Memorial Planned for Miss Connie

Miss Connie

Owner of Bounous Montessori died in March

A memorial service to remember Constance Bounous, the owner and head teacher of Bounous Montessori School of Cold Spring, who died March 3 of a brain aneurism, will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16, at the Tots Park on Morris Avenue (Route 9D) in Cold Spring.

Known to family members and friends as “Miss Connie,” Bounous served preschoolers throughout the area for more than 30 years. She cherished her relationship with her students and many continued to share their lives with her even years after attending school. She was best known for her creative projects, including showcasing her students’ artwork in solo shows at the Garrison Art Center.

The memorial service will include the dedication of a bench with a plaque and lilac bush — a favorite of Miss Connie — in her honor. Following the dedication, a potluck luncheon will be held at the Old VFW Hall on Kemble Avenue.

Former students are encouraged to share photos. If you would like to contribute to the potluck, email Nathalie Jonas at [email protected].

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