Connie L. (Brown) Solina, 77, lifelong resident of Syracuse, died peacefully Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, at Grace Village Retirement Community, Winona Lake.
Connie was born April 29, 1945. She was the only daughter of Delbert and Lois Brown (Kline). Connie grew up in Syracuse and graduated from Syracuse High School in 1963. After high school, she enjoyed traveling and completed a business program at International Business College. During her professional career, she worked for Sprint United Telephone Company as an administrative assistant. After 30 years with Sprint, she retired in 2000.
On Jan. 11, 1969, she married Steven W. Solina. Steve and Connie lived in Syracuse, where they raised their three children, Christopher, Kelli and Candi. Steven and Connie spent 48 wonderful years together before his death on Sept. 15, 2017.
Connie was a dedicated wife, mother and friend. She loved spending her free time bowling with friends and traveling. She was well loved by those who knew her, especially those who took care of her while living at Grace Village. Connie loved to spend her time with family fishing, boating and laying in the sun at the sandbar on Lake Wawasee.
Those who survive include her two daughters, Candice (Joseph) Salvo, Syracuse and Kelli (Jason) Gambrel, North Vernon; grandchildren, Elijah, Delaney, Megan, Evan, Emma, Brock, Grace, Jaryt and Taryn; great-grandchildren, Ali, Marley and Dominic; and her brother, Rodger Brown. She is further survived by many extended family members and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents; Delbert and Lois Brown; husband, Steven; son, Chris; and her brother, Michael Brown.
Titus Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Syracuse is entrusted with the care of Connie. Friends may join her family at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, 2022, for a graveside service at Syracuse Cemetery, where her and her husband will be laid to rest. To make a donation in honor of Connie, memorial gifts are appreciated to Grace Village. To leave a condolence or send flowers, please visit www.TitusFuneralHome.com