In Remembrance of Mary Patricia Howard

Mary Patricia Howard

Mary Patricia Howard

Scranton, PA December 1, 1935 ~ July 26, 2012 Date of Service: July 28, 2012

Mary Patricia Howard, formerly of 917 Madison Ave. in Scranton, died Thursday at Allied Services Skilled Nursing Center. Her husband, the late Donald William Howard, Sr., died May 26, 1982.

Born in Frostburg, MD, daughter of the late Richard and Mary Mitchell Edwards, she was a graduate of Carver High School in Cumberland, MD. Prior to retirement, she was employed as a teacher’s aide in the Scranton School District at James Madison, John Adams and Charles Sumner schools. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Church on Jackson Street in Scranton, and was a former member of Bethel A.M.E. Church. She had been a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and also enjoyed gardening and bowling. A loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, she died surrounded by her loving family.

Surviving is a daughter Darcia Chelak and husband Robert, Jermyn; a son Donald William Howard, Jr. and wife Maria, Covington, WA; grandchildren Dana and Dianne Chelak, and Andy and Danny Howard; a brother Russell Edwards, Rochester, NY; nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Saturday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore with mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Patrick’s Church, Jackson St., Scranton. Interment in Dunmore Cemetery. Friends may call Friday evening from 4-7 p.m. and Saturday morning from 8-8:45 a.m. in the funeral home.

 

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Jacqueline Wilson
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Re: In Remembrance of Mary Patricia Howard
Reply #3 on : Thu August 02, 2012, 16:11:33
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Darcia and Donald, I have lifted up my prayers for your family that you find comfort in your lost. I lost my mother, your Aunt Billie in 1990 and not a day goes by that I don't think of her. Keep Aunt Pat alive through all your memories of her and if you would like to send an email so that we can stay in touch as first cousins, please contact me. Blessing to you and your immediate family.
August 1, 2012
Millie Weinberg
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Re: In Remembrance of Mary Patricia Howard
Reply #2 on : Sat July 28, 2012, 18:34:39
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I was your neighbor at 924 Madison Ave. with my husband David and my 4 children. I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Your mother was a very sweet wonderful woman. and we had many chats together. Sincerely condolences Millie
Lynda Edwards Tilley
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Remembering Aunt Pat
Reply #1 on : Fri July 27, 2012, 14:33:09
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My relationship with Aunt Pat is probably my earliest memory. She was my babysitter, my confidant, and my friend. She bought me my first "45 rpm record" when I was eight. She always knew what to say to make me smile. I remember once when we were having mashed potatoes at dinner Aunt Pat was disappointed when she went to get "seconds" and they were all gone. Her retort was, "The day I get to Heaven I will have all the mashed potatoes and gravy I can eat! Right, Lynda?" How I regret not staying in touch across the years! Enjoy those mashed potatoes, Aunt Pat! Love you always! Lynda