Constance "Connie" Isabel Porter Beveridge, 86, passed away peacefully in her sleep July 25, 2014, at Windward Gardens in Camden with her family at her side.

Known for her hard work, grit and determination, she devoted her whole life to her three children, nine grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Raised during the Great Depression in Lincolnville, along with five brothers and four sisters, she married Lyford Beveridge and they operated a small dairy farm in Lincolnville for over 15 years. Those were the days when you gathered the hay and milked the cows by hand. During that time, Connie also was employed at Maplewood Poultry in Belfast. Later she was employed as a cook at the Village Restaurant in Camden working there for nearly 20 years. For the next 15 years, she worked as a nanny to Glenn and Ginger’s children, Susan and Amy.

Connie purchased her home on Limerock Street and began to make her beautiful flower gardens that were the envy of all who walked by. She was a caregiver all of her life to both family and friends. Connie always had a list of projects to complete for those who had the time and she would reward you with a batch of her famous biscuits. Words are not sufficient to express how much she will be missed.

Surviving is one brother, Robert Porter of Lincolnville; her three children, Rose Stebbins and her husband, David; Rose’s four children, Dawn Mischele Smith and her former husband, Dana Cote, their daughter, Jordan; Scott Smith; Heather Weeks and her partner, Ivan Bly, their daughter, Iris; Jacob Weeks and his wife, Ruby; Curtis Beveridge and his wife, Pamela, their three children, Kristin Ruzzi and her husband, Vince, their children, John, Michael and Alex; Jennifer Churchill and her husband, Jody, their children, Aaron and Megan; Josh Beveridge and his wife, Lauren; Virginia “Ginger” Shepard and her husband, Glenn, their children, Susan Shepard and her partner, Travis Wilson, Amy Pease and her husband, Dan, and their daughter, Madelyn. She is also survived by her beloved little dog, Sophie.

Connie was predeceased by her brothers, Bill Porter and wife Dot; George Porter and wife, Louise; Ralph Porter and wife, Betty; Neal Porter and his wives, Dot and Ethel; sisters, Freda Tibbets and husband, Hosea; Agnes Eldridge and husband, Jim; Geneva Leadbetter and husband, Norm; and Phyllis Hodgdon and husband, Charles.

A graveside service will be held Friday, Aug. 15, at 11 a.m. at the Youngtown Cemetery in Lincolnville where Connie will be laid to rest beside her parents, George “Fred” and Marie (Gamache) Porter. A Celebration of Life will be held following the service at the Tranquility Grange.

Memorial gifts may be made to P.A.W.S., P.O. Box 707, Rockport, ME 04856. A donation to support adult education, a GED program, or to provide school supplies in a backpack would also be appreciated as education was very important to Connie.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain St., Camden.