Connie Willmot

Connie (nee Magnotta) Willmot, 78, of Waymart, Pa., died May 6, 2019, at Allied Hospice, Scranton.

Born in Scranton, Connie was a longtime Waymart resident. Connie was raised in Dunmore, Pa., and Staten Island, N.Y., and she resided in Hopatcong, N.J. for many years before returning to her beloved Pennsylvania 35 years ago.

Connie retired after a career in real estate in Lackawanna and Wayne counties, but her passion was the arts. A prolific painter, Connie created scores of original paintings from her home studio. She was an avid reader who loved solving mysteries, and a passionate cook, certified Master Gardener and sparkling conversationalist. A writer, Connie had several poems published and was working on her first full novel. For many years, Connie corresponded with deployed U.S. service members by sending letters of support and care packages.

Daughter of late Paul and Julia (nee Peffer) Magnotta; mother of the late John W. Willmot, and sister of the late Charles Magnotta and Paul Magnotta, she is survived by her beloved partner of nearly 35 years, Thomas G. White of Waymart; children Julie Willmot of Lawrenceville, N.J., Gregory Willmot of Blairstown, N.J., Kathy and Dan White of Binghamton, N.Y., Richard and Nancy White of Franklin, CT.,  and Thomas and Kelly White of Waymart; grandchildren Morgan Wagner and Kevin Kelleher, Jesse Willmot and Chiara Reha, Shelby Willmot, Jack Wagner, Isabel Wagner, Dan and Blaire, Carlie, and Tim and Cali White, Amy White, Alicia and Josh Boguski and Sarah and Rob Sonnekalb; great-grandchildren Evan, Grayson, Jordan, Hunter, Skylar and Braelynn; daughter-in-law Brenda Willmot of Dickson City; nephew Paul Magnotta of Lackawaxen; and several cousins. 

Friends may call from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Jenkins Howell Funeral Home, 269 Belmont St., Waymart, Pa. 18472. A remembrance service will begin at 4 p.m. Memorial contributions may made to Dessin Animal Shelter, 138 Miller Dr., Honesdale, Pennsylvania 18431.