Loving Mother, Grandmother & Sister
Connie Graham, (nee Libbi), 97, of Brick, NJ, passed away peacefully on April 17, 2021. She is survived by her daughters, Linda M. Terranova, Patricia M. Williamson and Judith A. Wall, her grandson, John A. Terranova, Jr., her sister, Rita Antonucci, sister-in-law Theresa Libbi and many nieces and nephews.
Born in Philadelphia, PA, she lived in Brick for 35 years, having moved from Rockaway Township, where she resided for 27 years. Prior to that, she lived in Niagara Falls and Queens, New York. She was widowed by two husbands — Leo C. Wall, whom she married in 1948, and Charles P. Graham, whom she married in 1987. Connie was pre-deceased by three brothers — Peter Libbi, Salvatore Libbi and Nicholas Libbi, and two sisters — Mary Scottoline and Emilia DiPietro.
Connie attended St. Elizabeth University in Morristown, NJ and worked for many years in banking at Lakeland Bank in Dover and Charter Savings & Loan Association (now Santander Bank N.A.) in Morristown, where she was in charge of mortgages in her last position. Before raising a family, she worked at AT&T in Philadelphia and New York City. She was also a former Trustee on the Board of Trustees, Lions Head South Association.
Gregarious and very social, Connie was a devoted mother to her daughters, loving wife and grandmother, and frequently traveled and entertained. She also enjoyed oil painting, ceramics, golf, reading, music, knitting and Broadway theater, and was a great cook. Travel was a big part of her life prior to and after retirement. She traveled frequently throughout the US, including Alaska and Hawaii, and to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean Islands, China, Russia, South America, Morocco, New Zealand and many countries throughout Europe, including Ireland, England, Scotland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Norway and others. A deeply caring person, she will be greatly missed.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday, April 23, 2021 from 9:00 to 10:30 am at the Bradley-Braviak Funeral Home, 49 Whippany Road, Whippany, NJ 07981 (973) 887-2186, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Rose of Lima Church, 312 Ridgedale Avenue, East Hanover, NJ 07936 (973) 887-5572 at 11:00 am. Interment will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover.
For those who wish, donations in Connie’s name may be made to The Humane Society of the U.S., 1255 23rd St. NW, Suite 450, Washington, DC 20037 and the Disabled American Veterans Charity, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076 (877) 426-2838.