Mechanicville, NY – Constance M Dearstyne, 77, former resident of Cohoes, died peacefully in the comfort of her daughters home, early Sunday morning, December 18, 2022, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Troy of May 31, 1945, daughter of the late Warwick and Florence Kelly Wood, she was a 1964 graduate of Mechanicville High School.
Connie worked as a teacher’s aide for the Cohoes Middle School for many years. She was a doting grandmother who loved her family.
Sadly, Connie was predeceased by her husband Garry in 2004, her son Michael Dearstyne, who died this past August, her sisters Kathy Fountaine, this past April, and Carolyn DeMarco, in 2020.
Survivors include her daughter and son in law Christine and Michael Bastian, grandchildren Ryan Bastian, Jessica Dearstyne, Sandra and Nicholas Bastian, Logan Dearstyne, and Arianna Gonch, great grandchildren Landon, Jaxson, Colton and Aubree, and her brother Robert(Kathy) Wood, as well as several nieces and nephews.
A burial service at the Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville, NY 12871, where she will be interred alongside her husband Garry, will be December 21, 2022 at 11:00am. Those wishing to attend should arrive at the cemetery at 10:45AM.
In lieu of flowers, her family wishes that you cherish every moment with your loved ones, especially this holiday season, one of Connie’s favorite times of the year.