Leslie V. Konneker, 66 of Newtown, CT passed away Monday evening, October 14, 2013 at home surrounded by her loved ones and with a cat on her lap. She was the wife of Gregory P. Konneker.
Leslie was born on January 31, 1947 in Bronxville, NY, a daughter of the late Charles and Irene (Vaughan) Towson. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son, Adam Gregory Konneker; her daughter, Alexandra Vaughan Konneker; her sister, Irene Koehnken; and her brother, Ray S. Towson. Leslie grew up in the White Plains, NY area.
Professionally she earned a BA from Pace University in White Plains and worked for AT&T and General Foods. It was while working at General Foods she met her husband and moved to Danbury, CT. After the birth of her children the family established a home in Newtown, CT where she resided until her death. She had a fine sense of color and style which she directed into her interior design business, allowing her to spend time with her children and support them in their many sporting and social activities. After Adam and Alex left home, Leslie worked at a couple of veterinary clinics which was a natural fit with her life-long love of animals.
Leslie was active in the Newtown schools, her church and other organizations. Her warmth, love of life and bubbling personality lead to many close friendships which were very important to her. Some of her favorite activities included camping on Lake George, NY, skiing on Okemo Mountain in Ludlow, VT, and exploring any beach. At home, Leslie enjoyed the outdoors through walking, jogging, kayaking and attending her children’s sporting activities. Her spark and laughter will be sadly missed by her large circle of family and friends.
Friends may call at the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main St., Newtown, CT on Thursday, October 17, 2013 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM. Cremation will be private. A Memorial service will be held at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 36 Main St. Newtown on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 1:00 PM.
In accordance with her wishes, Leslie’s ashes will be scattered on one of her favorite mountain tops.