Class, Constance Marie
July 28, 1950 – September 11, 2013
Age 63 of New York, NY, formerly of St. Paul passed away on September 11, 2013 surrounded by many loved ones after a courageous 19 month battle with cancer. Connie was born in St. Paul on July 28th, 1950. She was the first child of Helen Hipp and Robert Class. A graduate of St. Joseph’s Academy, she was a competitive speed skater, skier and runner, beautiful seamstress, forward thinking fashionista and the #1 hairdresser in the world. Ever proud of her Vidal Sassoon days, Connie had hundreds of loyal clients from St. Paul to New York. Born an audacious soul, she loved travel, great food, good conversation and being outdoors, especially at her beloved lake home in Wisconsin. Connie will be remembered for her quick wit, spirit of adventure, sense of style, and a tenaciousness that stayed with her until the end. She is survived by her devoted partner, George Leibson; parents Helen and Robert Class, siblings Mark Class, Nancy (Joe) Blumel, Annette (Eric) Ristau, Paula (Bob) Winsor, Rob (Katy) Class and Katie (Denny) Marquard, aunt Sr. Ann Hipp C.P.P.S ; many loving nieces and nephews; and many, many loyal friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Our Lady of Peace Hospice or Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. A celebration of her life will be held Sunday, September 15, 3:00-6:00 pm. at 2102 James Ave. St. Paul, MN. A special thanks to the staff at Our Lady of Peace Hospice for their gentle, respectful care of Connie during her final days.