April 28, 1946 - May 29, 2011
April 28, 1946 - May 29, 2011
Constance Carol Hinzman Maraschiello 65, of Tucson, passed away Sunday morning, May 29, 2011 from complications following arterial surgery. Beloved wife of Chuck Maraschiello, she was born in Weston, WV, on April 28, 1946. She is also survived by her daughter, Christee Rothbard, and her husband, Daniel, of Las Cruces, NM; her grandchildren, Ethan and Hannah Rothbard; her son, John and his partner Lisa Nitti; her sister, Marilyn Grey of Wasilla AK and her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Peggy Maraschiello and Jonathan Kastner of Deep River, Connecticut. Connie grew up and spent most of her life in Tucson, and graduated from Rincon High in 1964. After she and Chuck were married on August 27, 1966, Connie took a position at Jacome's downtown then at a local Sears-Roebuck branch. When Chuck entered the Army, and was stationed at Fort Ord, California, Connie transferred to a nearby branch of Sears. After Chuck's military discharge he and Connie returned to Tucson and began their family. In addition to raising Christee and John, Connie volunteered for the Citizens Advisory Planning Commission, and served on the Board of Directors of the Tucson Center for Women and Children. When the children reached school age Connie returned to school: she entered Pima College, graduating with an Associate Degree (with honors) as a Paralegal. She joined the staff of the Pima County Attorney's Office, assigned to the Child Protective Services Division. Continuing her education, Connie received a BA in Management from the University of Phoenix. That degree earned her a transfer to the Pima County Department of Transportation as Project Manager for Flood Control, a position she proudly held and ably filled until her death. Connie was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, friend and sister-in-law. She was generous, thoughtful, kind, good, grateful for her life and ever the optimist. She was a nature lover, particularly of fall leaves and spring daffodils. A great shopper, list maker and antiquer, she was a yard and estate sale aficionado. She loved being creative with her found treasures, accepting nothing less than excellence in her handicrafts as well as at work. She was a true nurturer and caretaker. Her love of life equaled her love of reading and of gardening, of decorating and of politics. She loved her pets, Oscar, her cat, and Cypher, her dog. She was a true and loyal friend. Above all, Connie loved her family. We'll remember Connie as strong, smart, brave, optimistic, caring, kind, classy, fair, tenacious, wise and vulnerable. Her heart of gold, wisdom and strength were treasures she shared with all of us and left us to embrace. Connie's Viewing will be at ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Dodge Chapel, Thursday, June 16, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph's Church on Craycroft, Friday, June 17, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at All Faiths Cemetery. In memory of Connie, the family requests Gifts to the Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse in Tucson. Please make checks payable to Emerge! and send to 2545 E. Adams St., Tucson, AZ 85716 or give online at their website: www.emergecenter.org If donations are made by check please write Connie M. in the memo.
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