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Constance L. Bovee

June 19, 1947 ~ June 4, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old


Constance “Connie” Linda Bovee, 75, of Macungie died June 4, 2023, at the Lehigh Valley Health Network Hospital Cedar Crest in Allentown. Connie was born on June 19, 1947, in Granite Falls, Minnesota to Richard and Beverly (Frederickson) Kiroff. She grew up in Montevideo, Minnesota graduating from Montevideo High School in 1965. She attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, graduating in 1969 with a B.A. in Political Science and subsequently graduated from Moorhead State College in Moorhead, Minnesota in 1970 with a B.S. in Education. She married Robert “Bob” Bovee, also of Montevideo, on June 16, 1973. After marriage, Bob and Connie moved to the East Coast, living in New York, Philadelphia, and most recently in the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania. Throughout her life, Connie worked in administrative capacities at several independent schools and colleges including the Brearley School, the William Penn Charter School, the Quaker School, Lehigh University and Cedar Crest College.

Survivors: Connie is survived by her husband, Robert, daughter Stephanie Bovee (Daniel Anixt) of Ashburn, Virginia, and sisters Katherine Slocum of Gilbert, Iowa, and Barbara Ebers, of Jacksonville, Florida, as well as numerous nieces and cousins and her much loved and devoted Irish setter, Oliver. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Richard Kiroff, and a sister Janis Miles.

Service: A memorial service will be held in Montevideo, Minnesota at a future date.   Local arrangements are being handled by the Cantelmi Long Funeral Home, Bethlehem.  Please record a memory at

Contributions: In lieu of flowers and in honor of Connie’s love of animals, the family requests that donations be made to Zoe’s House, Inc., P.O. Box 2372, Reading, PA 19608.

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