Herkimer Constance G. (Connie) Markey, 74 of Herkimer, passed away on Sunday June 2, 2019 at Valley Health Services, Herkimer, NY, after a short but hard fought battle with cancer.
She was born September 14, 1944 in Mohawk, NY the daughter of the late Conrad and Thelma (Harter) Barnett. Connie was a graduate of Ilion High School.
Her marriage to William J. Markey, Jr., took place on March 31, 1967 at St. Francis de Sales Church in Herkimer, NY.
Connie was last employed at the former Tri-Valley Cleaners in Herkimer. At one time she worked at the former Herkimer Chief Markets. Her greatest job, though, was as full-time mother, raising her four children.
A woman devoted to her family, Connie’s life was centered around her loved ones. She enjoyed nature, and found much relaxation and enjoyment camping with her husband, Bill at the West Canada Creek campsites. Connie had a caring heart for all animals, especially her granddogs. She was an avid sports fan, with her favorites being the New York Yankees, Syracuse Orangemen and NASCAR.
Survivors include her loving husband of 52 years, William (Bill); a daughter, Mary Susan (Sue) DeNinno and husband Randy of Herkimer; three sons, Jeffrey A. Markey of Herkimer, William (Bill) E. Markey, Sr., of Herkimer and Brian J. Markey and wife Beth of Schuyler; four grandchildren, Billy Markey, Cody Markey, Rudy DeNinno and Tyler DeNinno; in-laws, James and Donna Markey; and several nieces and nephews.
In keeping with Connie's wishes, graveside services at Calvary Cemetery will be held Friday June 7, 2019 at 11:00. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to Herkimer County Humane Society 514 State Route 5S Mohawk, NY 13407. Arrangements are under the caring guidance of the Vincent A. Enea Funeral Service, (next to NBT Bank), 527 East Albany St., Herkimer, NY. 315-866-1500.
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