Constance (Twitchell) Boschert, 84
FRYEBURG — Constance “Connie” (Twitchell) Boschert, 84, of Fryeburg, died on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, from complications due to COPD and heart failure.
Connie grew up in Norway, the daughter of the late Percy and Margarite Twitchell. She had two older brothers, Norman who lives in Conn., and Donald who predeceased her. She attended Norway High School where she was involved in many sports and activities including basketball and volleyball. She was always proud of her “Future Homemaker of the Year” award and her cooking abilities. She was an amazing cook!
Connie met her husband, James “Jay” Boschert, on a blind date. It didn’t take long for them to fall in love and start a family. They had three girls who were the love of their lives, all named with the first letter “J” after their father. They moved to Fryeburg in 1969 so that their girls could go to Fryeburg Academy. Their house was just a short walking distance to the school, and downtown area, and would often be the hub where friends would gather.
Connie had so many great friends who supported her when her daughter Janeen died at the young age of 28, and then when her husband Jay died unexpectedly at the age of 60. It was this same group of friends who rallied by her side during this past year of illness. Arlene, Diane and the “Emery Girls,” and her longtime girlfriend Carolann, are all the best friends anyone could ask for!
Connie worked as a telephone operator for 25 years at New England Tel and Tel. She then accepted a position with Norway Savings Bank, where she was promoted to Branch Manager and later, Vice President. She retired after 17 years, leaving behind many good friends and colleagues.
Connie’s favorite role was that of mother. She most definitely loved “her girls.” Favorite memories include trips to the beach, floating in the pool, attending any kind of sporting event, especially the high school basketball tournaments. She loved buying dresses for proms and weddings with all the accessories. She was always so proud of her girls and was devastated when she lost Janeen to cancer at such a young age.
Connie loved watching sports, especially golf and players Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth, and Arnold Palmer. She loved the Red Sox, March Madness, and picking her NFL pool each week. As her health was declining, she was asked if she was at peace in regards to dying. She replied “yes, I just want to see Tom Brady play one more time, is that too much to ask?” Sunday, with her Patriots sweatshirt on, she cheered Tom on to Victory!
Connie will be remembered for her addiction to shopping, the clever way she could buy clothes and get them in the wash so Jay wouldn’t know she purchased something new. She loved white turtlenecks (you could never have enough), jewelry, daisies, lobster rolls, and a little whiskey before dinner. She loved Christmas and hosting parties. Connie threw one heck of a party!
She is survived by her daughters, Jamie Pandora and her husband Paul, Jill Allen and her husband Phil. “Nanny” will be missed greatly by her grandchildren, Jana Ligon and her husband Teddy, Jillian Tetreault and her husband Mike, Jordan and Julia Pandora, Samantha, Quinn, Todd Allen; and great-grandchildren, Olivia, Gavin, Vinny, Daisy, and Madelyn Rose. She was especially happy that she lived long enough for Jana’s wedding and hosted her bridal shower in March 2016.
We greatly appreciate Beacon Hospice during this past year. Special thanks to her caregivers, Kelley, Alyson, and Gloria, who she loved very much. Other thanks to Janeen’s friends Barbara, Debbie, and Tracy for visiting often and Quinn’s Jockey Cap Store for providing food, and a listening ear.
A celebration of life will be held Friday, Nov. 4th. This date would have been Connie’s 85th birthday. Details will follow in local newspapers.
In lieu of flowers, Connie’s family asks that donations to be considered in her memory to the Fryeburg Recreational Department, P.O. Box 152, Fryeburg, ME 04037, or On Eagles Wings, P.O. Box 363, Bridgton, ME 04009.
Arrangements are in the care of the Wood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Warren St., Fryeburg. Words of condolence and tribute may be shared with her family at www.woodfuneralhome.org