RED BANK - CONNIE FRANCIS PITCHER died on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. She was 56.
She is survived by her daughter, Diana DeLuccio Lastra and her husband, Adrian, of Howell; two brothers, Joseph Pitcher of East Windsor and John Pitcher of Colorado; two sisters, Loretta Anderson of East Brunswick and Diane Pitcher of Vermont, and four grandchildren, Maximus, Ruby, Julius and Nicholas Lastra.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at 12:00 PM, at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 568 Ryders Lane, East Brunswick. For directions to the church please see the "Services" page.
Cremation was private.
My Dear Niece Connie. My thoughts go back many years and remember the little girl with blonde curls and pretty bows. Then years later you grew up to be a very beautiful young lady and loving mother. I am thankful we got to see each other again in New Hampshire a few years go and so sorry we we didn't have more fun times together with you and family. God bless and keep you. Love, Aunt Nancy
Cousin Connie, gone too soon! You will be missed. Rest in Peace.
Aunt Connie you were a great, loving, and of course funny person you will ALWAYS have a special place in my heart and I will miss you terribly
My dear sweet Cousin Connie. I remember the trips you and your family made to Florida to visit us. We are all on 8mm film in Daytona Beach, I think were 8 or 9 years old, we had so much fun. Years later now, it so great to see you again in October 2013 up in New Hampshire at the pumkin festival, what a great reunion and lasting memories. Eternal Peace Dear Cousin. Love, Ken & John
Connie was such an amazing person and friend that will be missed so much! My condolences to her family! Every time I see a butterfly I will think of her. Rest in peace angel 👼🏼
In Loving Memory Connie Francis Pitcher Dec 5, 1961 – Aug 14, 2018 Beloved, Mother, Grammy, Sister, Aunt & FriendConnie will always be remembered for … Connie worked at YMCA and gave up job to become full time 24/7 caregiver for Mom. Our Mother Mary Pitcher was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s dementia that progressed requiring around the clock care. Connie was the best caregiver and personal assistant and it would take three people to replace her. Giving Mom her scheduled medication, taking her blood pressure, bathing, dressing, toileting, prepares meals, doing the laundry, housework cleaning, drive her to doctor appointments. When Mom had compound leg fracture that required three surgeries she became non-ambulatory bed patient requiring assistance of lift to transfer from bed to chair, totally dependent on Connie for ADL’s bathing, dressing, feeding even as Mom’s her condition progressed. This is how Connie got the nickname Cinderella. CinderConnie from doing all the household cleaning chores, also because Mom would ask Joey are you hungry? He would say yes. Mom would say “Connie, go make Joey a sandwich”.
She will be truly missed by her family and many friends. Eternal Rest, grant unto them O Lord; Let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul rest in peace. Amen Funeral services under the direction of Brunswick Funeral Home will be private and memorial service to be announced.
Those we love are always with us. Their laughter, wisdom, and thoughtfulness are
gifts of love that are ours to keep.
I remember Lorraine saying do not judge me until you walked a mile in my flip flops…Connie Pitcher
Connie was born December 5th 1961,at St Peters Hospital in New Brunswick and raised in East Brunswick NJ. Connie was the sixth child born to Albert & Mary Pitcher along with three brothers Kenneth, Joseph, John Glenn and three sisters Lorraine, Loretta and Diane. She is survived by her Daughter Diana, son-in law Adrian and four beautiful grandchildren Maximus, Ruby, Julius and Nicholas.
Perhaps they are not stars in the sky but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down to let us know they are happy.
“The moment we take our last breadth on earth we take our first in Heaven. To be absent from the body is to be in the presence of God.”
We are stars wrapped in skin…the light you are seeking has always been within.
Do not weep at my grave for I am not there, I’ve a date with a butterfly to dance in the air. I’ll be singing in the sunshine wild and free. Whenever I see a butterfly, I think of you, Connie, smiling at me.
To live in the hearts of others is never to die.
What is dying? A ship sails and I stand watching till she fades on the horizon and someone at my side says, “she is gone.” Gone where? Gone from my sight, that is all; she is just as large as when I saw her. The diminished size and total loss of sight is in me, not in her, and just at that moment when someone at my side says, “she is gone,” there are others who are watching her coming and other voices take up a glad shout, “There she comes!” and that is dying.
In Remembrance…I am with you always. I live in your heart. I speak to your soul. We are not far apart. When you feel a light breeze, or hear the songs the birds sing, know that I see every smile
your kindness can bring. I see you building your dreams with wisdom and grace and asking His guidance with each challenge you face. I am more than a memory, You will feel our love grow,
I am forever your angel some things you just know. Please tell me your thoughts, your hopes and your fears and know that through faith He will heal all your tears. For today, I can share that in Heaven above God has taken my hand, I am complete, I am love.
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With Sincere appreciation we would especially like to thank Dr Hutt, the MICU Staff, the Nursing Staff on 5 North and Hospice nurse Robin at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital for the compassionate care for Connie.
Thank you for being with us during this difficult time.
Your thoughts, prayers and words of comfort will always be remembered with love by The Pitcher Family
Diana, your mother was a good person. She is going to be dearly missed.
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