Constance Marie Schmidt Raggio
Hattiesburg, MS
(formerly of Baton Rouge, LA)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Constance Marie Schmidt Raggio, “Connie.”  A resident of Hattiesburg, MS, formerly of Baton Rouge, LA, Connie passed away on May 23, 2021, at the age of 75.  She was born in St. Paul, NE in 1946 to the late Ralph LW and Dolores Schmidt.  She lived most of her life in Baton Rouge where she attended University High School and Louisiana State University.  There she met the love of her life, her husband, Joseph Russell Raggio, who precedes her in death.  Connie and Joe had two children who survive them, Michael and Anne Marie Raggio.  Connie loved being with her family, whether traveling the world with them or having Sunday dinner, usually cooked by someone else.  She was known for her big heart and love for others.  In fact, Connie’s most common goodbye was, “I love you more.”

She is preceded in death by her parents and husband and is survived by her children Michael Raggio (Tabitha) and Anne Marie Raggio (Jason Dayton), four grandchildren, Catherine Raggio, Joseph Raggio, James Raggio, and Kahlan Francis.  She is also survived by her sister, Elisabeth Schmidt Austin (Michael), and niece, Leslie Claire Burks.

A memorial service will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Hattiesburg, MS, on Saturday, May 29, at 4 pm.  Visitation will begin at 3 pm at the church.  In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (www.alzfdn.org).