Frances Howe

Died: June 17, 2019
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Frances Louise Howe, 92, of Endicott passed away surrounded by her loved ones at Wilson Hospital on Monday, June 17, 2019. She is predeceased by her husband, Donald Howe, daughter Kristine Merry, son Thomas Howe, parents W. Francis and C. Louise Kearns, Son-in-law James Merry, Brothers Arthur, William, and George Kearns, sister RoseMary Kearns, mother-in-law Anna M. Howe, Brothers-in-law John Faughnan, John, Harold, and Robert Howe, and sister-in-law Dorothy Howe. She is survived by her children Daniel Howe (Terri Smith), Suzanne (William) Balles, Donna Forsyth (Ron Ferguson), Patricia (Edward) Schappert, Carol Chanitz Zane (Richard), Nancy Boo Howe, and Mary (Daniel) Ryder. Her sister Carol Faughnan, and her sisters-in-law Eileen Kearns and Nancy Howe. Her beloved 24 grandchildren and 41 great grandchildren, also many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins. Born in Youngsville NY, she graduated from Youngsville High School in 1944 and joined the Cadet Nurse Corps, getting her RN degree in 1947. She married the love of her life Donald in October 1947 and they went on to raise 9 children together. She retired after many years as a nurse at Binghamton General. She continued to volunteer at the hospital and was an active member of her alumni class. She also volunteered at Broome Developmental Center and Meals on Wheels, was a member of St Ambrose Church, the American Legion, and an avid Yankees fan. Mom, Gram, Aunt Frannie, Fran has been a source of tremendous strength, joy, and laughter to all. She was a beautiful spirit – all who encountered her walked away feeling loved and accepted. A light in this world has been put out, and she will be greatly missed but never forgotten. Funeral Services will be held Monday 10 am from the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main Street, Endicott followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Ambrose Church at 10:30 am. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City. The family will receive friends at the Allen Memorial Home Sunday afternoon from 1-4 pm. Donations in her memory can be made to Catholic Charities and Special Olympics.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, June 23, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Allen Memorial Home


511-513 East Main Street
Endicott, NY 13760

Service Information

Date: Monday, June 24, 2019

Time: 10:30 am

St. Ambrose Church


203 Washington Avenue, Endicott, NY, 13760

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Cemetery Information

Calvary Cemetery


501 Fairview Avenue, Johnson City, NY, 13790

Donation Information

Catholic Charities of Broome County

Phone: (607) 729-9166

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Special Olympics New York

504 Balltown Road
Schenectady, New York 12304
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Died: June 17, 2019

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Pat Schulze posted on 7/19/19

In loving memory of a life well lived. Dan and Sue and all of your family, my thoughts are with you as you celebrate your mom’s life. Pat (Sypniewski) Schulze


Charles menges posted on 6/22/19

We are so sorry to hear about Frans death. She lived a long and fruitful life with many children,grandchildren and great grandchildren. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time but knowing she is in a better peaceful place now. Love, Charley and Linda Menges


Kath Kearns posted on 6/22/19

Aunt Fran was so full of warmth and compassion and good humor and understanding. She had such a wonderful way of conveying that, even if things are difficult for a while, life will be joyful again. May she rest in joy and peace.


Judith Woodard posted on 6/21/19

So sorry to hear about Grandma Howe, I so enjoyed meeting her and always had a great time talking to her, she will be missed.


Ruth (Butler) Ferron posted on 6/21/19

Prayers for the Howe Family. May God be with all of you during this difficult time. God Bless, Ruth


Ken &Nan Martiny posted on 6/21/19

Pat & Family, very Sorry for your loss!!...Always difficult to lose your mom, I know...


Tim McNally posted on 6/21/19

What a great life she lived! You are all in my heart.


Tim McNally posted on 6/21/19

In memory of Frances Howe, Tim McNally lit a candle


Tim McNally posted on 6/21/19

What a great life she lived! You are all in my heart.


Mary Hanley posted on 6/21/19

In memory of Frances Howe, Mary Hanley lit a candle


Mary Hanley posted on 6/21/19

To Danny, Sue and all the wonderful Howe’s, please accept my sincere condolences. I wish I could be there to celebrate your amazing Mother’s life. We are fortunate to have been able to share so many years with our moms. Thinking of you with affection, Mary Hanley


Ruth Jones posted on 6/21/19

We will miss her very much. Such a gentle soul and a marvelous person. She touched everyone who knew her.


Janine Lucas posted on 6/20/19

Mary and family, So sorry to hear about your mom. I've never met her, but from your words, she seemed like a pretty amazing woman! Losing your mom is tough, noatter what age you are. Love and prayers to all of you!


Robert SOTO posted on 6/20/19

Our Sincere Condolences Robert and Jose


Marvin Duval posted on 6/20/19

Boo & Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time.