Obituary of Constance Helen Smolski
Constance Helen (Driscoll) Smolski, a woman devoted to her family, passed away at Care One in Concord on Thursday, May 11, 2023. She was 92 years old. Constance was the beloved wife of the late Adam Smolski, who passed away in 2016.
Constance was born in Winchester. She was raised and educated in South Boston. Constance was the daughter of the late Cornelius and Helen Driscoll. She was working as a telephone operator when she met her future husband, Adam Smolski. They married in 1953 and moved to Burlington in 1962 where they raised their family. Constance worked in the Burlington Public School system for over 20 years. She worked in the cafeteria at the Wildwood, Francis Wyman and Memorial schools. With her love and devotion to children it was the perfect job for Constance. Constance’s specialty was her home-made pizza crust. She could make up to thirty-five sheets at a time and the students and faculty alike always looked forward to her pizza.
Constance and her family had a second home in Wareham where they all stayed close, enjoyed each other’s company, and created many wonderful family memories filled with love and laughter. Her husband Adam purchased the home in 1955 as a small seasonal cottage, but over the years he improved the home, enlarged it, and made it an all-year-round home that the family still enjoys to this day. Constance and Adam were very involved in their Wareham community. They were members of the Lake Shores Association and the White Island Shores Community Association. They enjoyed attending all the socials, Friday night dances, and all the activities that were offered to their children and in later years their grandchildren. Constance was known for her famous Clam Chowder, even winning a chowder contest.
Constance was a supportive wife to her husband Adam and was very involved in all his interests. They traveled the world together visiting destinations such as Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Holland, and Hawaii. These were just a few of their travel destinations. Her greatest joy in her life were her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Nothing gave her more happiness than having her homes in Burlington and Wareham filled with family. Constance will be remembered as the Matriarch of the Smolski family who lived a wonderful, happy and full life that spanned 92 years.
Constance was the adored wife of the late Adam Smolski. She was the loving mother of Edward Smolski and his wife Karen of Burlington and Barbara Vieira of Ayer and her late husband John Vieira. She was the sister of the late Robert Driscoll. Constance was the proud grandmother of Rachel Miller, Adam Smolski, John Paul Vieira, Lauren Auciello and Lindsey Lonergan. She was the great grandmother of Lucas, Logan, Ava, Anthony, Austin, Jackson and Lily.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Patrick’s Church, 82 High Street in Wareham on Tuesday, June 27 at 11am. The interment will follow at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne at 12:45pm.
In lieu of flowers memorials in Constance name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Foundation, www.stjude.org
Arrangements by the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, Burlington. For online guestbook and video tribute see www.sullivanfuneralhome.net
Edward V. Sullivan
43 Winn Street
Burlington, MA 01803
Ph: (781) 272-0050