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In Memory of

Constance Elkins

January 30, 1933 - May 15, 2017

Obituary


Constance Florence Elkins (nee Tate) of Pomona, NY, 84 years old, passed away peacefully on the morning of May 15, 2017. She lived in Pomona since 1975. Connie was born on January 30, 1933 to Joyce and Luther Tate in New York City and grew up in Yonkers. She graduated from Fieldston School in Riverside, NY and was an alumna of Mount Holyoke College, Bank Street College of Education, and Teachers College, Columbia University where she met her husband, Irwin Charles Elkins. Connie was a teacher, at heart. She spent her entire career focusing on...

Constance Florence Elkins (nee Tate) of Pomona, NY, 84 years old, passed away peacefully on the morning of May 15, 2017. She lived in Pomona since 1975. Connie was born on January 30, 1933 to Joyce and Luther Tate in New York City and grew up in Yonkers. She graduated from Fieldston School in Riverside, NY and was an alumna of Mount Holyoke College, Bank Street College of Education, and Teachers College, Columbia University where she met her husband, Irwin Charles Elkins. Connie was a teacher, at heart. She spent her entire career focusing on early education and taught mainly Pre-K and Kindergarten in public schools in Millbury, MA and the East Ramapo Central School District until her retirement. Throughout her life she was a champion for the ''underdog' which manifested itself in political activism and charity. Connie was a kind and generous person who enjoyed being with people and made everyone feel loved and welcome. She is survived by her husband, Irwin; her daughter, Susanne Billeter; her son-in-law, Jeff Billeter, and granddaughter Aeolia Billeter. She is also survived by her nephew, David Smith. She will be missed greatly by all who knew her.

Family will receive friends for a viewing of her ashes on Saturday, June 24th from 12-4pm at Higgins Funeral Home in New City, NY. A Memorial Service will immediately follow at the Funeral home from 3-4pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Ethical Culture Fieldston School on-line at https://www.ecfs.org/giving/online-donations
or mailed to: Office for Institutional Advancement and Alumni; Ethical Culture Fieldston School, P.O. Box 28552, New York, NY 10087-8552.