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 13, 2021
    Chico, Lillian and Doña Elena says:
    We are praying that God will heal your broken heart and bring you peace throughout this sad and sorrowful time. Please accept our sincere sympathies for your great loss. Life without our dear Terry will truly be difficult. However we pray that God will comfort you and fill your soul with peace.

  • May 13, 2021
    Norman Constable says:
    Carmen, Melissa and your family, I want to express my condolences. I know you will miss Terry deeply. My heart is breaking at this loss. I can’t believe that Terry and I will never talk again in this life. Terry has gone to be with six of his siblings who went to heaven before him. I also know being the last one of this Constable family that they will all welcome me with open arms as they just did with Terry. I love you Terry (SEND MONEY). Terry was a great patriot as his military record demonstrates and wonderful brother. Terry did his things in his quite way, when his sisters were sick or needed him, he would shuffle off to Buffalo to see and comfort them. I am very thankful to have had the honor of having Terry for a brother. My memories of you are the best kind of memories....the ones that take me back from childhood to now. I am so blessed to have grown up together in Buffalo, where all the magic happened. We hung out together and dated the same beautiful young ladies. I will miss him on earth, but I know I will see him again in heaven. Peace be with you my brother.

  • May 13, 2021
    Jose Reyes says:
    dear carmen and missy i am so sorry for your dad he was a great man i will pray for him

  • 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.

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