Enfield & Lincoln - Connie Ireland, 74, passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at her home in Bangor surrounded by family. She was a unique and caring individual who touched the lives of all that knew her.
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Connie was born September 1, 1944 in Hartland, Maine to Frank and Evelyn Alley. She graduated from Schenck High School in Millinocket in 1962. As a teenager, Connie loved to sing and performed throughout New England.
Connie married Bruce Ireland in 1963 and raised three loving sons. She worked as a stitcher at Dexter Shoe in Milo and then at the paper mill in Lincoln until her retirement in 2009.
Connie loved spending time with her family. She especially enjoyed watching her children’s, grandchildren’s, and friend’s sporting events. She was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother, and friend – always there to lend a helping hand.
Connie is preceded in death by her parents, nephew Tracy Elliott, and niece Laurie Elliott. She is survived by three sons: Tim Ireland and his wife Laura, Jon Ireland and his wife Vicky, and Ron Ireland and his wife Joan; nine grandchildren: Sara, Whitney, Rebecca, Olivia, Mercedes, Shawn, Rachel, Kelly, and Katie; three brothers: Frank “Wayne” Alley and his wife Darlene, Robert Elliott and his wife Edie, and Richard Elliott and his wife Anne; two nephews: Sam and Frank; and a niece: Patti. Connie also leaves behind countless beloved friends.
Friends may call at 12:00 PM Friday, December 14, 2018 at Lamson Funeral Home, Clay Chapel, 7 Lee Road in Lincoln where a memorial service will be conducted at 1:00 PM with Pastor David Gardiner officiating. Those who wish to remember Connie in a special way may make gifts in her memory payable to Northern Light Home Care & Hospice.