Constance King Barnes died March 5, 2018, in Belfast. She was born Dec. 12, 1920, in Bangor, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Maurice P. King. Connie was a graduate of Bangor High School in 1939 and a graduate of Lasell Junior College in 1941. She obtained her B.A. in Spanish from the University of Maine, class of 1943.

In June 1942 she married Dana H. Barnes Jr., who passed away Dec. 23, 2006.

During her musical career Connie studied harp with Bernard Zighera of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. She also attended the Salzedo Harp Colony in Camden for several summers. While in her junior year at the University of Maine, Connie was second harpist with the Bangor Symphony and was guest soloist at their last 1942 concert.

For several years, she taught first grade in Newton, Mass., and in Nyack, N.Y. In 1958 she graduated from Boston University with a masters degree in elementary education.

Connie leaves very close friends, Ann Marie and James McCarthy of Wilmington, N.C., and Mrs. Phyllis Gaul of Searsport.

There will be no service. Her ashes will be interred in the family plot at Mt Hope Cemetery. Because of her great love of animals, those wishing to do so may donate to Waldo County Humane Society, P.O. Box 479, Belfast, ME 04915. Contributions will be used to benefit their spay-neuter fund or added to the Madeline M. King and Constance K. Barnes Scholarship fund to aid a Waldo County graduate to attend a veterinarian school. Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, Belfast.