Constance Barrett Corson

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Constance Barrett Corson, 94, of North Quincy, Massachusetts, passed away on Wednesday June 3, 2015 after a brief illness. She was born on September 9, 1920 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  After growing up in Montreal and Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, she graduated from Wellesley College in 1942. Her husband, Robert William Corson, preceded her in death in 1980, as did her parents, Anthony and Anna Barrett. Connie is survived by two sons and three grandsons: Marshall Ayer Corson and wife Lauren Riker, of Edmonds, Washington, Dana Barrett Corson of Amherst, MA, and grandsons, Joshua Corson and wife Arielle, of Seattle, WA, Michael Corson of Edmonds, WA, and Benjamin Corson of Washington, D.C., as well as more than 30 extended Canadian family members across 4 generations.

Connie lived in the Boston area for over half a century, relocating from Milton in 1988 to Marina Bay. She was adventurous, with spirit for life and she enjoyed boating, fishing and sightseeing around Boston Harbor in her earlier years, as well as reflecting on her Harbor views later on.

Connie had a passion for philanthropic and community efforts, volunteering in the Boston Public Schools and providing expertise as an advocate for students with learning disabilities. In her many years as a member of St. Michael’s Parish in Milton she served on the Vestry and as a Board Member for the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.

Connie had a passion for the arts, sang in choirs and loved spending Saturday afternoons listening to the Metropolitan Opera or strolling through the galleries of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. She was active on the Wellesley College Foundation Board.

One of Connie’s recent wishes was to spend a Christmas with her two sons. In December 2014, that wish came true. A wonderful memory for the three of them.

We will be remembering her and celebrating her life and friendships with visiting hours at the Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue, MILTON VILLAGE, Friday June 12 from 4:00-8:00 PM, and funeral services at St. Michael’s Episcopal Parish, 112 Randolph Avenue, Milton at 11 AM on Saturday, June 13th, followed by reception and burial services.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Macular Degeneration Research Fund of Dr Johanna Seddon at Tufts University School of Medicine.