Conradina ‘Connie’ Crommelin Richardson, 91, Vero Beach

Conradina (Connie) Crommelin Richardson, 91, died peacefully on February 22, 2010 in Vero Beach, after a brief illness. She was born in Spokane, Wash. Her parents were Henri and Elizabeth Crommelin. Her father was born in Holland. She lived in the same home in Spokane until she married. Her siblings included Jacques B. Crommelin of Palm Springs, Calif., Katherine Crommelin Bartleson of Spokane and Julie Crommelin Titcomb of St. Paul, Minn. She graduated from Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif. After college, she worked briefly as a medical secretary. In 1942, she married William W. Richardson, stationed in Spokane in the Army Air Force. They had subsequent postings in St. Louis, Colorado Springs and Washington D.C. In 2005, they celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary. She had three children: William Henri (wife Barbara, MD) of New York City, David Crommelin, MD (wife Pamela) of Lewisville, Texas and Katherine Elizabeth (husband JS Wynant) of Weston, Mass. She had eight grandchildren: John, Lindsay, Bryan, Patrick, Joseph, Peter, and Margot and step grandson, Jonathan Allen.  They returned to Mr. Richardson’s hometown of Maplewood, N.J., to live after World War II. He worked for Mobil Oil in New York City his entire career and had a posting to Tokyo, Japan from 1972-1976. Connie, Bill and Katherine traveled extensively in the Far East at that time. After Japan, they lived in Summit and Brielle, New Jersey. With retirement, they purchased a condominium in Ocean Village in Fort Pierce for the winter months starting in 1979. In 1996, they moved to Indian River Estates-West, in Vero Beach. Connie adored all of her family and cherished their special time together. She was a faithful daughter, a devoted mother, and a loving wife and grandmother. She is survived by her younger sister, Mrs. Julie Titcomb, her three children and eight grandchildren. Her parents, brother and older sister predeceased her. Her husband, William died in January 2006. A Memorial service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church in Vero Beach on April 10 at 1 p.m. Donations may be made to VNA Hospice of Indian River County, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960.

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