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August 2, 1932 ~ November 21, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Constance Jaworski Dems, 91, of Nashua, passed away at the Community Hospice House on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, after a short illness. She was born in Syracuse, NY on August 2, 1932, to the late Kazimierz and Josephine (Malecka) Jaworski.
Constance was the beloved wife of 49 years to the late Leonard Dems, who passed in 2005. Throughout her life, Constance worked various jobs including managing an insurance office, working in the school cafeteria, and helping her mother in the family catering business.
In her free time Constance enjoyed gardening, and she always had a lovely flower garden at home. She and Leonard loved taking road trips, once driving cross-country to many of the National Parks and visiting their 4 children. At age 73, Constance traveled solo to Spain for several weeks meeting family and friends.
Constance also loved watching sports, especially rooting for the Boston Celtics and Syracuse University basketball and football teams. On Sundays, she enjoyed listening to the local Polish radio shows, and on holidays she loved baking her nut rolls for everyone to enjoy. Constance was an active steward of Sacred Heart Parish in Syracuse, NY, and volunteered as a cook for many events, and she was an active member of the children’s Mother’s Club. Above all else, Constance absolutely loved spending time with her family and friends, and she was devoted to her grandchildren. Everyone knew and loved her as “Babci” – grandma in Polish.
Constance is survived by her three children: Kathleen Hazen, Karen O’Donnell, and Bernard Dems; and her nine grandchildren Cody Dems, Brian O’ Donnell, Emily Hazen, Dylan Dems, Kyle Hazen, Melanie O’ Donnell, Eric Hazen, Wil Dems, and Helen Dems. In addition to her husband Leonard, she was predeceased by her son Leonard F. Dems, granddaughter Rene O’Donnell, and her four siblings, Jane Kowalewski, Joseph Jaworski, Frances Justian, and Henry Jaworski.
A memorial Mass will be held in Syracuse, New York, on March 8, 2024 at 9:30 Am at Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and she will be interred at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Syracuse, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Home Health & Hospice Care of Merrimack, NH (www.hhhc.org) or the Alzheimer’s Research & Prevention Foundation (www.alzheimersprevention.org).