Concepcion L. Amos
Concepcion L. Amos

October 9, 1948 - January 16, 2020
Born in Philippines
Resided in Chandler, Arizona
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Concepcion “Connie” Amos (Limbos), 71, died peacefully on Thursday, January 16, 2020, after a valiant years-long battle against cancer. As she departed to touch the face of God, Connie held the hand of her beloved and devoted husband, Quintin, at their home in Chandler, Arizona, where they resided full-time for the past four years.

In addition to her husband, Connie is survived by her daughter Claudine Limbos Amos, of New York.; her son Darius Chris Amos, of New Jersey; brother Ben Limbos and sister-in-law Flora, of California; niece MaryAnn Robinson and her husband Ralph and their son Davis, of California; and many other relatives on both sides of the family in the Philippines, Arizona, California, New York and throughout the world. Connie was predeceased by her parents as well as her ever-loyal yellow Labrador retriever Rome, who immeasurably lifted her spirit even during the darkest hours. She often credited her trusted four-legged family member with the early detection of her cancer.

She also leaves scores of dear friends and former coworkers, whose lives were meaningfully touched by hers, dating from her own school days onward through her distinguished nursing career in New York.

Connie grew up in the Philippines, where she and her brother enjoyed a childhood filled with good times, laughter and (maybe) a little mischief, too. But she later turned to academia and became one of the brightest pupils in school. Eventually, her studies and passion to help others brought her to America, where she earned a nursing degree, license and certifications. She spent decades as a registered nurse in New York, starting her career working simultaneous jobs at nursing homes and geriatric centers in Manhattan before moving to oncology in Nyack, New York. It was at Nyack Hospital where Connie thrived, not only caring for her cancer patients but also progressing with the rapid changes in the industry—despite technology’s attempts to slow her down. She’d say that she hated those changes, but her love for nursing was far stronger.

One thing she loved as much as nursing was her backyard in Nanuet, New York, where she and Quintin lived and raised their family for more than 30 years. Gardening became her second passion, and she spent hours tending to her plants, flowers, fruits and vegetables even after finishing a 12-hour overnight shift at the hospital. It helped that she always had her co-gardener, Rome, by her side. East Coast winters never stopped Connie the horticulturist, who was known fondly by her closest family as “Daisy.” Before the first frost arrived, she already moved potted plants indoors and harvested as many seeds as possible (and stored in any container that was conceivable) so that they would breed new life come spring. They always did.

Of course, Connie had other passions too: praying to the Lord, giving to charities, traveling the globe, collecting (and trying) recipes, cheering for the New York Yankees, watching reality dance shows, eating fried chicken and petting every cat and dog. And to the cats that didn’t have a home, she gave them one.

To Connie, home meant more than a place to sleep; it’s anywhere there is family. Philippines is home; New York is home; Arizona is home; California is home. Connie is in peace...at home.

Public viewing will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 28 at Queen of Heaven Catholic Funeral Home, 1562 Baseline Road, Mesa, Ariz. A vigil and recitation of the rosary will begin at 7 p.m. A funeral mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 29 at Saint Juan Diego Roman Catholic Church, 3200 S. Cooper Road, Chandler, Ariz. A private graveside service and burial will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Mesa, Ariz.

In lieu of flowers, consider a donation in Connie’s name to a charity of your choice or one that she supported: Maryknoll, ASPCA, World Wildlife Fund, American Cancer Society.

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Visitation
Queen of Heaven Catholic Funeral Home
1562 E. Baseline Rd.
Mesa, AZ Maricopa 85204
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Rosary
Queen of Heaven Catholic Funeral Home
1562 E. Baseline Rd.
Mesa, AZ Maricopa 85204
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
7:00 PM
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Juan Diego Catholic Church
3200 S Cooper Rd
Chandler, AZ 85286
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
10:00 AM
Burial
Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery
1562 E Baseline Rd
Mesa, AZ 85204
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
11:30 AM