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Constance H. "Connie" Tripp
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Obituary for Constance H. "Connie" Tripp

Rockland-Constance (Connie) H Kane Tripp, 85, died November 20, 2017 in Rockland after a long illness.

Connie was born on August 16, 1932 in South Portland, Maine, a daughter of Clinton D. Kane Sr. and Mary L. (Whitney) Kane. She was raised in Portland and graduated from Cathedral High School in 1950. After graduation she worked at W. T. Grant Department Stores and New York Life before marrying and moving to Livermore Falls to raise her family.

She loved gardening, feeding wild birds, and high school basketball. She was very proud of her Irish heritage. Connie devoted her life to her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed a special bond with her daughter Janet.

Connie was predeceased by her parents, her twin daughters, Janet and Jean Tripp, her brothers, Clinton D. Kane Jr. and Daniel Kane, and her sister, Dorothy Kane.

Connie is survived by a daughter, Susan and her husband Gilles of New Gloucester and their children, Alison Fraser and Erin Fraser; a son Stephen and his wife Sherry of Warren and their children, Brandon Tripp, Hayley Tripp Genthner, and Breanna Tripp Curry; a sister, Marilyn Cowan of Portland; and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 11:00am at Sacred Heart Church, corner of Mellen and Sherman Street, Portland. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Broadway, South Portland. To view Connie’s memorial page, or to share an online condolence, please visit

Those who wish may make donations in Connie’s memory to: Bruce Roberts/ Press Herald Toy Fund, PO Box 7310, Portland, ME 04112

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Mass of Christian Burial




11:00 AM
Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Parish

65 Mellen Street
Portland, ME 04101

Cemetery Details


Calvary Cemetery

1461 Broadway
South Portland, ME 04106

Memorial Contribution

Bruce Roberts Press Herald Toy Fund

PO Box 7310
Portland, ME 04112

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