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Constance A. (Wisnewski) Wheary

d. October 9, 2023

Bethlehem, PA

Constance A. Wheary died peacefully on October 9, 2023.

Constance was born in Shamokin, Pa, to Bronislaw “Ben” and Helen (Gryzbowski) Wisnewski.  Her two great loves were her family and her Catholic faith. Constance was happily married for 56 years to Jack Wheary with whom she raised 3 children, Christine, John, and Jennifer. Constance’s dream, which she worked tirelessly to achieve, was that each of her children be a college graduate.  Through hard work, creativity, tenacity, and sheer force of will, she succeeded.  For this her kids are forever grateful.  Constance was the proud and adoring grandmother of Karla, Jillian and Noah.  She never turned down a yard sale or a visit to Boscov’s to seek out gifts for her 3 precious treasures.  She also never turned down a chance to celebrate a family occasion by raising a glass with her daughter-in-law Michelle and son-in-law Paul. Constance kept her nieces, nephews and cousins close to her heart and in her prayers.

Constance was educated at St. Stanislaus Kosta School and Shamokin High School.  A lifelong bookkeeper, she worked at Lockett’s Dress Shop and then began a 27-year career working for St. Stanislaus, St. Michael, St. Stephen and ultimately Our Lady of Hope Parishes in Shamokin.  Constance traveled as much as possible upon retirement, visiting Mexico, Alaska, Aruba, Indiana, Nova Scotia, Scotland, London, and Ireland. Unafraid of change and always up for an adventure, Constance began a new life moving to Bethlehem, PA with her beloved husband Jack in 2013.

Constance always endeavored to look her best. Her signature style was a brightly colored blouse and skirt, sparkly beads, rings on every finger, and meticulously applied bright red lipstick.  She possessed an unparalleled collection of attention-grabbing hats and wore one of them to Sunday mass each week for decades.  For anyone she cared about, Constance ended every conversation not with goodbye but with the phrase “Bless you and I love you.”

High spirited and ever faithful, Constance will be forever missed by her family and friends.  Bless you and we love you, Connie.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, October 13, 2023, at 10:30 A.M. in Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 210 E. Northampton Street, Bath, PA 18014.  Interment will be held privately with the family in Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery, Bath.  In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in Constance’s honor to Holy Family Manor, 1200 Spring Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 or at holyfamilysl.org.  Arrangements are under the care and direction of the GEORGE G. BENSING FUNERAL HOME, LLC, Village of Moorestown-Bath.

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