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Anita Violon

February 21, 1921 — June 19, 2013

Anita Betty (“Connie”) Violon, 92, formerly of 7 Locust Street, Norwich, NY, died at Bridges Cornell Heights, Ithaca, NY, June 19, 2013.

Connie was born February 13, 1921, in Newport, Iowa, the daughter of Arthur and Grace Conard. After graduating from New London High School in 1938, she attended Burlington School of Nursing graduating in 1942 with a RN degree. In January of 1943, Connie joined the US Army as a First Lieutenant. She served with the 56th General Hospital in England, France and Belgium supporting the 1st Army in the European Theater including the Battle of the Bulge. During that time she met her husband, Ernest Violon. They were married Sept 20, 1945, in Liege, Belgium.

Connie and Ernie moved to Norwich in 1948 where they raised their six children and spent 60 years together. Ernie, who was with the Norwich Pharmacal Company, died in 2005.

Throughout Connie’s life, she selflessly served and cared for others. She was active on the Board of Directors of the Chenango Valley Home for 33 years, frequently volunteered in the community helping at blood drives, in Girl Scouting and was often the nurse “on call” for the neighborhood. Connie enjoyed gardening and was a longtime member and past president of the Norwich Garden Club. She was a member of the United Church of Christ First Congregational Church for 62 years.

Connie’s family was her special joy and she was devoted to them. Her family cherishes her love and holds dear the many wonderful memories with her at gatherings in Norwich and at the Mohican Camp, their summer home in Cooperstown.

Connie will be greatly missed by Julia and Erik Roy of Middle Grove, NY, Janis and Curtis Wilbur of Lexington, VA, Joyce and Richard Putnam of Ithaca, NY, Jeane and Richard Singer of State College, PA, Jayne Violon and John Hodge of Pawling, NY, and Ernest and Susan Violon of Sanford, NC; grandchildren, Denise, Allison, Bryan, Julie, Jen, Jacki, Lauren, John, Chris, Sarah, Scott, and Lexie; and her 11 great grandchildren. She was preceded by her brother, Clayton Conard, and is survived by her sisters, Mildred Crocker and Marjorie Parsons.

Friends are invited to call at the Wilson Funeral Home on Friday, June 28th from 1:30 until 3:00 pm. A private committal service will be held at the convenience of the family in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospicare of Tompkins County, 172 East King Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850, or to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting the Wilson Funeral Home website:,or to the family at 706 The Parkway, Ithaca, NY, 14850.

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