Obituary of Laura Howie

Member of WWHP Steering Committee, 1995-2996, 2003-2009
Laura Howie
Laura Howie

Worcester - Laura C. Howie, a longtime resident of Worcester, passed away peacefully at Worcester Health Center on Thursday, May 15, 2014. She was 83 years of age.

Laura was born in Watertown, one of three children of the late Gordon G. Howie and Ethel (Patten) Howie. She was a graduate of Skidmore College and received her Master's Degree in Home Economics from Simmons College. She taught home economics for many years for Auburn Public Schools. Laura was active in many organizations including the First Unitarian Church of Worcester, the Clara Barton Birthplace as a docent, the Association of American University Women, Worcester Women's History Month, and Skidmore University alumni.

Laura was the loving sister of the late Donald L. Howie, MD, and the late Malcolm P. Howie. Caring sister-in-law of Virginia F. Howie of Dunedin, FL. Dear aunt of Douglas Howie of Gavle, Sweden, Bruce Howie of St. Petersburg, FL, and Lynn Howie of Holiday, FL, and of great nieces and nephews in Sweden, and cousin Jeanne Struck of Tucson, AZ.

Relatives and friends will gather in honor of Laura's life for a Graveside Service at Wyoming Cemetery, 205 Sylvan St., Melrose at a date and time to be announced. Memorial donations may be made to the First Unitarian Church of Worcester, 90 Main St., Worcester MA 01608, or the Clara Barton Birthplace Museum, P.O. Box 356 North Oxford, MA 01537. For directions, online tribute or to share a memory, visit: Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from May 21 to May 22, 2014.

Published Date: 
September 9, 2014