Terence Joseph Constable

April 6, 1942 - May 10, 2021
Terence Joseph Constable


Terence Joseph Constable, age 79 of Wilmington passed away Monday, May 10, 2021.

Terry was born in Buffalo, NY on April 6, 1942 to Theodore Constable and Clara McMullen Constable.

Terry was a proud veteran of the US Army, having served in Vietnam as a Combat Medic and later as an Environmental Health Specialist, and retired with over 22 years of service. After his military retirement, he began a second career at WORK, Inc, serving adults with special needs in Quincy, MA. He retired and moved to Wilmington 15 years ago.

He is survived by his wife, Carmen Martinez Constable; his son, Terence Constable, Jr. and wife Debbie, and his daughter, Melissa Constable Musliner; grandchildren Jessica, Tony, Tyler, Austin, and Kevin; great-grandchildren Allison, Lindsay, Erika, and Tanner; his brother Norman Constable and wife Dodie; and his beloved dog “Belle.” He was preceded in death by a grandson, Terence Joseph Constable, III, his siblings Ronald, Theodore, Maureen, Sharon, Carma “Dolly,” and Barbara, and his 4-legged buddy, Barky.

A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held at 12 noon Friday, May 14, 2021 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel, 1535 South 41st Street, Wilmington. The service will be available online for those who cannot attend in person. Interment will take place at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Center Foundation, the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Unit, or a charity of your choice.

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  • May 11, 2021
    Lisa Rivera says:
    Dearest Family I am so very sorry for your loss. I pray God fills your spirit with strength and peace.

  • May 12, 2021
    Steven and Annette Reyes says:
    Dearest Family, May the sorrow of Terry’s passing be eased in knowing that he now dwells in the Kingdom of our Lord; he has been restored by God’s glory and grace. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • May 12, 2021
    Catherine & Ken Pento says:
    Carmen, Melissa and family. We are so sorry to hear of Terry's passing our hearts are broken. Terry was such a kind funny gentleman , He will be missed by many. Our thought and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow

  • May 12, 2021
    Kathryn Grant says:
    My condolences on the death of your beloved father. God bless your beautiful family as you navigate this loss. This really rocks our souls and hearts but be cheered by always saying his name as you remember all the good things. Take care!

  • May 12, 2021
    Kathryn Grant says:
    Not sure if my condolences were submitted but I’m very sorry for your loss.