Connie Durst Samson

connie samson

January 1, 1956 ~ April 9, 2024

Born in: Meyersdale, PA
Resided in: Centreville, VA

Connie Durst Samson, an environmental engineer and resident of Centreville, VA passed away on Tuesday, April 9th after a 15 month battle with cancer.

Connie is survived by her husband, Pat Samson, son, Billy Samson, and wife Callie Samson, daughter, Michelle Samson Hayes, and husband Robert Hayes, sister, Barbara Stephens, and husband Mark Stephens, and niece Jennifer Wolf and husband Teddy Wolf. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Durst, who passed on April 24th, 2008 and mother, Helen Durst, who passed on April 11th, 2013.

Connie was born on January 1st, 1956 in Meyersdale, Pennsylvania to Robert and Helen Durst. She graduated from Salisbury Elk Lick Junior-Senior High School in 1973. She graduated University of Pittsburg at Johnstown in 1977 with a Biology Degree. Followed by her Masters Degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech. She spent 38 years with SAIC/Leidos as a project manager with numerous career accomplishments.

On October 24, 1987, Connie married Patrick Samson. They then welcomed their son Billy Samson on January 21st, 1990 and their daughter, Michelle Samson Hayes on April 21st. 1992.

Connie was a deeply devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed spending quality time with her family in the Outer Banks, NC. She volunteered at their local church while her children were young, loved walking their various dogs over the years, and had a passion for the Royal Family. One of her fondest memories was a girls trip to England with her daughter in 2018. She always looked forward to her yearly get together with her college friends. She had the ability to light up any room and make anyone feel welcome.

There will be visitation hours at Money and King Funeral Home, Vienna, VA on Tuesday 4/16 from 3-6pm. Funeral services will be held at Saint Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Centreville, VA, on Wednesday, April 17th at 10:00 am and burial at Fairfax Memorial at 12 Noon. A luncheon will follow at International Country Club in Fairfax, Va from 1-3 PM. Connie would like memorial contributions to go to Saint Andrew’s Lutheran Church.


Visitation: April 16, 2024 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Money & King Funeral Home
171 W. Maple Ave.
Vienna, VA 22180


Service: April 17, 2024 10:00 am

St. Andrew Lutheran Church
14640 Soucy Place
Centreville, VA 20120


Final Resting Place:

Fairfax Memorial Park
4401 Burke Station Road
Fairfax, VA 22032


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  1. To Connie’s family,
    We always enjoyed visiting with Connie when she came to Salisbury to enjoy the Maple Festival, or come to
    services at St. John’s when she was able. The thing I remember most about her was her pleasant personality;
    and how much she loved her family. We pray in the coming months you will remember only the good
    times and how much she loved you all.
    God Bless
    Dick & Mary Shunk

  2. We are deeply saddened to hear of Connie’s passing. We remember her as a beautiful,kind neighbor and friend. We will always remember her with her bright smile and positive attitude. Our deepest condolences to Pat, Billy, Michelle and your families.

  3. Connie was a wonderful cousin, wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. We will truly miss her smile and kindness. Since children we would enjoy our visits from Connie and Barb and their parents to Michigan and Salisbury. We keep Pat, Billy and Michelle in our prayers.

  4. I only met Connie once but her warmth and friendliness was contagious. She knew how to make each person feel important. That’s a rare gift.
    My thoughts, prayers and love are with the Samson family during this time.

  5. It was truly a privilege to get to know Connie over the past few years. She so kindly welcomed Callie as a daughter-in-law and unconditionally offered her the love of a mother. She was an amazing example of the influence a strong, intelligent and gracious woman can play in the lives of those around her, especially her own family. Proverbs 31:10-31.

  6. My heart goes out to Connie’s family and loved ones. Connie was a work associate and friend. She was so good at her job, but more than competent, she was patient, honest, considerate, funny – just a pleasure to work with. She will be so missed.

  7. Mrs. Samson was always like a second mother to me. I had the privilege of knowing her for the past 26 years, She was always the sweetest most welcoming person. She always loved when I would come down and visit from NY, I’ll never forget how much she loved how Billy and I stayed in contact for all the years after I moved and the friendship we had. I’ll always remember her big welcoming smile and her warming hugs. She was simply the best. Amanda and I will miss you dearly we love you all very much!

  8. I remember working with Connie back in 1985 at JRB Associates (later SAIC/Leidos) where we both worked for over 30 years. She had a great sense of humor and an infectious laugh. With sincere condolences.

    Christopher and Joanne Manikas

  9. I have wonderful memories of my childhood, visitng with cousin Connie and her family in Salisbury, PA.
    Connie was a fun and adventerous cousin…she will be missed by us all.
    My warmest condolences to her family.

    Andra Preo

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