Mary Concetta ‘Connie’ (Riccio) Himes | News, Sports, Jobs

Marie Concette “Conny” Himes, 81, of Antis Township, went to 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

On August 22, 1959, she married the love of her life, Richard E. “Tail” Himes.

Surviving are her loving husband of 62 years; his four children: Debbie Cherry, Rick (Dari) Himes, Marianne (Jeff) Hanna and Dan (Crystal) Himes; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, who called him affectionately “GG”; and siblings: Rose Ann Himes, Susan Rehm, Dolores Simington and Daniel Riccio.

She was predeceased by one son, Mark Richard; and a brother, Matthew Riccio.

She graduated in 1959 from Altoona Catholic High School.

After 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 member of her home parish, Holy Rosary Catholic Church, where she enjoyed volunteering her time and talents.

Connie loved to travel, camp and cook. Above all, her greatest passion was spending time with her husband, family, friends, and especially her grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at The Stevens Mortuary, Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona, where a wake for the deceased and the Daughters of the Nile service will be held. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Juniata. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made in Connie’s memory to the Shriners Children’s Hospital, 3551 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19140.

Condolences may be submitted at or the Stevens Family Funeral Homes Facebook page.

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