As a loved one leaves us, their departure reminds us that angels are watching over us. God received another angel Sept. 24, 2020. Constance “Connie” Susan Graves Dalbey, 68, of Beverly, Massachusetts, passed from a very unexpected illness.
Mothers bring us into this world and it’s hard to imagine life without them. She was a loving mother of four children, Sara Dalbey of Geneva, Florida, Valerie Dalbey of Osceola County, Florida, Matthew Dalbey of Winter Park, Florida, and Susan Dalbey of Orlando, Florida. She was also a loving and proud grandmother to Jaycen Schulte of Casselberry, Florida, Brenden Schulte of Manchester, Missouri, Ethen Schulte of Ballwin, Missouri, Taylor Dalbey of Geneva, Florida, Kristen Dalbey of Atlantic Beach, Florida, Matthew Dalbey II of Osteen, Florida, Michael Dalbey of Osteen, Florida; Mason Dalbey of Geneva, Florida, Bradley Cunningham of Jacksonville, Florida, and Kayla Dalbey of Geneva, Florida.
Her siblings include: Steven “Steve” Kelly Graves (wife Brenda) of Asheboro, North Carolina, Catherine “Cathy” June Graves Friend (husband Dave) of Lone Tree, Colorado, and Robert “Alan” Pryor (wife Montica) of Crawfordsville.
She was born Jan. 20, 1952, at Tucson, Arizona, to Phyllis June Myers (Pryor) and Homer “Kelly” Graves.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother.
Connie was a 1970 graduate of Crawfordsville High School, and then went to college at Indiana State University. From there she moved to Florida to start her life with Brad Dalbey. They married in April 1975 and divorced in 1994, but there remained a very great friendship and relationship. She had four children that she loved very much. Constance was an artist, florist and an amazing mother. Her art influenced her to become an amazing florist; she always had passion for flowers. She loved music and the light of the moon. Connie was a free spirit. She adored her family. Her spirit lives through all her children and grandchildren.
She was residing temporarily in a nursing home in Beverly, Massachusetts. Her daughter/caregiver, Sara, was preparing for her transition to Florida. There will be a celebration of life this coming spring in April 2021, (her favorite month and season). It will be held in St. Petersburg and Madeira Beach, Florida for immediate family and friends.
A Precious one from us has gone.
A voice we loved and adored is stilled.
That never can be filled.
But her spirit will always live through all of us.