Mary Concetta "Connie" Himes

04/27/1941 - 07/08/2022


Obituary For Mary Concetta "Connie" Himes

Mary Concetta “Connie” (Riccio) Himes
April 27, 1941 – July 8, 2022
Mary Concetta “Connie” Himes, 81, Antis Township, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, surrounded by her loving family.
Connie was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Daniel and Pearl (Ciambotti) Riccio. On August 22, 1959 she married the love of her life, Richard E. “Dick” Himes.
She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years; her four children: Debbie Cherry, Rick (Dari) Himes, Marianne (Jeff) Hanna, and Dan (Crystal) Himes; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, who lovingly called her “GG”; and siblings: Rose Ann Himes, Susan Rehm, Dolores Simington, and Daniel Riccio.
She was preceded in death by a son, Mark Richard and a brother, Matthew Riccio.
Connie was a 1959 graduate of Altoona Catholic High School.
Following a successful career in real estate, she retired from Century 21 in 2019. Active in several organizations and activities, Connie previously served as Queen as a member of Daughters of the Nile. She was a life-long member of her home parish, Holy Rosary Catholic Church, where she enjoyed volunteering her time and talents.
Connie enjoyed traveling, camping, and baking. Most of all, her greatest passion was spending time with her husband, family, friends, and especially; her grandchildren.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at The Stevens Mortuary, Inc., 1421 Eighth Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602 where a vigil for the deceased and Daughters of the Nile service will be held. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Juniata. Committal will be at Calvary Cemetery.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made in Connie’s memory to: Shriners Children’s Hospital, 3551 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140.
Condolences may be made at or Stevens Family Funeral Homes Facebook.

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  • 07/13/2022

    I offer my sympathy to Dick Himes and his family for the passing of Connie Himes. She without a doubt the best real estate sales person in Blair County. May God have mercy on her soul. Good Bless you Connie. Gabriel L. Pellegrini

  • 07/12/2022

    So very sad at the loss of Connie - we will miss her warm smile and sense of humor. Prayers to her family, especially her husband, Dick. Much love, Tom and Patty Farrell

  • 07/11/2022

    My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Dick and the family. The world was a better place with Connie in it. She will be missed.............Gerri McGee

  • 07/10/2022

    Grandma Connie was an amazing woman who will be greatly missed. She made the best baked goods. I have so many warm and wonderful memories of spending time with her and Amanda talking and laughing in the kitchen. It was always such a treat to come over to visit while she was cooking or baking and sample her pies and cookies, especially her pizzelles and cannolis. I loved her laugh and how much she loved her family. She will be greatly missed.


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Funeral Directors

Joseph J. Stevens III

Matthew J. McConville

Christopher J. Feathers

David J. Mason