CONSTANCE ANN NEWMAN was born on July 11, 1950 and passed from this life on December 13, 2005 after a long struggle with a serious illness. She was born in Denver, CO then moved to and lived in the South Bay area for 48 years. Connie was predeceased by her father Raymond Jersin in 1988 and is survived by her mother, Dr Patricia Jersin, her siblings: Dr Colette McLaughlin, Cecile Huggins and Mark Jersin, cousins: Suzanne Lambdin, esq., Lorraine Burch, Robert Jersin, Tony Jersin, Mary Shammas, and former husbands: Mark Mitchler and Joel Newman, and her beloved Scottish terrier named Tucker. She was extremely outgoing and was well known by many in the South Bay and those close to her home in Palos Verdes Estates. Connie had a passion for hard work, travel, skiing, thriftiness, and the beauty of fine art. She graduated in 1969 from RUHS with honors. She worked as a night supervisor for General Telephone Hermosa Beach from 1969 to 1978 while attending the University of Cal State Long Beach, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a BA degree in Consumer Education. Next, she worked for and retired from TWA. Her final career was working as a property owner and manager. She enjoyed her volunteer work and helped with the Peninsula Friends of the Library, fire department and neighborhood watch. She was raised Catholic at St Lawrence Martyr but also attended St Francis Episcopal Church of Palos Verdes Estates. Connie left a deep impression on everyone she met and will be dearly missed. Private visitation will be from 4:00pm until 8:00pm, Sunday, 12-18-05 held at McCormick Mortuary located at 1998 S. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 phone: (310) 792-7580 with a rosary prayed starting at 7:00pm. Funeral Mass will start at 10am Monday, 12-19-05 at St. Lawrence Martyr Church also in Redondo Beach, CA.

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  1. I was heart broken to read about Connie. We went thru high school together and had some fun times. I always looked for her at our class reunions. They will never be the same Always the kindest and most unassuming person every time I saw her. I think about her everytime I drive up Prospect and see that blue house I will never forget her I am so sorry Joyce Kennedy

  2. Connie had been my good friend forever, since 4th grade at St. Lawrence. almost 50 years! She and Mark were my son’s Godparents. We had so many good times together. My husband Chris and I loved her so much! She was the best friend anyone could ever ask for. Connie was a beautiful, smart , funny and loving woman who gave so much of herself to others. She had this charisma about her that was amazing! Wherever she went she brought sunshine,energy, and laughter with her. Connie, I ‘m going to miss you so much! You will always hold a very special place in my heart.

  3. My sympathy pours out to Connie’s family. I first met Connie over 28 years ago. Mark and Connie owned a little Tempest sailboat, and my husband, Gary Smither, and I owned the Tempest boat that was made 2 boats after theirs. Connie and I have been in touch almost every Christmas for the past 28 years. She was such a sweetheart. Her warm and loving personality will live in my heart. She was a beautiful woman, inside and out.

  4. I don’t know what to say, except good-bye and rest in peace. The troubles of this world are yours no longer.

  5. Dear Colette,Mark and the rest of the family; I am shocked and dismayed to hear about Connie. Although I hadn’t seen Connie for many years, I will never forget her. She was always so much fun! I know that life is always testing us but Connie should have passed with flying colors. She was always such a high achiever. I will always hold her near yet so far away. I’m sending you my love and support with hopes that Connie finds peace…Chris

  6. We just found out about Connie and we are overwhelmed with sadness.Our heartfelt condolences to all of Connie’s family…We are going to really miss her infectious laugh, her ability to make everyone in a room feel special and important, and the way she once enjoyed everything in life. Some of the best times in our life were with her and Mark, taking weekend trips in the VW,skiing or camping out at the beach, sailing, sharing a cabin in Kauai. We really loved Connie and we hope she has found peace. Love, Mike and Theresa Pruitt 1/4/06

  7. We just found out about Connie and are deeply saddened by the news…Our condolences to all of Connie’s family. We will never forget her infectious laugh, the way she made everyone feel special and important in a room, and the way she use to enjoy everything about life. Some of our best memories are with Connie and Mark,travelling in our VW vans to go skiing or camping out at the beach, sailing, biking, our trip to Kauai…We love you Connie and may you rest in peace. Love, Mike and Theresa Pruitt l/4/06

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