Constance L. Eck, 95, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, died peacefully at her home with her loving son by her side on Aug. 18, 2021.
She was born Aug. 6, 1926, in Islesford, the daughter of Sheldon and Pauline (Dunbar) Spurling.
Connie grew up in Southwest Harbor and Islesford. She enjoyed and spent a lot of time with her grandparents, Ma and Pa Dunbar, and Grammie Spurling. She adored them. Shortly after graduating from Pemetic High School, she got married to her U.S. Coast Guard sweetheart named William T. Eck. They lived in Massachusetts and were married for 44 wonderful years. She loved and was an avid member for many years at the Grace Church in Norwood, Mass. Everyone loved Connie. She loved to laugh and talk to everyone. She found the “good” in everyone! When asked “How are you doing?” she would always reply, “Hanging in.” She loved the saying that a lot of people said to her “Connie Coo”- I love you! She was a wonderful, caring person and will certainly be missed. Connie believed you only get out of life what you put into it. She loved life, all people and adventures. On her 85th birthday she went on an airplane ride to Islesford so she could look down at her old homestead.
Connie is survived by her beloved son, William Eck, and his better half, Tina Easco, of Mansfield, Mass.; grandchildren, Barry Eck and wife, Maryann, Laureen Farber and husband, Dan, Brian Eck and wife, Brittney, Stephanie Eck, Mark Bevivino and wife, Melissa; great-grandchildren, Harrison, Henry, Olive, Lucy, Brooks, Charlotte, Max, Wesley and Kali; brothers, Loren Spurling and wife, Dinah, and children Loren Jr. and Cindy, Eddie Spurling and wife, Daisy; sister, Barbara “Bo” Spurling; son-in-law Charles Bevivino; daughter-in-law Lois Eck. She was predeceased by her husband; daughter Cindy Bevivino; son David and her great friend and companion Junie Reed.
Those who desire may make contributions in Connie’s memory to the Mount Desert Island Hospital, 10 Wayman Lane, Bar Harbor, ME 04609.
Graveside services will be held 2 p.m., Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, at Mt. Height Cemetery, Southwest Harbor. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.