GREENVILLE AND HOWLAND - Connie G. Ireland, 50, passed away peacefully July 12, 2015. The daughter of Kenneth and Beverly Ireland, she was born in Lincoln on October 21, 1964.
Connie graduated the President of her class from Penobscot Valley High School in Howland. While growing up she spent her summers at her family camp on Cold Stream Pond. Connie loved the water. She loved waking up in the early morning to the sound of the waves hitting the shore, waterskiing, boating, and just relaxing in the sun. After high school she spent many of her working years at Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine, a non-profit organization. Her other hobbies included roller skating, photography, shopping, spoiling her grandsons, and driving her Camaro with the T-tops out. She spent many happy years designing, decorating, and enjoying her dream home with her fiance Michael on the shore of Moosehead Lake in Greenville. One of her fondest memories was of skydiving on an adventure in southern Maine.
In addition to her father, Kenny, Connie is predeceased by her brother Mark Ireland.
She is survived by her mother, Beverly; fiance Michael Harris; siblings, Debbie Lindsay and her husband David, Tammy Lovely and her husband Eddie, and Corey Ireland; children Lance Pelkey and his wife Aileen, Lindsay Pelkey, and Kade Ireland; grandchildren Elijah, Destin, Gideon, and Jasper; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and other friends and relatives.
A graveside service will be held at 2p.m. on July 15 at the Greenville Cemetery with Pastor Ray Beless officiating. Family and friends are invited to come and share their thoughts, prayers, and memories of Connie. Those wishing to remember Connie in a special way may make gifts in her memory to Pine Tree Hispice (www.pinetreehospice.com), which provided much support to Connie and Michael or to the MSA Coalition (www.multiplesystematrophy.org) which supports those with the disease that Connie bravely fought for so long.
Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Greenville. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com.