Constance “Connie” Stearns

Sharon, Vt. — Constance “Connie” Stearns, 96, died Friday, April 25, 2014 at Gifford Medical Center in Randolph.

She was born October 7, 1917 in Rochester, the daughter of Lewis and Florence (Hodgkins) Curtis.

Connie attended Rochester schools and graduated from Rochester High School in 1936. She was married to Stanley “Stub” Stearns May 22, 1937 in Bethel. Mr. Stearns died in 1980. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, cross stitching, reading and was an avid fan for her family’s extra curricular activities whether it be sports, music or drama. She was a member of the United Church of Bethel and the Unity Circle.

She is survived by a son Dennis Stearns of Bethel; two daughters Sandra Green of Grand Isle and Carleen Stearns of Winterport, Maine; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by four brothers; Paul, Thomas, Maxwell and Kenneth Curtis and a sister Eleanor Raymond.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 4th at 1 p.m.. at the United Church of Bethel with Pastor Thomas Harty officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Bethel. There are no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to the United Church of Bethel c/o Larry Nobile, 63 Bicentennial Lane, Bethel, Vt. 05032. Online condolences may be left at

Arrangements are under the direction of the Day Funeral Home, Randolph.