Constance Knapp

Obituary of Constance Scott Knapp

Constance Scott (Ryan) Knapp, 82, of Putnam, CT passed away March 19, 2020. She was born on September 14, 1937 in Monson, MA to Patrick and Marion (Mosher) Ryan. She was a former Palmer resident until moving to Putnam, CT in 1965. Constance previously worked as a machine operator at Belding Hemmingway in Putnam for over 25 years and then she worked at the Killingly Parks and Recreation as a secretary.  Constance loved to socialize, doing arts and crafts, and playing Bingo at her former residence Matulaitis Nursing home and her prior residence at the St. Onge Apartments in Putnam, CT. She was part of the Putnam Grange, the Danielson Lions Club and previously volunteered at the Fletcher Memorial Library in Hampton, CT. Constance was preceded in death by her loving husband, Theodore R. Knapp, in 2002. She was also predeceased by her siblings, Ruth Denning and James Ryan, sister-in-law Martha Knapp Shepardson, brother-in-law John R. Knapp, niece Linda Anderson, and nephews Arthur Fontaine, Jr. and Duff Denning. Constance will be dearly missed by her two children, Dorcas S. Durand and husband Michael of Danielson, CT and William R. Knapp and wife Kathleen of Chaplin, CT. She also leaves behind her only granddaughter Brittany Ritter and husband William as well as two great grandchildren Jackson and Sadie Ritter.  She will also be deeply missed by her sister-in-law Glenna Rodd and many nieces, nephews and friends that have touched her life over the years.   Due to current concerns for everyone's health, services will be private and held at the family's discretion. For more information or to sign the online guest book, please visit

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