Carmelia Howe
Carmelia Howe

Obituary of Carmelia Marie Howe

Carmelia M. Howe, 95, formerly of Mayville, New York passed away Saturday (February 1, 2020) in Heritage Green Rehab and Skilled Nursing. She was born July 27, 1924 in Queens, NY, the daughter of the late John F. and Elizabeth T. Soriano MacDowell Sr. Carmelia was a graduate of Washington-Irving High School in NYC and received an associate’s degree from Jamestown Community College. She was employed by Chautauqua Central School as a Dietician for 30 years retiring in 1987. Carmelia was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Mayville and Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lakewood. While residing at Brookdale of Lakewood, Carmelia was a member of the Bell Ring Choir. Carmelia enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting and sewing and made numerous blankets and sweaters for her family. Carmelia also enjoyed cooking, reading, and making handmade cards. Surviving are her daughter Elizabeth Montagna of Lakewood; seven grandchildren: Dawn (Michael) Sard, Danielle (Wayne) Wiley, Leonard (Deanna) Montagna, David Howe, Kara (Richard) Lyon, Lisa (Craig) Sundlov, Bradley Howe; great grandchildren: Amanda Sard, Erin (Mike) Lapota, Nicholas Sard (Kathleen), Courtney Larson, Jennifer Johnson (Jacob), Garrett Wiley, Evelyn Montagna and four great great grandchildren. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband William C. Howe Sr., whom she married September 18, 1939 in Brooklyn, NY, who died in 1991; a daughter Barbara Ann Howe; two sons: Carl J. Howe, William C. Howe Jr.; two brothers: William and John MacDowell and two sisters: Margaret MacDowell and Elizabeth Anzalone. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Falconer Funeral Home. Rev. Piotr Zacaynski pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lakewood will officiate. Burial will be in Chautauqua Cemetery. Friends will be received by the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.
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Tuesday
4
February

Visitation

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Falconer Funeral Home, Inc., Falconer, NY
44 West Falconer St.
Falconer, New York, United States
Wednesday
5
February

Funeral Service

11:00 pm
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Falconer Funeral Home, Inc., Falconer, NY
44 West Falconer St.
Falconer, New York, United States
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