Constance (Connie) Silvestri of Endicott, NY, born on June 17, 1936, went to be with her Father in Heaven on August 3, 2020 after a valiant struggle at St. Joseph’s Hospital. The oldest child by 7 minutes of Italian immigrants Frank & Fannie Dominick, Connie started her passion for caring for her family at an early age. Connie was predeceased by her parents, and most recently by her incredibly close twin brother Neil Dominick. She is survived by her devoted husband of 60 years, Mario P. Silvestri, married on February 4, 1961, in the blizzard of the century. She and Mario owned and operated Mar-Con’s Beauty Salon for many years. She is additionally survived by her children: Mary Jo Kilgallon (husband John) and their two children Colleen & Aidan; Dr. Mario A. Silvestri and his two children Katherine & Anthony; Melissa A. Silvestri and her fur babies Maisie & Oliver; her brother Louis Dominick (wife Margaret) and many special nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Connie was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and aunt to her entire family. There was nothing she wouldn’t do for them. That passion transferred to her profession as an assistant librarian and Union Representative in the Johnson City School District where she stood her ground for kids and aides alike. Connie was strong in her Catholic faith and a fixture at Sunday mass at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Endicott, NY where she was famous for her exuberant vocals during church hymns. Connie’s love for conversation made everyone around her feel special and loved. She will be forever missed by those whose lives she touched.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday 11 am at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 306 Odell Avenue, Endicott. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City, The family will receive friends at the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Street, Endicott, Monday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to Mercy House of the Southern Tier, 212 North McKinley Avenue, Endicott, NY 13760.
Appropriate precautions are being taken for public health concerns, including masks, social distancing, and managing the number of visitors at one time.