Terence Joseph Constable

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

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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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  • June 01, 2023
    Jeff Everetts says:
    Dear Constable Family first my sincere condolences to everyone it looks like I’m a few years to late such a great loss he will be sadly missed , especially by me. We had some good times .. My name is Jeff Everetts and I was born just south of Buffalo NY ( there’s a story behind the Buffalo NY thing ) I served with Sgt Constable from 1977-1979 Delta Company 8th Medical Battalion Mannheim Germany Ambulance Platoon.. I was one of his section chiefs for a short period .. he only chewed my ass out once during that time which was a good thing .. lol Mrs Constable not sure if you remember me or not but we did meet a few times I think your daughter was very young at the time but I do remember you both .. I would just like to say I admired and respected this man to no end he was great leader and I learned a lot from him while serving with him .. I did have a plan recently to visit him once I found out where he lived I’m headed to Florida in a few weeks so thought I swing by to say hello and hoping he’d remember me ., I am heart broken to read he passed away.. had a lot of stories to share .. I hope things are well with everyone! I can give you my number should you wish to call : 814-366-2355 if I don’t answer leave message and will definitely get back to you .. Please take care! Once again my sincere condolences.. Jeff

  • May 12, 2021
    Friends of Bloom says:
    All of us at Friends of Bloom send you our condolences, Melissa. Know you are in our prayers as you remember your dad.

  • May 17, 2021
    Karen and Lew Hicks says:
    Dearest Carmen and family, you have our deepest condolences for your loss of a great husband, father and man. May he rest in peace.

  • May 14, 2021
    Mary Olsen says:
    Your family at Bloom are sending big hugs and smiles to "Miss LIssa" and her family.

  • May 13, 2021
    Catherine (Cathy) Imbasciati says:
    Dearest Aunt Carmen, Melissa, & Family - My heart is breaking at your loss. I offer my deepest condolences and sympathy at this most difficult time. I already miss Uncle Terry. I feel like we had just been getting to know one another. Uncle Terry was so good to me and my mother, his sister Sharon, before and after her death. He made it a point to drive all the way up from North Carolina to Buffalo to see both my mother and myself, to make sure everything was OK. He was just so sweet and gentle and kind. My best memory is of him at this time. He was such a joy because he put himself out just to make sure that both of us were doing alright just then and were going to be doing fine for future arrangements. Uncle Terry took care of my Mom's life insurance for me too because it would have been too much of a financial hassle for me to do it. He was such a gem - a diamond quietly sparkling and giving off radiant pure light. I love him so very much. We use to talk about out animals also and he would tell me all about "Barky," and I would tell him all about CoCo my little cat. He would listen patiently to me go on and on about her. He loved animals so much. I sent you a card Uncle Terry, but I am afraid that it is probably too late for you to receive it. I hope in some way it can be with you. Remember that you are loved Uncle Terry - by many people. You were a very special man. You will be forever in my heart. I am glad that you are with Gram and Mom and everyone now. They had missed you too. Be happy. Be at Peace.