This was posted by Connie's daughter this morning on Facebook: Where do I begin?? This is Laura (Connie's daughter). I'm not sure since I don't have Facebook if this is proper etiquette to post again but wanted to do it on her main page also. My Mom passed away tonight at 9:21pm. My brother and I were not there, and I honestly think that's what she wanted. I think she was waiting to leave the room (as she kept calling it!) until we weren't here. She was surrounded by longtime friends, Bonnie P. and Cheri E. R. and I am so so very grateful for that. I just want to say thank you for the continuous outpouring of love, support, thoughts and prayers you've all been sending Mom's way. Words can't even begin to describe how thankful I am that my Mom has had all of you in her life. It has been incredible to see how many people care about her, from all over. She often said she doesn't have much family, but I know she considered many of you to be family (or phamily for all the Jimmy Buffett friends)! Mom got moved to hospice Wednesday and slowly declined since then. It was heartbreaking to hear and to see her in this condition, but this was the decision she made. She was tired of being in pain. I understand and respected her wishes, as hard as it was and will be. I know that may not make sense to some of you, but it was hard to watch someone you love be so miserable. Mom tried to keep a positive attitude throughout this journey. I know Berkley and our baby girl on the way we're two of her biggest reasons for fighting and trying to beat this terrible disease and for that I will be forever grateful. She has done incredible, especially considering the odds she was given. She was courageous and tried to stay strong til the very end, and I am so proud of her for that. I wish I would've told her more often how proud I have been of her and her strong will to live. I feel strongly that she was at peace with her decision in the last weeks, days, and hours of her life. She was constantly surrounded by people that were so special to her. Thank you all again for your continued prayers. Hug the people closest to you and tell them you love them, every day. None of us are promised tomorrow.