Connie Clark (aka Mermaid)

I have such gratitude for the full life I had for 78 years before succumbing to cancer of the pancreas on Oct. 31, 2019.

Preceding me in death, my best friend and loving husband of 32 years, Edward B. Clark.

I am survived by: my two fantastic children, Michelle Ferrario (husband, Dave) and Brian Ferrario (wife, Julie); two grandchildren, Taylor and Morgan Linn who know how special they were to me; my sister, Dixie James, who has been my lifetime playmate, and her husband, William – my rowing buddy.

My life has been blessed with loving, giving, creative and fun people − all to whom I shout out a huge thank you!

I loved my 24 years at Chabot College where I taught for 13 years, and was Dean of the Health Sciences Department for 11 years.

Three major communities of people in my life were my family of the First Presbyterian Church in Livermore, my swimming buddies here in town and in San Francisco, and my writing group, Wild Vine.

I’ve been a lucky girl!

Per my request, a memorial service will not be held. I ask friends and family to celebrate my life in their own way.

Contributions may be made to a scholarship in my name for a reentry woman attending Chabot College. Checks may be made payable to: The Friends of Chabot College, 25555 Hesperian Boulevard, Hayward, CA 94545. Federal Tax ID# 46-3708462.

Or help someone learn how to swim. Neptune Society of Livermore.