Constance Lou “Connie” McElwee
September 12, 1944 - May 11, 2020
Constance Lou “Connie” McElwee, age 75, of New Castle, DE, lost her battle with a brief illness early in the morning of Monday, May 11, 2020.
Born in Savannah, GA on September 12, 1944, she was a daughter of the late Charlie Pitts and Virginia Hand. Connie was known for being a great cook and many would drive for miles just to have a plate of her famous spaghetti and meatball’s. She was also known for having an open door to all kids that needed a place to stay during hard times. In her younger days, one of her favorite past times was dancing with her husband, Barry. When they would go out with friends, she always bragged about what a good dancer he was. Connie was also a big bragger, she loved to brag about her kids and how well they were doing in life. Her kids were her life, she said to each and every one of us ALL the time.
Mom’s pain is gone and she is now with her dad and sister who she mentioned everyday about how much she missed them. We are happy that they are reunited but we’re also very selfish and would love to have her back. Mom was the first to be taken in these new times (Coronavirus) from us and we didn’t get to say a proper good bye. We rely on God to relay our words and take comfort in knowing he will let her know we would have been there at the end if at all possible. We love you so very much mom.
In addition to Connie’s parents, she was preceded in death by her stepmother, Alice Pitts; sister, Maria Watts; and grandson, Justin Carlson. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Barry McElwee; children, Maria Permenter (Warren), Timmy Moyer (Mitzi), Curt Stackler (Chrissy), Joann Rankin (Paul) and Cindy Weaver; stepson, Barry McElwee, Jr.; 15 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and sisters, Virginia McPherson, Debbie Wertz, JoAnn Dyer and Judy Dale. There is a list of family she leaves behind, there are many others who called her their extended mom and was loved by so many. Connie loved to be with family and didn’t like that many had moved so far away.
All services will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Connie’s memory to the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, 4701 Ogletown Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713.