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LOWVILLE – Mafalda “Mae” Dileta Lorenzini Howley, 99, passed away on Thursday, November 08, 2012 at the Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility, surrounded by her loving family and the wonderful staff of the 4th Floor.
Mae was born in Betula, PA on September 25, 1913, a daughter of Giuseppe and Giovanna Lorenzini After moving to Lewis County, she attended Lowville Free Academy and Banford Academy Beauty School, New York City, graduating in 1932. Mae was then employed by Ethel’s Beauty Shop in Lowville. On October 15, 1932, she married William J. Howley at St. Mary’s Rectory in Glenfield with Rev. George Brison officiating. Together, with her husband, they owned and operated Central Hotel in Glenfield from 1938-1962 and also owned and operated Timber Lodge from 1952-1976. She also worked in the library at St. Peter’s Catholic School during the 1970’s.
Mrs. Howley was a member and communicant of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Glenfield. One of her greatest joys in life was dancing with her husband of 67 years. She was an avid bowler and member of a league at Lewis Lanes; was a fan of Tiger Woods, who played golf herself and enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles.
Surviving Mae are her children: Joan C. Whalen, Goodyear, AZ; Michael D. and Susan Howley, Chandler, AZ; Judith (McLaughlin) Marmon and husband, Bill, Port Leyden; Bethany M. Hoffman, Massena and Anne Howley-O’Brien, Richland, MI; her daughter-in-law, Carol Howley, Elmira & Brantingham; and sisters-in-law, Ellen Lorenzini, Brantingham and Lea Howley, Oswego; 29 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, Bill, who died in 1999, Mrs. Howley was predeceased by her son, Philip W.; a son Joseph, who died in infancy; three sons-in-law: Dominic “Bud” Whalen, Dr. J.C. “Charlie’ McLaughlin and Leonard Hoffman; her three sisters: Theresa Ely, Angeline Meda MacKeller and Margaret Burdick; four brothers: Anthony, Floriano, Hector & Virgil Lorenzini and a great-grandson, Andy Whalen of Hawaii.
A funeral mass will be said on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 11:00AM at St.Peter’s Catholic Church with Rev. Christopher Carrara officiating. Burial will be in the Old Glendale Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 5-8PM Friday, November 16, 2012 at the Sundquist Funeral Home. A Rosary will be said at 7 PM.
Contributions in Mae Howley’s name may be made to Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility in c/o Activities Department, 7785 N.State Street, Lowville, NY 13367 or Friends of Lewis County Hospice, PO Box 266, Lowville, N Y 13367.
Much love and many thanks to the 4th Floor nursing staff, Dr. Harold Meny & Staff and Lewis County Hospice for their wonderful care of our mother.
November 17, 2012, 11:00 A.M.
St. Peter's Catholic Church
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November 16, 2012, 5 to 8 P.M.
Sundquist Funeral Home
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