September 19, 1938 – June 26, 2018
Elizabeth C. “Connie” (Waters) Roth, 79, of Harwich passed away on June 26, 2018, after a brief illness. Connie came into this world during THE hurricane, on September 19, 1938 in Newton, Massachusetts. She was the fourth and sufficiently last child born to Harold J. and Elizabeth C. (Uniacke) Waters.
After graduating from Newton North High School and Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School, Connie met her match and husband of 56 years, Frederick W. “Fred” Roth, while working together at GTE. Connie and Fred built amazing, lifelong friendships with their coworkers. Their adventures included bowling and golf leagues and group vacations in Florida. Connie was a lover of nature. She enjoyed watching and identifying birds and had many feline friends over the years. She supported animal rescue and nature conservancy efforts.
Connie and Fred packed up their Marlboro, MA home after retirement and moved to Harwich to be closer to family. They enjoyed many laughter-filled meals with Connie’s sister Marcia and her husband Bill Murphy, Connie’s brother Barry and his wife Carole and their son Neal, who elevated the cooking from grilling misadventures to gourmet. Connie is pre-deceased by all of these loving family members, including Fred, and is survived by her sister, Janice E. Waters, SND as well as many nieces and nephews who will miss her quick wit and ready smile.
Friends and family are invited to gather on Saturday, July 7, 2018 from 10am to 12pm at Doane, Beal & Ames Funeral Home, 260 Main Street, W. Harwich , MA to share memories and celebrate Connie’s life. Burial will follow at Holy Trinity Cemetery.
- Memorial Service Saturday, July 7, 2018
- Burial Saturday, July 7, 2018
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Sister Maureen McLaughlin
July 7, 2018
My thoughts are with you, Janice, as you remember Connie, and so many happy memories of times at the Cape. My memory of Connie is of a woman with such a dry wit, great sense of humor! Her love of cats also is there- I remember giving her a picture of, believe it or not, a Celtic cat, which I can see in my mind's eye even now. She really liked that!
Hold your memories close, Janice. They comfort always,