Constance ('Connie') Kimble dies at age 79


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Constance (“Connie”) Kimble, family matriarch, teacher, nurturer, loving, caring, supportive, selfless mother, grandmother, and Nana, entered into rest on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at the Orange Regional Medical Center in the Town of Wallkill, N.Y. She was 79.

Daughter of the late James and Mae Baggatta, she was born on Nov. 8, 1939, in Middletown, N.Y.

Connie had been employed as a monitor in the Middletown City School District and served at the Mechanicstown School and also the Presidential Park School. She was a member of St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church in Bullville, N.Y. Connie was also a member of the Jaycee’s, the D&H Dance Group, and the Marching Middies Booster Club.

Survivors include her son, James A. “Duke” Kimble and his wife, Sandi, of the Town of Crawford, N.Y.; daughters, Jo-Marie Totten and her husband, William, of Milford, Pa., and Sherri-Lynn Brockett and her husband, Randy, of Otisville, N.Y.; daughter-in-law, Carol Kimble of Port Jervis, N.Y.; her loving partner, Arthur Gambetti of Pine Bush, N.Y.; her brother, Louis Baggatta of Sullivan County, N.Y.; grandchildren, Kara and Rick Tompkins of Montgomery, N.Y., Hope Totten of Tennessee, Brice Smith and his fiancé, Karina Torruella, of Middletown, William G. Totten III and his fiancé, Marissa Kaleita, of Hamburg, N.J., Donald H. Kimble III and his wife, Ande, of Milford, Pa., Meghan Smith and Albert Sanchez of Middletown, and Rachel M. Totten of Milford, Pa.; great-grandchildren, Jaylen Jones, Gage Smith, Dominic Totten, Aubree Kimble, Aidan Kimble, Jaxon Kimble, Reid and Garret Tompkins.

Connie was predeceased by her husband, Donald H. Kimble Sr.; son Donald H. Kimble Jr.; sister Judy Marino; and brother James Baggatta.

Visitation was held May 11 at the Cornelius, Dodd and Connell Funeral Home, Middletown.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered May 13 at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, Bullville, N.Y. the Rev. Sean Harlow, O. CARM. was the Celebrant. Interment followed in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Middletown.

Memorial contributions may be to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.



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