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“Thoughts and Prayers to Perry and Walsh Families. So Sorry for loss. ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: Mary Kay Leibold (Karwoski) - IA

“May her memory be eternal. ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Joanne Georgulis - Dubuque, IA

“Your passing will leave a hole where You once stood. We are in shock even though We knew this Day would be coming. We are relieved that Your...Read More ยป
3 of 5 | Posted by: Roger and Sherry Perry - IA

“So very sorry for your loss my Perry Family, loved Connie so very much may she Rest In Peace love n peace be with u all forever in our ♥ ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Donna n Darb Blackburn - IL

“I will always cherish my memories of us growing up together in Dubuque.I love you sweet cousin. ❤ ”
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Constance K. "Connie" Perry, age 58, of Dubuque, was called home peacefully at 7:09 p.m., on Thursday, August 30, 2018, at Mercy Medical Center-Dubuque, surrounded by her loving family. To honor Connie's life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, with Deacon John Stierman officiating. To celebrate Connie's life, family and friends may visit from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at Behr Funeral Home. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery.

Connie was born on January 7, 1960, in Dubuque, daughter of John and Kathleen (Plumley) Walsh.

Connie was proud to have spent her entire life as a Dubuquer; surrounded by family and friends through each and every day. Growing up in a family of 8 children, she quickly learned the values of family fun and commitment. She would eventually meet her soul-mate, Dennis Perry, and the couple was united in marriage on September 24, 1982, in Tulsa, OK. They would be blessed with 35 wonderful years together, and 4 truly adored children, before Connie was sadly called home much to early. When Connie wasn't spending time with her family, you could easily find her working at Linwood Cemetery where she faithfully gave her all over the years. But, her greatest joy was always found back home with her family. Her love continued to grow as she watched her 12 grandchildren join the world. Spending time with them quickly evolved into regular camping trips to Massey Station, where the fish soon learned that they were not safe when the Perry clan was spending the weekend. Connie also enjoyed a little traveling outside of the Dubuque area from time to time, and her trips to the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, dipping her toes in the ocean in Florida, and a little gambling in Mississippi were among her favorites. We are beyond saddened today with the now all so real absence of Connie from our daily lives. Thankfully though, all who knew and loved her are left with an abundance of memories to cherish through the years ahead. We thank you Connie for all the love you shared along your 58 year earthly journey. We will miss you more than you know, remember you more fondly than you can imagine, and forever be grateful for the time we had with such a bright shining star walking among us. May God keep you safe in His loving arms until we meet again!

Those left to cherish Connie's memory include
her loving husband,
Dennis Perry, Dubuque, IA;

her 4 children,
Jessica (Justin) Wiedner, Dyersville, IA,
Dawn (Dan Hoth) Perry, East Dubuque, IL,
Joshua Perry, Dubuque, IA
and Jeremy (Terri Yarolem) Perry, Nashville, IA;

her 11 grandchildren,
Dominick, Derek, Macaylah, Izabel, Madisyn, Morgan, Marissa, Dylan, Emma, Ayden and Carter;

her 7 brothers and sisters,
Bonnie (Randy Rath) Walsh, Dubuque, IA,
John (Julie) Walsh, Epworth, IA,
Judith (Dan) Paquin, Sioux City, IA,
Jean (Jay) Burgus, Dubuque, IA,
Robert (Jane) Walsh, Dubuque, IA,
Jackie (Jeff Heitz) Young, Dubuque, IA
and Tammy (Rich) Kedley, Dubuque, IA;

and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Connie was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Brodie; and a niece, Bianca "Laura".

A Constance K. Perry memorial fund has been established, which will be distributed among her favorite charities.

Connie's family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Hospice of Dubuque, and all of her friends and family who've provided such wonderful care and support to Connie as she fought with cancer so courageously; she couldn't have done it without you all helping along the way!