Florence Constantine

Florence Constantine of Granville passed away on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008 at Indian River Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a long illness.

Florence was born on June 11, 1918 in South Poultney, Vt., the daughter of Thomas P. and Catherine (Thomas) Jones.

Florence worked at various department stores and sewing shops over the years, one of which was the former John’s Five and Dime on Main St. in Granville. Florence enjoyed crocheting and knitting home made dolls. She was a member of the Granville Baptist Church. She enjoyed the friendship she found in her membership in Uthia Circle, a Baptist women’s fellowship group, and the Mettowee Senior Citizens.

In addition to her parents, Florence was predeceased by her husband, William “Chick” Constantine, her brothers: Ken, Howell, Tom, Donald, Gordon, Hayden, Paul, Ray and Bob and her deceased sisters Dot and Catharine. Survivors are her two sons, William Constantine and his wife Elizabeth and Howell Constantine and his wife Regina, all of Granville and one daughter Joan Daley and her husband, Bill, of Poultney, her brothers Clifford and Clayton and her sisters Ruth, Blodwin and Pauline. In addition, Florence was survived by six grandchildren: James Daley and his wife Stephanie of Hampton, JoAnn Halterman and her husband Dan of Granville, Bill Constantine and his wife Trish of Poultney, Craig Constantine and his wife Priscilla of Granville, Valerie Constantine of  Dalton, Mass and Jon Constantine of Granville, 18 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren as well as four step-grandchildren: Gary Frasier and his wife Brenda, Karl Frasier, Kathy Somich and her husband Nick, Dan Frasier and his wife Donna, and Mary Daley also seven step-great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 11 a.m. at the Granville Baptist Church with the Rev. James Peterson officiating. Burial will be in Mountainview Cemetery in West Pawlet, Vt. Friends were invited to call on Tuesday, Aug. 5 from 6-9 p.m. at the Robert M King funeral Home, 23 Church St. Granville, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to the Granville Baptist Church, Quaker St. Granville, or the Granville Rescue Squad, Box 153, Granville, NY 12832.

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