Constance “Connie” Angelondous

 

Constance M. Angelondous (Connie) of Oronoco, MN passed away February 4, 2022, at 77 years of age. After a decade-long battle with cancer she, transcended this world peacefully on her own terms with the sun shining, light snow falling, and family surrounding her bedside. She is survived by her three daughters, Sheri Kenyon (60) of St. Cloud, MN, Kimberly Wiese (59) of Amery, WI, and Grace Angelondous (48) of Rochester, MN. Her surviving grandchildren are Missy Brandner (44), Eric Kenyon (29), Daniel Kenyon (27), Nicholas Wiese (24), Shawna Wiese (23), Christopher Wiese (14), Dontania Petrie (31), Nicole Angelondous (28), and Darryl Martin Jr. (24). She has seven great-grandchildren Ashton (19), Tayden (17), Sullivan (13), Ceurydice (8), Antonio (6), Aamir (21 mo.), and Aariyah (3 mo.). She has two great-grandchildren on the way with expected due dates of Feb. 19, and May 5, 2022. She has three half-sisters, Paulette Nunez, Lynda Ward, and Dianne Baxley as well as three half-brothers, Paul Marion, Peter Marion, and Tony Marion. She was preceded in death by her parents, Grace and Theodore Raasch, her brother Daryl Raasch, and grandson DonTray Petrie.

Connie grew up in Fergus Falls, MN, and eventually moved to Hollywood, CA as a young adult where she waitressed at the famed Howard Johnson’s restaurant on the corner of Hollywood and Vine. After a time, she joined the new Home Depot store in 1995 when it opened and eventually transferred to the Rochester, Minnesota store when moving back to MN and settling in Oronoco. She was very fond of her Home Depot family and appreciated their organization of work crews to assist with yard maintenance. She also became very attached to her Kings Run Park neighbors who helped with everything from snow plowing, tree trimming, carrying groceries, emptying dehumidifiers, and making and delivering meals. Connie enjoyed fishing from her pontoon, riding her golf cart, feeding the birds from feeders on her deck, and taking care of her pets, Raja (dog), Kitty D (cat), Jackson (snake), and fish. Mom will be remembered for her bright smile, her ability to see the good in everyone, her love of nature, and her fervent warnings to “watch for deer.” Gone but never forgotten. Love you Mom. In lieu of flowers, consider gifts to The Landing. By mail, The Landing MN 718 22nd Street NE Rochester, MN 55906.

There are no services scheduled.

Rochester Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories and condolences of Connie may be shared at rochestercremationservicesmn.com

4 thoughts on “Constance “Connie” Angelondous

  1. I am one of Connie’s King’s Run Park neighbors. I had the pleasure of getting to know her over many years. Connie loved nature and her pets, who loved her back! She was an extremely strong woman and remained fiercely independent throughout her battle with cancer. I was honored to be able to help her after her car accident last spring which took away her ability to lift heavy things. It gave me an opportunity to get to know her better and I treasure the memories. Connie maintained a positive attitude throughout her health trials, she did not wallow in self pity–most of the time you would not have known that she was even sick. We shared a love of hummingbirds and fresh bread. I think of her every time I make bread and will miss her telling me that she’s seen a hummingbird this spring. She was always the one to alert me that they had arrived for the season. Farewell my friend, we will miss you.

  2. My heartfelt condolences to Connie’s family and friends. I knew Connie well through her daughter and my good friend Gracie. I’m deeply saddened to hear of her loss with cancer. I was younger when I met Connie, but from what I remember she was always a very sweet and warm person. She always made me feel at home when I was at her place in Hollywood and like a daughter. It is with great gratitude that I had the opportunity of knowing Connie.. God bless her soul and may the angels be with her.

  3. I worked with Connie at the Home Depot in the Garden Center for about a year. I was a seasonal worker at the time when I met her and it was technically my first job. Connie was always there for me, helping me locate the plants, helping me with customers, and she never made me feel uncomfortable for asking questions. She was one of the many reasons I grew to love Home Depot, and I continue to build a career there to this very day. I will always remember Connie for her sweet and bright personality, her welcoming attitude, and the small talks we shared together in the mornings, or even during our lunch breaks. I know she was an important asset to the Home Depot and I am sadden I will never speak to her again or give her a proper goodbye. She will be remembered by me and those lives she had affected. May she rest in peace. My sincere condolences to her family.

  4. Connie was always there to talk to me what was going on in the neighborhood. She was always there to give me ideas on to grow flowers.She was our gardener when we went up north our flowers always looked beautiful when we got home. We sure are going to miss her Farewell our friend or our ANGEL.

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