Congetta "Connie" Medeiros August 11, 1929 - March 23, 2011
Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, Connie passed away in her home in Torrance, CA after a short illness. She and her twin brother, Cosmo, were born to Joseph Adamo and Theresa Laviano in Hazelton, PA into a loving family with brothers Jerry, Tony, Augie, and sister Rosemarie. Her parents passed away when she was six years old and she and her siblings were raised by an aunt and uncle, and, overnight, they became a family of fourteen! She worked at a pizzeria through high school and after moved to Los Angeles to be with her brothers and sister, who were already there. She married H.R. "Sonny" Medeiros on April 14, 1951 and they celebrated fifty six years of marriage before his passing nearly four years ago. After her three children were in school, Connie enjoyed several occupations: pizzeria owner, college student (with honors), hospital volunteer, and 25 years as a successful real estate agent. She and Sonny spent 36 years in the Torrance area, and then for ten years enjoyed living in Santa Maria, before moving back to Torrance to be near her family.
Connie so enjoyed her family and friends and she was a passionate bowler, baker and bridge player. She and Sonny caught the travel bug early on and didn't stop until they'd seen China, Russia, Egypt, and both areas of Italy where her parents were born. Most importantly, Connie will be remembered for her tremendous sense of humor, honesty and hard work. She was a devoted and generous wife, mother, and grandmother and we will miss her more than words can say.
She is survived by her children Paul (Betsy), John (Sherri), and Diane (Rick), brother Jerry Adamo, and grandchildren Grace, Nicole, Adrienne, Joseph, and Kelli. A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, April 15, 2011 at St. Lawrence Martyr Church in Redondo Beach, CA at 10:00 a.m. followed by a reception. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the cancer charity of your choice.