Obituary: Concetta Rector |

Obituary: Concetta Rector

Concetta “Connie” Helen Rector of Nevada City died Friday, Jan. 11. She was 95.

In accordance with her wishes, there will be no services.

Mrs. Rector was born in Italy June 12, 1906, to Domenico and Maria Leonarda Bonomo. She attended Le Couvent de Notre Dame de Sion in 1923 in Paris. She graduated from South Hampton Preparatory School for Girls in Massachusetts in 1925, and then received a bachelor of arts in art from Smith College in 1930.

She married John Mott Rector on June 20, 1930, in New York City.

They moved to Nevada City from San Francisco in 1962. They endowed the establishment of the new pediatric ward at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital during the expansion of the facility in the early 1970s. She was a member of the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital’s Women’s Auxiliary.

Mrs. Rector was an accomplished sculptor and painter and was an avid supporter of the local arts, such as Music in the Mountains and various theatre groups. She also contributed to the restoration of the Nevada City Theatre by sponsoring seats in the family names.

She is survived by her children, Frederic Gilbert of Nevada City and John Mott II of Kenwood; five grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack, in 1978.

Memorial contributions may be made to the pediatric ward of SNMH, Trinity Episcopal Church, Hospice of the Foothills, or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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