Connie Morehart, age 84, passed away at her home in Punta Gorda, Florida, on Thursday, September 19, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She died of congestive heart failure. Connie was born in 1934 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, to Wilfrid and Alice Paul, and was the fifth of six children. She was the widow of Jonas Leroy Morehart, who she married on September 4, 1954. They met at a roller skating rink in Norfolk, Virginia, while Jonas was still on active duty in the Navy. They moved to Punta Gorda in 1995, after raising their six children in Alexandria, VA, where they lived for 25 years. Connie is survived by her father-in-law, James Rose of Abilene, TX, her youngest brother, Donald Paul of Cumberland, RI, her son John Morehart and daughter-in-law Gail Morehart of Punta Gorda, FL, her daughter Mary Jones and son-in-law Ed Jones of Culpeper, VA, her son James Morehart and daughter-in-law Grace Morehart of La Canada, CA, her daughter Carolyn Boyd and son-in-law John Boyd of Alexandria, VA, her daughter Evelyn Slama, widow of Michael Slama of Palm Harbor, FL, her youngest daughter Elaine Noble and son-in-law Bruce Noble of Warrenton, VA, her four granddaughters Christina Palezcka of Springfield, VA, Genevieve Verity of Tampa, FL, Caryn Morehart of Key West, FL, and Stephanie Morehart of La Canada, CA who is currently attending Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terra Haute, IN, and her great grandchildren Caden Palezcka and Olivia Verity.
Connie was an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and a regular volunteer at the local St. Vincent de Paul Society, a Catholic charity for over 20 years. She also supported the USO and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. She loved spending time with family and friends, watching classic movies, and playing dominoes, cards, and other games. She enjoyed bowling and played on many bowling leagues going back to the 1970s.