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Constance B. Green

Born June 13, 1941

Constance B. Green, 76, of Delaware City, DE, passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Christiana Hospital, Newark, DE, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Dover, DE on June 13, 1941 and was the daughter of the late Robert and Elneta (Farrow) Ketchum. Connie lived in Battle Creek, MI and South Bend, IN, before returning to Wilmington, DE. She was a graduate of Conrad High School in Wilmington, DE. Connie had worked as a telephone operator with Diamond State Telephone before becoming a full-time wife, mother and homemaker. Once her children were older, she returned to work as a customer service representative with WSFS Bank, from where she eventually retired.

Connie was an avid reader and loved to crochet, sew and embroider, an art that she learned from her mother and grandmother and passed on to her daughters.

In addition to her parents, Connie was preceded in death by her grandmother and grandfather, Reuben and Octavia (Moore) Farrow.

Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Stanley E. Green; her brothers, Larry Ketchum (Megan) of Cherry Hill, NJ, Stanley Ketchum of Newark, DE, and Richard Ketchum (Timothy Snider) of Willow Street, PA; her children, Kelly (Green) O’Shaughnessy (Michael) of Newark, DE, Penny (Green) Person (Michael) of Longwood, PA, Kimberly (Green) Pierson (Joel) of Hockessin, DE, and Kevin O. Green of Beaufort, SC. Also surviving are nine grandchildren, Gregory J. Walsh, Jr. (Michelle), Kevin M. Walsh (Audrey Atkinson), Caitlyn (Person) Ferranto (Jacob), Sean McColgan, Brian K. O’Shaughnessy (Becky Chavan), Erin K. McColgan, Mari-Kate O’Shaughnessy, Kevin O. Green, Jr., and Ava Pierson; and one great-granddaughter, Logan Walsh.

Services for Connie will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Connie’s memory to assist with Hurricane Irma disaster relief efforts c/o the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37839, Boone, IA 50037-0839 or by visiting www.redcross.org.

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  • So Sorry For Your Loss Stan. Just Viewed This.Send My Prayers For The Healing Hands of God On Your Heart. PEACE!

  • Thoughts and prayers to Stan and the entire Green family.

  • PEACE AND LOVE BE WITH YOU MY FRIEND, PRAYERS FOR YOUR LOSS.

  • Stan,
    So sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. May God bless you and keep you and the family during this sorrowful time….

  • Kim & Family,
    I am so sorry to learn of the loss of your mom, Kim. So many emotions and raw feelings draw to the surface none of which make the task of dealing any easier. Know that I will be praying for you, your dad, and your family today and in the coming weeks. May time allow your hearts to be filled with only love and fond memories!
    With Love,
    Dina Smalley

  • Stan I am so sorry for your great loss my prayers are with you and your family

  • Condolences my friend, my brother. Vicki and Connie were a team at WSFS just as you and I were for the WPD. We both share find memories that will last a lifetime. Praying for you and the family.

  • Stan, I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

  • So sorry to hear of Connie’s passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  • Stan I am soooooo sorry for u and ur family…..Connie was such a special person…..I truly feel so sad for u.

    Love, Doris

  • Kelly I am so sorry for you loss. Remember all of the good times! Love to all!

  • May Peace be with Stan and all the family upon the passing of your beloved Connie… such a kind, caring, lovely lady … God bless you all!

  • Tim and I send our deepest sympathies to my oh and your beautiful family. All our love and prayers.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Stan. I am so very sorry for your loss she was an amazing woman.

    Linda

  • Kevin, We are so sorry for the loss of your mother. We are praying for you and your family and made a donation to the Red Cross Irma relief in her memory.

  • Stan and family. I have known Connie for years and because of her positive outlook on life always made me want to be a better person. She was beautiful inside and out.
    I am truly sorry for your loss.
    Love, Carol

  • My heartfelt condolences to the family.

  • Stan, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Connie. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and person. I am so sorry for your loss as I know she was a huge part of your life as well as your children and grandchildren.

  • My sincere sympathies.

  • Stan our thoughts and prayers go out you an your family Love Mary June and Joe Patterson

  • Our sincere condolences to Stan and the family.

  • Stan I am so sorry for you and your family’s loss . Connie was truly a gift from God . She was one of the sweetest kindness people I ever meant. She will always be in your heart and you have some wonderful memories . God Bless you all .
    Louise

  • Dear Stan, Kim and all of your lovely family,
    My heart breaks for you in the loss of your beloved Connie. She is an absolute gem of a person and a beautiful soul. Please know our thoughts are with you as you celebrate her wonderful life and embark on the difficult process of saying farewell. “Until we meet again, may God hold her in the palm of his hand.” With much love, Kelly and Maggie Glynn

  • God bless her and you Stan she was a wonderful person as you are. For Your family ❤️ Your friends Ray and Rosemary Fruytier

  • Rich, I am so sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you and if you need anything, we are always here for you!
    God bless you and your family!!

  • This is a remarkable video of a wonderful lady. I feel as though I knew her and can feel & share the loss with your family.

  • My Dear Connie, although the time I spent with you was brief, you opened your home and heart to me. You made me feel like part of the family . I will remember you with joy in my heart. Thank you for touching my life. Drew Warford

  • Mayor Green and family, What a beautiful tribute. My sincerest condolences as you mourn the loss of your soul mate, mother, grandmother and sister. Ms. Connie is truly loved. She will rest in peace.

    With love,
    Lisa Lindsey

  • Kim, so sorry for the loss of your Mom. Joe and I send our sincere condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. Keep the memories close in your heart. Her spirit will always be with you and she is now your Angel.

    Sincerely,

    Denise and Joe Cannata

  • Connie, We have been friends for many years and we will truly miss you. Sherry loved those smoke circles and Jim was always thinking of ways to drop that Queen of Spades on you, and I will just miss you. Rest in Peace dear, sweet lady.

  • Dear Stan, my heartfelt condolences at the loss of your beautiful wife. My prayers are with you. Marian

  • Stan & Family,

    MY deepest and heartfelt condolences to your entire family.
    MY thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • Mayor Green and Family
    May God bless you in your time of this loss with faith and understanding and most of all the assurance of His love
    Margi Michini

  • Stan, sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

  • My condolences go out to our Mayor, Stan Geen and Connie’s family. May our Lord Jesus Christ bring you peace and comfort. Cling to your sweet memories. My prayers are with you. ❤️

  • Stan. So sorry to hear this terrible news. Never met her but you are one of the best. Need anything. Don’t hesitate to get in touch. Ken and family.

  • Penny,

    Was so sad to hear about your mom. Keeping you and the rest of your family in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Jean Marie

  • Dear Green Family

    We are so sorry for your loss. Connie was the backbone of the family. We always enjoyed the times we spent with Connie and Stan and family. Loved our last minute driveway parties. Such wonderful memories made in Woodmill with such great people. Take care in this very difficult time.

  • Stan,
    We are in shock. We loved Connie deeply and we are so s=very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your precious family.

    Love,
    Stan & Alma Friedman

  • Stan – I am so sorry to hear of Connie’s passing. There are no words to help but please know that you and your family are in my thoughts. What a beautiful tribute for a beautiful person.

    Sheila Cribb

  • Stan, Michelle told me about the passing of your beloved wife and friend, Connie, on Monday. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and friends.

  • So sorry to hear of you loss Stan, there are never enough or meaning enough words to express the loss of someone so special. My thoughts and prayers are with and your family. Although my distance will keep me from paying my respects to you in person please know Stan your friendship over these past years has always ment a lot to me. I wish you comfort and peace during this most sad time.

  • It saddens us to say goodbye to our sister in law, Connie. She was loved by us all. Her personal courage was inspiring. Her love for family was limitless. Rest well, Sis.

  • I’m sorry to hear about your loss and pain and wanted to share the Bible’s hope of a resurrection at John 5:28,29 at a time when there is no more sickness pain or death right here on earth according to Revelation 21:3,4. May the god of comfort give you comfort by means of the scriptures.

  • Connies passing is a great loss to all of us. She was a joy to be around and provided many moments of laughter. Not a bad golfer either. God bless Stan and his family. Our prayers are with you. Eddie and Juanita Augustine.

  • Oh “Mrs. Green” I will miss those all to infrequent telephone calls we had. What fun they were, we laughed and giggled about what was happening in our lives, we would always reminisce about the past. I am especially happy that we had what would be our last conversation not so long ago when you hinted about your medical situation and that perhaps you should go for treatment. Well, all I can say is, God bless the wind that blew you into my life ……. By the way, what was that little dog’s name that you had in Faulkland Hgts.?

    Stan, you are the best.

  • Mayor Green and family. What a beautiful tribute to our city’s First Lady. Her smile will always shine on us. Our sincere condolences to you and your family. Connie is loved.

  • So sorry for your sad loss, Stan. Sending love and blessings to you and your family.

  • Dear Mayor Stan, my deepest condolences to you and your family. Please know that Ms. Connie was such a bright spot for me. There was always coffee and a treat, turned out we even had some common threads in our histories. We spoke as friends and cared as sometimes family do. I am holding the family close to my heart and pray sweet memories will help to ease this loss. Sending blessings skyward to have had the chance to know such a beautiful spirit. Blessed Be

  • Stan, I am sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. You and your family will be in my families thoughts and prayers.

  • Stan,
    Larry and I are so sorry to hear about the passing of Connie. We know Cait loved her grandmother very much and spoke of her often. Connie will be missed by many. Please know that you, and the entire Green family, remain in our prayers during this difficult time.

  • Such a sad time for us all as a community. My sincerest condolences to those closest to Ms Connie Green. My most sincerest prayers that she find herself safe home with angels to watch over all who love and miss her.

  • Stan and Family,

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Connie was a great person and neighbor; miss you guys living next door. She will be sadly missed. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Love,

    The O’Connell Family

  • So sorry to hear of Connie’s passing. She was such a nice lady. Sorry for your loss Stan.

  • Stan,

    It is with heavy hearts we say goodbye to Connie in this life and we will miss having her as a neighbor. But we know we will see her again in eternal life. Please let us know if there is anything we can do during this difficult time.

    Annmarie and Kathy

  • Thank you Willis you have been a true friend.

  • Joe, I appreciate you taking the time to let me and the family know you care. God bless you and your family. Stan

  • Beverly,
    You one of the fortunate ones to have met Connie at the Citibank events. We both thank you for your condolences.
    Stan

  • Dina,
    Thank you for reaching out to Kim with condolences to both her and our family.
    Mr. Green

  • Mark,
    You certainly had an opportunity to not only meet Connie but become a friend of the family. She always enjoyed your company and conversations. God bless you our friend.
    Fraternally, Stan

  • Dwight and Vicky,
    You two have been like a cornerstone of love and friendship. Thank you for your condolences.
    Stan

  • Garrett,
    Thank you for your condolences.
    Stan

  • Peggy,
    I really appreciate your thoughts and prayers for our family. Hope all is going well with you and once again my appreciation.
    Stan

  • Doris,
    You are one of the few who really got to know Connie and all of her positive attributes. She always had a soft spot in her heart for you and Bob. To say that there is a void in my life would be a complete understatement because she was such a good person, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and a true friend.
    Stan

  • Eric,
    Thank you for reaching out to Kelly with your condolences it is truly appreciated.
    Mr. Green

  • Ed,
    Your gracious and kind words painted a beautfiful picture of the way Connie actually was.
    Your friend,
    Stan

  • Lynn,
    Thank you for taking the time to extend your condolences to our family. Your thoughts of condolence are appreciated.
    Stan

  • Linda,
    You are so right “she was an amazing woman.” Added to that she set the tone for our daughters to become strong, healthy minded and social people. Her ability to reason things out without a doubt was a profound specialty she had.
    Stan

  • Doug & Allison,
    Thank you for reaching out to Kevin showing respect to both him and his mother Connie.Your prayers to our family and the charitable donation made in her name shows the respect you have for our son Kevin and our family. May God Bless you and your family members.
    Mr. Green

  • Carol,
    Thank you for the kind sentiments about Connie. Your words ring across all the people she met or new and I agree she brought the best out of people. She was especially wonderful as listening and giving sound advice based on real life.Your right, it is a heartfelt loss to me and all of our family members.
    Stan

  • Nancy,
    I appreciate along with all our family members your condolences.
    Stan

  • Jack,
    Thank you for your kind sentiments. Without a doubt because you knew Connie your words are well recieved and respected by me and our family members.
    Fraternally, Stan

  • Linette,
    We appreciate your sincere sympathies.
    Stan

  • Mary June & Joe,
    Thank you for taking the time to extend thoughts and prayers to me and our family members it is deeply appreciated.
    Stan

  • Mike,
    Thank you for the condolences and for being a friend to our family.
    Stan

  • Louise,
    Your words about Connie are heartfelt and will be cherished. You are so right she was one of the sweetest people God put on this earth and many people reaped rewards for her sincere and loving nature. Thank you for the condolences.
    Stan

  • Kelly & Maggie,
    Your kindness and wonderful words written about Connie are truly appreciated. In my heart I think you were able to put in writing Connie’s true spirit, “she is an absolute gem of a person and a beautiful soul.” I will truly remember your thoughts.
    Stan

  • Ray & Rosemary,
    Thank you for thinking of Connie and I along with our family members. We deeply appreciate your condolences. Stan

  • Teri,
    Thank you for the blessings you sent to Rich they are appreciated by all of us.
    Mr. Stan Green

  • Robert, thank you for the kind sentiment about Connie it is appreciated.
    Mr. Green

  • Drew,
    Your words to Connie are so heartfelt and deeply appreciated.
    Stan Green

  • Lisa,
    Thank you for your appreciation of the tribute for Connie. Of course you had an opportunity to know her and realize the very positive attributes she had about life. She had allot of respect for you. Stan

  • Denise & Joe,
    Thank you for sharing your sentiment about the loss of Kim’s mother.Your condolences and suggestion to remember her close to our hearts is profound and will be done.
    Mr. Stan Green

  • Delores, Jim and Family Members,
    Thank you Delores for sharing some quick memories. We of course have been friends dating back to the early 60″s and Connie always enjoyed conversations with you. You are so right she will and is missed. Stan

  • Marian,
    Thank you for the kind sentiment regarding the loss of Connie. I appreciate the prayers and of course our friendship over many years. Stan

  • Jerry,
    I truly appreciate your condolences and friendship shown Connie and I over many years. Fraternally, Stan

  • Margi,
    Thank you for the condolences.
    Stan

  • Charles, thank you for the condolences and prayers.
    Stan

  • Helene,
    You have been a positive influence and friend of the family and it is deeply appreciated. Thank you for sharing the Lord’s blessings.
    Stan

  • Ken,
    Once again you have stepped to the fore front offering your assistance. Without a doubt you are a good friend and I appreciate it. Thank you for the condolences sent.
    Stan

  • Jean & Art,
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts with Penny regarding the loss of her mother. I appreciate the prayers and concern for our family members.
    Stan Green

  • Linda & Pat,
    Thank you for the condolences sent to Connie. You both are so right she was the backbone of the family and ensured health, love and family strength. The spur of the moment parties have never been forgotten and or could never be repeated – those were special times.
    Stan

  • Alma & Stan,
    Thank you for the sincere love for Connie and the condolences extended to our family members.
    Stan

  • Sheila,
    Thank you for reaching out to me and sharing your condolences. Our family appreciates your kind sentiments and the fact your keeping us in your thoughts. My daughters put the tribute together for their mother and yes they did a beautiful job.
    My best to you and your family.
    Stan

  • Bonnie,
    Thank you for extending your thoughts and prayers to Connie and our family.
    Stan

  • Sam,
    First and foremost we are and have remained friends and distance means nothing. I is the heartfelt feelings that count in life. I appreciate you taking the time to recognize Connie and for the kind words directed to me. Allow me to return the same sentiment to you regarding our friendship and thank you for the condolences.
    Fraternally,
    Stan

  • Richard & Michele,
    Thank you for sharing the love of Connie. Your right she was not only admired and loved she carried a torch to light the way for so many people. Her personal courage was not only inspiring but that to inspire to. There were no bounds for the love of her family.
    Your brother and brother in law,
    Stan

  • Shiela,
    Thank you for sharing the passage’s of blessing from our Bible. At this time more than ever “God is looking for people today to follow him. We are to proclaim God’s truth and love to all nations, not just our own. We must be faithful to carry out the mission God has given us.” Without a doubt Connie my wife and mother of our children carried out God’s mission. She was a very compassionate person and knew no boundaries when it came to the love of her family. She deserves and has earned the right to walk through the gates of heaven as a very proud and strong woman.

    “Life without God is senseless. All of life’s work-building a home establishing a career, and raising a family, must have God as the foundation.” Author: Solomon
    Stan

  • Junita & Eddie,
    Your not just a sister (sister-in-law) and brother- in- law to Connie and I but friends who just live 20 minutes away. Our families have been intertwined for many years and as parents we have watched them grow up. Together the children played, ate, laughed, told and shared stories about each other and most important always showed respect to Connie. We all have been very fortunate that she embraced us into her open arms with the ture spirit of love.
    Your brother,
    Stan

  • Sally,
    Connie always admired and adored you and she always felt you were one of her best friends. Our conversations about you were initiated by Connie because she always wanted you to be happy and do well. I know she looked forward to speaking with you and after she did so she would tell me about it in a very delighful manner. You helped lift her spirits and for that I thank you.

    By the way the dog’s name was Heidi.
    My Best, Stan

  • Honorable John Buchheit,
    Thank you for the kind remarks and condolences. You and Dale were good friends to her and you both always treated her with respect. Your right her smile was infectious and her laugh accompanied that beautiful smile.Our family is very appreciative of everything you have done to assist us with the passing of Connie and it will always be remembered.
    Stan, Kelly, Penny, Kim & Kevin

  • Nicki,
    Thank you for the kind condolences to me and our family members. Connie has left this world as we know it but is starting her new life with God.
    Stan

  • Lisa,
    Your written words bring tears of joy to my heart because Connie had allot of respect for you. She especially liked your candor and respected your opinion. We both enjoyed having you over and conversing about many topics. She will truly be missed by us all.

    In behalf of our family thank you for your loyal friendship and support to Connie and I.
    Stan

  • Steve,
    Thank you for keeping us all in your thoughts and the condolences for Connie.
    Stan

  • Marcia & Larry,
    Caitlyn, was blessed to have a grandmother who loved and adored her. Connie was always thinking about Caityln’s best interest but backed her with all of her endeavors. When Jake came into Caitlyn’s life and Connie met him she immediately took a liking to him which is unusual for her. She accepted Jake into the family with a comfort knowing well Caitlyn would be taken care of and receive continued support. I write these words because it continues to show how unselfish Connie was with her family and her boudaries of love for them were and are limitless.

    Thank you for the condolences and prayers to our family in this trying time.
    Stan

  • Mags,
    I could not agree with you more about the loss to the community. Most people have know idea what she did to make DE City a place to live and be. Her support to our leaders, children and me was extraordinary. Thank you for the prayers and sincere condolences.
    Stan

  • Barbara, Daniel & Family Members,
    Thank you for the condolences for the loss of Connie to her family. Barbie, she enjoyed your personality and admired your tenacity. She enjoyed the parties and over the fence conversations and watching your children grow up. We appreciate all you have done for us by being friends for many years.

    Stan, Kelly, Penny, Kim and Kevin

  • Cindy,
    Thank you for reaching out to me regarding the loss of Connie to our family. I agree she was a nice lady and epitimized the virtues of a mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Without a doubt it is a loss not only to me but our entire family.
    Stan

  • Annmarie & Kathy,
    First, Annmarie you know Connie always had the deepest respect for you. She probably shared conversations with you that only you and her know about. She was a very private person and only eached out to people she respected. Your thoughts and prayers are well received. Both you and Kathy were accepted with open arms by her and she loved sharing stories with you.
    Stan

  • Moving from this place to another.
    Both a gift and a challenge perhaps
    But brings to us all thoughts of how we live our lives
    And how we care for those around us
    Until the time for us comes to graduate from this home

    Connie has been such a gift
    And an example
    That we will treasure always
    Hold in our hearts
    From which to draw strength and wisdom

  • My thoughts and prayers for you Uncle Stanley and everyone whose life she has touched.

    I love you