Constance Josiane Dausman, known to most as “Connie” and to her closest family and friends as “JoJo,” passed away quietly at home, her family at her side on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 7:52 a.m.
Connie was born in Madagascar on September 27, 1953. She was the daughter of Sylvain and Josephine Ratsimba and traveled to the US as a foreign exchange student; at 17 she moved to the United States though she always held close her love for Madagascar and her huge Malagasy family.
Connie was hardworking, selfless and loved her family unconditionally. She shared her love with everyone, strangers included, and always saw the good in others. This was fitting as Connie worked as both a CNA and QMA, primarily at Grace Village, and enjoyed caring for others. She also enjoyed animals of all kinds but especially birds, feeding the birds outside of her home each day. She loved to cook and put a bit of herself into each dish she made, pouring in the love when she was feeding her family who were her greatest pride.
On November 8, 1975, Connie was united in marriage to Terry Dausman; he survives at home in Warsaw. Also surviving are three sons: Chad (Julie) Wagoner of Evans City, PA, Derrick Dausman of Warsaw and Andrew (Nicole) Dausman of Ellwood City, PA; five grandchildren: Haley, Hannah, Dominic, Ava and Aubree and two brothers, C'esaire and Rollin. She was preceded in passing be her parents; three brothers: Laurence, Ruffin and Romuald and two sisters, Cle'mence and Aristide.
A Life Celebration® is planned with Warsaw’s Titus Funeral Home, 2000 East Sheridan Street where friends may gather for visitation on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 from 3 to 6 p.m. Beginning at 6 o’clock, Titus Funeral Home’s Sharon Brockhaus will officiate Connie’s funeral service. Burial will take place privately in Leesburg Cemetery on Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial donation to the American Cancer Society in Connie’s memory.