FALL RIVER… Constance (Carvalho) Nowicki, also known as Coni and Vo Con, passed away on March 31, 2023.
She was the widow of Walter “Hans” Nowicki.
Born in Fall River to Joseph & Maria (Souza) Carvalho, she lived most of her life "down below the hill" and was a graduate of the BMC Durfee Class of 1945.
A woman of great faith, Coni spent decades as a devoted parishioner of Santo Christo Church. Prior to her illness, she was an active member of the church and member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Santo Christo Feast committee, Council of Catholic Women and was a former CCD teacher. She was a Marion Medal recipient for Santo Christo Parish, as well. Before her retirement, she was employed in the garment industry, working for many years for Modern Dress & Lexmark Company, and was a member of UNITE. After her retirement, she was employed by the Fall River School Department as a cafeteria worker at Fowler Elementary School. She enjoyed spending time with her loving family and making her famous rice pudding, peanut butter balls, and cauliflower salad for many.
She leaves behind her daughters Elizabeth Berube and her husband Ron and Stephanie Nowicki. Cherished grandmother of Aaron Correira and fiance Tanya Fragata and Kyle Correira and wife Kimberly. Great grandmother to her adoring Kinsley & Kristian Correira. She was predeceased by her sisters: Adeline Feldman, Bella Dorney, Dot Leandro & Elsie Carvalho and brothers James, Joe & Jesse Carvalho. She leaves behind several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend their thanks to Bristol Elder Services, Associated Health Care (especially Judy), Clifton Rehab 2E, Southcoast Visiting Nurses Association (Sharon and Ashley), and Athena and her caring team at Hanover Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make donations in Coni’s name to Hanover Hospice, 10 North Main Street, Fall River, MA 02720.
Her funeral will be held Tuesday, April 11, at 9:00 AM, from the Oliveira Funeral Home, 215 Columbia St., Fall River, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM at Santo Christo Church, Columbia St., Fall River. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River. Calling hours will be held Monday night, from 4 – 7 PM.