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Constance "Connie" Elaine Geisenderfer

March 1, 1932 — January 14, 2023

Salisbury, CT

Constance "Connie" Elaine Geisenderfer

 

Constance “Connie” Elaine Geisenderfer, age 90, of Sharon, CT, passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2023.

Connie was a longtime resident of the MS Gulf Coast. She was a graduate of Liberty High School in Bethlehem, PA and of St. Luke’s School of Nursing, Class of 1952 where she was president of her graduating class and crowned Ms. St. Luke’s. Connie worked as a registered nurse for 50 years in various specialties including the ER, Med Surg, OR, Cardiology, Home Health, and was Director of Nursing at Hotel Reed and Driftwood Nursing Centers for many years. She was an active member of her community and church wherever she resided including Maryland, Mississippi, and Pennsylvania. Our mother was gifted with a beautiful lyric soprano voice. Along with being a frequent soloist in various church choirs, she was a founding member of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chorale. They traveled to Europe to compete at an international music festival in Vienna and performed in various other venues in Austria, and Hungary, as well as at Carnegie Hall in NYC.  Connie spent many years as a girl scout leader, she volunteered as a Hospice grief counselor, was a volunteer for the Advent Moravian Church’s homeless shelter program, and taught Sunday school at Advent Moravian church for several years.  She formed her own book clubs, bible study groups, and generally enjoyed socializing and singing with her friends. Always “the nurse,” Mom never failed to help someone in need. She loved her family and was proud to be a part of the nursing profession and made a positive impact on the communities where she lived.

Connie was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert Davis Geisenderfer; her parents, Velma and William Ferenczy; and siblings, William Ferecnzy Jr. and Edward Ferenczy.

Survivors include her loving children, Kristine Balena (Kenneth), Karen Fitzgerald (Samuel), Kathy Marshall (Randy) and Kim Jenkins (Joseph); 9 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and siblings, Jane Ferenczy of Bethlehem, PA and Thomas Fina of Alexandria, VA.

Services will be held at Long Beach Presbyterian Church on Thursday, January 26, 2023, at 12:00pm. Friends may visit beginning at 10:30am. Interment will follow at Biloxi National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to your local hospice, senior center, Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind, Attn: Office of Development, 1825 K Street, NW Suite 1103, Washington, DC 20006 or Meals on Wheels America, PO Box 791568, Baltimore, MD 21279-1568, in Connie’s name.

Thank you to VNA Hospice services of Northwestern CT.  Thank you to our mother’s angels on earth at Nobel Horizon’s in Salisbury, CT (you know who you are). We are eternally grateful to you.

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Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, January 26, 2023

10:30am - 12:00pm (Central time)

Long Beach Presbyterian Church

125 E 2nd Street, Long Beach, MS 39560

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Funeral Service

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Starts at 12:00pm (Central time)

Long Beach Presbyterian Church

125 E 2nd Street, Long Beach, MS 39560

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Burial

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Starts at 1:30pm (Central time)

Biloxi National Cemetery

400 Veterans Ave., Biloxi, MS 39531

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