Constance L (Beyer) McDougallJuly 29, 1922 ~ July 1, 2017 (age 94)
Constance Louise (Beyer) McDougall, 94, of Portland, Connecticut, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family, on Saturday, July 1, 2017. She was born July 29, 1922 in Hartford, daughter of the late Charles F. and Madeline L. Beyer; wife of the late Donald McDougall (1918-1982).
She was in the first graduating class from East Hampton High School in 1940, where she made memories for a lifetime, dancing and singing in musicals. Mrs. McDougall was employed as a stenographer for the Selective Service System during World War II, and for 15 years at Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Division of United Technologies Corporation, in East Hartford. With her husband, she is a past member of the Pattaconk Yacht Club of Chester, The Hemlock Grange No. 182 of Portland, and the Company of Fifers and Drummers, of Ivoryton, Connecticut. Connie was a devoted supporter of her children’s activities and served as secretary and quartermaster of the Portland Ancient Fife & Drum Corps in the 1970’s. She was a parishioner of the Church of Saint Mary, Portland.
She is survived by twin sons, Peter and his wife Suzanne; Robert and his wife Luiza, both of Portland; a daughter, Diane and her husband Timothy Desautelle of Framingham, Massachusetts; five grandchildren, Dylan, Madeline and Heather McDougall, and Bridget and Maximilian Desautelle; a sister, Madeline Beyer Clark of Middletown, Connecticut; a sister-in-law, Marie Beyer of North Fort Myers, Florida; a niece, five nephews and twelve grand nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by a brother, Charles Eugene Beyer; a sister, Rosalie Beyer Alden; a beloved niece, Charlotte M. Beyer; and a nephew, John M. Alden, Jr.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, July 10, 2017, 10:00am at St. Patrick Church, 47 W. High Street, East Hampton, with burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in support of televised Mass, to ORTV Inc. (the Office of Radio and Television, ortv.org) 15 Peach Orchard Road, Prospect, Connecticut 06712-1052. Spencer Funeral Home 112 Main Street, East Hampton has been entrusted with the arrangements. To leave online condolences, please visit www.spencerfuneralhomeinc.com.