papa & Granny) for us.
Love you always with all my heart ❤️
Annie, Scott & Andrew
April 16, 2021
It is an honor to post a public memory of my dear mom who was always in my corner. If there is one lasting and prominent impression I am left with it's that she was always for me. What else can one hope for from a mom?
April 15, 2021
To my Aunt Elaine
Our family’s filled with gentle hearts, and some are wise and true, but when I think of special ones, I always think of you. I will love you always and forever. You were the glue that kept our family together. Your niece, Colleen
April 13, 2021
I only wish I were there to have been able to kiss you on your head, hug you, tell you that Jesus is with us, and we will meet again soon in Heaven. You were ALWAYS so kind and living towards me. I can still hear your voice and will never forget it. You were always so wonderful to all of us.
Your loving grandson,
April 12, 2021
No matter how prepared I thought I was, I wasn’t at all. I think about you every day, all day. Your passing has left such an emptiness in me. I will cherish all the wonderful times we had together shopping, (your favorite!) celebrating holidays and birthdays So many memories through all these years
You are the strongest woman I know. The only thing that brings me peace is knowing your with the Lord now and all of our loved ones before you. I will carry you in my heart until we see each other again. I love you and I miss you. There is so much more I want to say but I will leave it with this..I am so blessed that you are my mother. I love you Mommy. ❤️
April 12, 2021
There are so many things you taught me. How to be respectful, fair and honest. Faith in God. Remember getting up at 5a all week when it was my turn to serve as an altar boy for Mass. You took me to the church and would have to come home and get my siblings fed and ready for school. The time I broke my collarbone and you having to take me to my doctor every week in Bethesda. Then there was the time I lost your favorite rosary at school and felt just horrible but you were so sweet and understanding. (just a few memories). Mom, you put up with some nonsense from me from time to time but never wavered in your love for me. You had seven of us to care for and I don't know how you did it. In your last few years we would talk on the phone and you would sometimes apologize for losing your train of thought or finding the right word to say. Well, Mom, you led by example and all my life you had the right words to say. There were so many sacrifices you made for our family and now you shall reap the reward of being with our Lord. I'm proud to be your son and blessed you are my Mom. Thank you and I love you.
April 12, 2021
Dear Big Sister
I will miss our frequent phone calls and memories of years gone by. I remember how you fashioned a tin foil crucifix when your Cocker Spaniel was struck by a car.
April 1, 2021
Goodbye to my little sister. May God keep you in his arms now. I will never forget the wonderful times of our childhood together, Pokie.