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Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home

154 Route 6A, Sandwich, MA

OBITUARY

Constance Coleman

October 21, 1921May 2, 2020
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COLEMAN, Connie Marie Elliott Freeman, 98, passed away At Bear Mountain at Andover in Andover, MA on May 2, 2020. She was born to the late William and Marie Elliott (Davis) on October 21, 1921 in Boston, MA. Connie grew up in Cambridge, MA. When she was a child she had Scarlett fever. Also loved to climb trees and be outdoors. She grew up and was a hard worker started babysitting when she was 12. She was a camp counselor, she had many other jobs, during WW11 she worked at what is now called Logan airport, then it was East Boston airport where she flagged in planes then took a course and learned some of the mechanics. Also during WW11 she worked at the Shipyard where she was an electrician helper. She volunteered at Mt. Auburn hospital during WW11 worked at the Ammunition dump as well. Later she had a camp for inner city kids, camp Hiawatha. For 10 years she did custodial work for Fernald State hospital, then was encouraged to take a course and became a physical therapist for mentally and physically challenged children where she retired She enjoyed playing tennis, Cross country skiing, traveling, camping, square dancing loved to play the lottery and go to the casino on special occasions and until recently was on a bowling league called coffee and donuts where she was highly regarded. She felt it was gods will to help her family and friends. We just want to say something about how much she loved her family, they were her life. She survived her first husband the late Ward Freeman and her second husband the late Benjamin Coleman. She also survived 3 of her late children Ward (buzzy) Freeman, William Freeman and Catherine Barrett. She has 2 remaining children the oldest Constance Marie Conner and The youngest Brian Freeman. She had a step daughter Linda Coleman. She has 10 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 3 Great Great grandchildren she had many nieces and nephews. She was the oldest of 5 children her siblings; William Elliott, Raymond Elliott, Emily Denize’ and Jean Moore who is the only living sibling. Please send flowers to Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, Bourne, MA, 40 MacArthur Blvd. or in Connie’s name please donate to: For Love of a child. Inc. us 501 (c) nonprofit organization at https://loveachild.com/make-a-contribution.

Services

  • Private Family Viewing

    Thursday, May 7, 2020

  • Burial is private

    Thursday, May 7, 2020

Memories

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Joanie Zak

May 7, 2020

Loved the Photos, Tribute Video of Connie., Obit was Heart-warming! Amazing&Awesome lady. She loved life & all those who were part of her life. God's extra comfort, love&peace to Connie,her family/friends Now she'll be enjoying special 'Heavenly Times'! Our Heartfelt Sympathy&Prayers, Joanie&family

Marcia Huff

May 6, 2020

To Connie's family: Sending my heartfelt condolences to all of you. I bowled with Connie and she was on my team this past year. She was always such a pleasant woman and, how she loved to bowl! She will be sadly missed by all of us. Rest in peace my friend. Marcia Huff

Karen Young

May 6, 2020

My dearest Aunt Connie. From our trips to Billerica, Canada, Virginia and Florida you have always been kind hearted, loving and giving. I will cherish the memories even those crazy summer camping trips in Canada an dragging the poor guy at the gate. I could always count on good times and plenty of laughs. You will be dearly missed but I will carry you in my heart always. Rest well until we meet again.

Tina Glendenning

May 5, 2020

Gram, even though we met later in life when I was 19 I'll never forget how special you made me feel. I almost feel like I had known you my whole life. There were so many good memories but I think one of my favorites that always makes me chuckle is the time that we came down to the cape to visit you at your home. We were upstairs in the jacuzzi and you had come up and were talking to us. We were talking about going shopping and you said you were going to get Benny's credit card because why should you use yours, when his had nothing on it, not realizing that Benny was under the jacuzzi fixing it and we heard this loud "Whaat?" and you were busted. It was really funny and I'll never forget that. Thank you for providing me with so many good memories and for welcoming me with open arms from that very first time we met in Connie's yard in Worcester. You made a big impact on my life and I thank God for the blessings I had and being part of this amazing family.

Amellia Boone

May 5, 2020

Constance, known to me as Gram, was my best friends grandmother. She was also my friend. She was funny, she was beautiful and not only intelligent but witty as well. The time I got to spend with her will forever be cherished. I will miss you dearly gram.

Love Always,
Amellia

Karen Young

May 5, 2020

Cindy Freeman

May 5, 2020

I was in Connie's family for over 50 yrs. And made lots o wonderful memories.she has always been a mother too me and I love her so much .she loved life and lived it to the fullest.i will always miss her and may she rest in peace love u connie see u later.

Tonia Raymond

May 5, 2020

Gram you will be extremely missed. I will always remember your kind heart and GREAT sense of humor. Camping back in the day will be in my heart forever. I am proud to call you my grandmother you have accomplished so much in your life. Thank goodness my front 2 teeth grew back so quickly hee hee ( private joke).I learned so much from you!! Love you always

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