Constance Diane HinckleyOctober 8, 1948 ~ February 10, 2018 (age 69)
Connie Hinckley was born on October 8, 1948 in Willimantic, CT; she was the daughter of Jared Strong and Dorothy Elizabeth Smith Hinckley. Connie passed away on February 10, 2018 at her home in Alameda, CA.
Connie received her undergraduate degree from Simmons College in Boston. Following several years on the East Coast where she wrote and edited alumni publications for Simmons and Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Connie moved to California. She explored her love of cooking and entertaining by opening the Bay Fare Gourmet, a specialty foods and cooking shop in Alameda.
She received a master's degree in Communications from Stanford University and worked at the California School of Professional Psychology. Connie also worked for many years in the Corporate Communications Department at Pacific Telesis. She changed her career and became a successful grant writer, working with a number of non-profit organizations, but primarily focused on securing grants for colleges and higher education groups.
Connie had many interests. She was an avid reader and loved opera and films. She was an excellent cook and hostess. She enjoyed knitting and other crafts, and would often make beautiful blankets and sweaters for her friends. She completed the New York Times crossword puzzle every Sunday. She loved collecting and displaying salt-and-pepper shakers, Pez dispensers, and Native American storyteller ceramics. Connie loved cats, especially Mimi, who was her most excellent companion until the end.
Connie was generous, smart, fun-loving, and an incredible friend. She will be remembered and missed by her many, many friends across the country.
Connie requested that no services be held in her honor and that her remains be interred in the New Lebanon Cemetery in Lebanon, CT.