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Elizabeth Connor "Connie" Papurt Pastrano
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Birth: Aug. 18, 1931
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA
Death: Sep. 20, 2012
Lake County
Ohio, USA

Elizabeth "Connie" Pastrano, 81, of Painesville, went home to be with the Lord Sept. 20, 2012, surrounded by loved ones, after a long and complicated battle with diabetes.

Born Aug. 18, 1931, in Cleveland, Connie was a well-known actress and nurse around the Lake County area. She lived out her passion for acting in the community theater for many years. When she was not performing, Connie was a nurse for Lake County hospitals and nursing homes. Connie was dedicated to making the lives of others better.

Connie is survived by her husband of 61 years, John A. Sr.; children, Denise Carroll (David Alexy), John Jr., Aline, Susie, MiMi Sajewski, and Ellen (Steven Fambro); grandchildren, Kyle (Joe), Brianna (Nelson), Carly (Scott), Damien (Heather), Anthony (Gina) Paul, Rachel (Chuck), Aaron (Rachel), Matthew, Emily, Alex, Julie and Molly; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Agnes and Allen Papurt; sister and brother-in-law, Miriam and David Sutton; brother Lee Papurt; brother-in-law, Fabe Wolfe; niece, Marta Wolfe; and granddaughter, Chrissy Pastrano.

There will be a memorial service held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at St. Mary's Church in Painesville, followed by a remembrance gathering. Connie was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, and friend. She will be dearly missed and loved by all who were lucky enough to know her.

Published in the September 27, 2012 edition of the Willoughby (OH) News-Herald.

Ohio, Birth Index, 1908-1964

Name: Elizabe C Papurt
Birth Date: 18 Aug 1931
State File Number: 1931066704
Additional Information: Allan

1940 United States Federal Census

Name: Connor Papurt
Age: 8
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1932
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: Ohio
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Home in 1940: Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio
Map of Home in 1940: View Map
Street: East Blvd
Inferred Residence in 1935: Lorain, Lorain, Ohio
Residence in 1935: Lorain, Lorain, Ohio
Sheet Number: 11A
Attended School or College: Yes
Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 2nd grade
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Agnes L Johnaton 39
Muriam Paturt 21
Lee Papurt 17
Marna Papurt 12
Connor Papurt 8

Click here to see the memorials for Elizabeth's granddaughter Chrissy and her brother-in-law "Fabe".

Connie was a niece of the famous author and philosopher Ayn Rand. (Her mother Agnes was the younger sister of Rand's husband Frank O'Connor.) When she was 17 or so and thinking about attending college, Connie considered asking her Aunt Ayn for a loan. And this prompted an interesting and well-documented epistle from Ms. Rand. Click here to see the text of this letter. 
Family links: 
  Allen Merle Aaron Moses Papurt (1896 - 1942)
  Agnes Loretta O'Connor Johnston (1899 - 1983)
  Miriam Agnes Papurt Sutton (1918 - 1985)*
  Lee D Papurt (1922 - 2007)*
  Dennise Ruth Papurt (1930 - 1930)*
  Elizabeth Connor Papurt Pastrano (1931 - 2012)
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Tom Nelson
Record added: Jul 18, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 113990422


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