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Constance Diane Hoffman

Born: Fri., Mar. 11, 1949
Died: Thu., Sep. 28, 2017


3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Oct. 06, 2017
Location: McKinney Funeral Homes in Youngsville

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Oct. 07, 2017
Location: Pittsfield Otterbein U.M. Church

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Constance Diane Hoffman, 68, of Youngsville, PA, passed away on September 28 , 2017 at Hospice House in Warren, PA after a brief battle with lung cancer. She was born March 11, 1949 in Warren, PA, daughter of the late Noyd and Dorothy Chappel.


Constance resided most of her life in Warren County and was a 1967 graduate of Youngsville High School and a 1971 graduate of Roberts Wesleyan College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Constance was an English teacher at Youngsville High School before leaving this position to be a stay-at-home mom, raising her three children. In 2009 she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Paralegal Studies. Constance was currently serving as vice-president of the Library Board of the Youngsville Public Library. She also had a true passion for her family, her horses and her dogs, especially Jax.


Constance was currently employed by Hessel Valley Lutheran Church of Chandlers Valley, PA and Saron Lutheran Church of Youngsville, PA, as the pianist and organist. She was also employed as the secretary of the Evangelical United Methodist Church of Youngsville, PA, where she had great compassion for all people and tried to comfort them to the best of her ability by listening to them, praying with them, and attending to their needs. The employment opportunities that brought the most joy to her life were those involving music. She was the pianist and organist at a number of churches during her lifetime - Otterbein United Methodist Church of Pittsfield, PA, Lander United Methodist Church of Lander, PA, First Baptist of Warren, PA, Mission Covenant Church of Sugar Grove, PA, First Presbyterian of Warren, PA, and Bethany United Methodist Church of Harrisonburg, VA. Constance was a believer and supporter of the ideals of Philomel, a local organization created to promote classical and period music as well as fine instruments. Over the years Constance studied with Lillian Swanson, Joan Eighmey, and Bobbie Lange.


Constance is survived by her three children - Sean Hoffman and husband, Justin Watson, of Seattle, WA, Chad Hoffman and wife, Tanya, of Pittsfield, PA, and Nicole Hoffman of Youngsville, PA as well as three grandchildren - Tyler Hoffman  and wife, Ashley, and Sadie and Mason Hoffman (children of Chad and Tanya Hoffman). She is also survived by her two sisters, Kathleen Chappel of Pittsfield, PA, and Debra Nelson and brother-in-law, Gary, of Londonderry, NH. Constance is also survived by two nieces, Angela Fallon (Adam) and Marie Lockhart (Howard) of New Hampshire as well as a great nephew, Ryan Fallon, and a great niece, Nora Fallon. She was preceded in death by her parents.


Family and friends will be received at McKinney Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Inc., 54 W. Main St., Youngsville, PA, on Friday, October 6 from 3-7pm. A funeral and committal service will be conducted at Otterbein United Methodist Church, 258 Dalrymple St., Pittsfield, PA, on October 7 at 11am with Rev. Nancy Schwanke of Hessel Valley Lutheran Church officiating and assisted by Rev. Rick Nelson (Evangelical United Methodist Church, Youngsville, PA) and Rev. Nate Frugate (Otterbein United Methodist Church). Burial will be at Warren County Memorial Park, 20050 Route 6, Warren, PA.


In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Youngsville Public Library, 100 Broad St., Youngsville, PA 16371, Cancer Care Center, 2 W. Crescent Park, Warren, PA 16365 and Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Ave., Warren, PA 16365.

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   Posted Tue October 03, 2017
To all the Hoffman & Chapel families,
I am saddened by Connie's passing> My deepest condolences go out to you all.

Roger and Gloria Wenzel
   Posted Tue October 03, 2017
We are both saddened by Connie's passing. Our deepest sympathy to Connie's family.

Connie and Royal Synwolt
   Posted Tue October 03, 2017
To Connie's family
Please accept our sincere and heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your Mother, Sister and best friend. We shall keep you in our prayers.

Barb and Tim Greenlund
   Posted Wed October 04, 2017
Dear Debbie, Kathy and all family, We are sad to hear of Connie's passing. She touched our lives and many others with her music, her faith, sense of humor and her kindness. Our sincere sympathy and prayers to all of you. Tim and Barb Greenlund

Jim & Judi Markel
   Posted Wed October 04, 2017
To the Hoffman family, Cathy and Debbie,

We are holding you all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. My the warm and precious memories of your life with Connie be of comfort and support.

Jim & Judi Markel

Tom & Paulette Haight
   Posted Wed October 04, 2017
Our hearts & prayers are with you at this very difficult time of your lives!!! Only God, Prayers and time will heal the sorrow you feel so keenly at this time! It was our desire to be there for the service but was unable to be there. Our thots and prayers will be with you!!!! Being pastors ourselves and I; Paulette, music and ministry is a huge part of our lives!!! Connie; as we knew her, was a great musician and may the memory of her ministry live on in your lives!!!! God Be with you all at this time and in the day's ahead!!!!

June Natale
   Posted Thu October 05, 2017
My sincere sympathy to all of you. I met Connie at the Library at the Book Club. Her answers in our discussions were always so interesting and made us all think! We will miss her.... Sending prayers your way.

Jeff Linkerhof & Family
   Posted Thu October 05, 2017
To Chad and Family-

Know that we are thinking of you... so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.

Bill and Cam Johnston
   Posted Thu October 05, 2017
We were saddened to hear of Connie's trip to heaven, but know she is comforted and at great peace with our Lord and Savior. Our deepest condolences to the Hoffman and Chappel families at this difficult time. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.

Bob Long
   Posted Thu October 05, 2017
So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.. 23

Karen & Duane Hultberg
   Posted Fri October 06, 2017
Our prayers are with you, Sean, Chad,, and Nicole and your families. Connie has always been a special kind woman and we have many memories with your family from years ago. She played the piano at two of our children's weddings. We were so sadden to hear of her passing. Heaven received a beautiful angel and she will be watching over all of you. Our deepest sympathy go out to you all and the entire family, God bless you all.

Donna Dates
   Posted Sat October 07, 2017
Dear Chad, Tyler, Sean, Nicole:

I am so very saddened to learn of Connie's passing. I reflect on her loving example as a mother and grandmother. I met Connie when Tyler was a small boy. I had the privilege of caring for him in my daycare. Each day I would observe her deep love for Tyler. Her loving nature didn't stop with him. As I write this I am looking at some dried roses from many years ago. Connie had brought them to me one day to thank me for caring for Tyler. I have kept this gift for years to remember her kindness that warmed my heart.

It is clear that this dear woman will be missed by all who knew her. How true the Bible's words are at 1 Corinthians 15:26 when it speaks of death as an "enemy." The days ahead will be difficult without her. May you find comfort in the beautiful memories you shared together as you adjust one day at a time while drawing strength from one another.

Kathy Dunham Nelson
   Posted Tue October 10, 2017
Debbie, Kathy and family: I am very saddened to hear of the recent passing of your sister Connie. Please accept my sincere condolence. Sincerely Kathy

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