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“I came to know Connie many years ago, as Director of Social Services for the Town of Avon. She was a kind, giving, and intelligent person, who sought...Read More »
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“I'm very sorry to hear about Connie. I roomed with Connie our freshman year at MacDuffie in what was known as The Crows Nest (attic of an old...Read More »
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“My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Connie. We worked together at Allen, Russell & Allen back in the day. We had lost touch but...Read More »
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“Constance Colt was a good soul with a deep religious faith. She was a thoughtful, generous person, who often voiced her gratitude to others. An...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Richard Miller - Glastonbury, CT

“Very sad to hear of Connie's passing. My best to her friends and family. She had a positive influence on the lives of many, myself included. She...Read More »
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Constance Lyford Colt, 66, of Avon, died Sunday, March 20, 2016. Daughter of the late John Blackman Colt and Julia Lee Lyford Colt, she was born in Philadelphia, PA, grew up in Norfolk, and resided in Avon for over 25 years. She graduated from The MacDuffie School for Girls, University of Connecticut, and Katharine Gibbs. Connie spent 25 years as a commercial insurance broker and was one of the first women in Connecticut to earn the professional designation of CPCU. Connie was a member of the Red Hat Society and served on several non-profit boards, including CPTV, President and Chair of CT Society of CPCU and Past President of The McCall Foundation. Her interests included tennis, golf, reading and writing. She was ranked by the Junior New England Tennis Circuit for four years, and was ladies golf champion at both Norfolk and Farmington Country Clubs, and had been invited to play in the GHO. Connie is survived by her sister, Nancy Colt Boecklin of Eugene, OR, her brother, Michael Colt, and his wife, Karen Keefe Colt of Vernon, her niece, Carla Boecklin, four nephews, John Boecklin, Brendon, Daniel, and Lee Colt, and her friends of Bill W. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brother John Blackman Colt, Jr. Her family will receive friends at the Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center, 301 Country Club Road, Avon on Thursday, March 31 from 6 – 8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, April 1 at 10 AM at the Church of Saint Ann, 289 Arch Road, Avon. Burial will be private in St. Mary Cemetery, Norfolk. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The McCall Center for Behavioral Health Office of Development, 58 High Street, Torrington, CT 06790.