Marie H. Howard, 74, of Howard Lane in Harmony passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2019 surrounded by her family in the Overlook Nursing Center in Pascoag. She was the wife of Robert L. Howard. They had been married for 44 years.
Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Edouard and Helen (Waterman) Plante. She had lived in Harmony her whole life. She was a Bus Monitor with Hopkins Transportation for many years before retiring. She had also worked with the Glocester Department of Public works as a Supervisor of the Litter Crew. She was a member of the Roger Williams-Rumford Grange #52 and a past member of the Laurel Grange #40. She had been a member of the Harmony Fire Department, the HFD Ladies Auxiliary and member of the HFD Championship Muster team. She had been an honorary member of the Massasoit Forest Cedarettes #91 at the time of her death. She was a member of the RI State Grange and the National Grange. She was the wife of Past Master Laurel Grange #40, Robert Howard.
Besides her husband, she leaves her children, Jennifer M. Lawson and her husband John of East Providence and Mark R. Howard of Glocester. She was the sister of Germaine A. Stott of Glocester and David G. Plante of Glocester, Captain, PFD retired. She was the sister of the late Jerome E. Plante.
Her funeral will be held Friday at 11:30am in the Anderson-Winfield Funeral Home, Route 44 at Greenville Common, Greenville. Visitation Thursday from 4-7pm. Burial will be in Acotes Hill Cemetery, Chepachet. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Roger Williams-Rumford Grange #52, c/o Shirley Lawson, Secretary, 120 Wilson Avenue, Rumford RI 02916