Connie B. Frost

04/29/2010 12:00 AM |

Connie B. Frost

On April 27, 2010, Connie B. Frost, 68, passed away at her home on Fleets Neck in Cutchogue after a valiant battle with metastasized breast cancer for the third time.

Born on May 23, 1941, in Keystone, Iowa, to Robert Bender and Esther (Seeck) Bender, she lived in Basking Ridge and Tewksbury, N.J., before moving to Cutchogue.

She leaves behind her loving husband, Marshall Frost; her two children, Kristin Hillestad Licata and husband, Chris, of Tewksbury, N.J., and Erik Hallvard Hillestad and wife, Nancy, of Los Angeles, Calif.; her three stepchildren, Jennifer Frost Cully and husband, Brian, of Landing, N.J., Sheri Frost McDonnell and husband, Thomas, of North Wales, Pa., and William Marshall Frost and wife, Kristen, of Ridgewood, N.J.; and nine grandchildren, Ariana Licata, Christopher Licata, Joseph Licata, Talia Licata, Shane Hillestad, Thomas McDonnell, Samantha McDonnell, Megan McDonnell and Sean Cully. She is also survived by her brothers, Robert and Jerry Bender, and sisters, Joann Schweitzer, Char Hansen and Sarah Breidert.

She graduated from Washington High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Class of 1959, and attended Iowa State University. She was a member of the League of Women Voters and the Planning Board and Township Committee in Basking Ridge, N.J.

Connie was, above all, a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She loved cooking, sailing and golf. But most of all she loved her friends, flowers and grandchildren. She was loved by all who knew her and will be deeply missed.

Visitation will be on Sunday, May 2, 2010, at Galloway and Crane Funeral Home in Basking Ridge from 5 to 8 p.m. and Monday, May 3, 2010, at Coster-Heppner Funeral Home in Cutchogue from 4 to 6 and 7 to 9 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Cutchogue Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at 11:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Camp Courageous of Iowa, 12007 190th St., P.O. Box 418, Monticello, IA 52310-0418, or Cutchogue Presbyterian Church, 27245 Main Road, Cutchogue, NY 11935.