Constance H. Sundkvist
Constance Merit Ione Hoyme Sundkvist, 94, of Glastonbury, Connecticut passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 19, 2015 in Cape Coral, Florida. She was born on June 24, 1921, in Brooten, Minnesota to Rev. Adolph Hoyme and Julia Hoyme, now deceased.
She grew up the oldest of two sisters, Audrey Veek and Ramona Gorham, and one brother Rev. David Hoyme. She graduated from Luther College and then moved to Connecticut to help the World War II effort, working as an Engineering Aid for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft. She met her husband to be, Roy Sundkvist, at the Hartford ski club. They enjoyed skiing, boating, and golf. They settled in Glastonbury, Connecticut where she lived for over 60 years.
Once married, she left Pratt & Whitney to focus on raising her children. She returned to work as a substitute teacher, then became a computer programmer working for several of the Hartford insurance companies and eventually went back to Pratt & Whitney from where she retired.
Connie was a loyal friend and was a thoughtful and independent woman. She had a wonderful life full of travel, friends, and the love of her family. She enjoyed playing bridge and going to concerts, and plays. She supported women’s causes and women’s sports, especially the UConn Women’s Basketball team.
She is survived by two children, Karl Sundkvist, of Akron, OH, and Linda Sundkvist Stark of St. James City, FL, and a sister Ramona Gorham, of Brainerd, MN. She will be dearly missed by her children Karl and Linda.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister Audrey and brother David.
Memorial Contributions in memory of Connie Sundkvist are suggested to Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Circle, Ft. Myers, FL 33908.
A memorial service has not been planned at this time.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.