December 7, 2019

Mary Elizabeth Howrie

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Mary Elizabeth Howrie, 97, formerly of Don Avenue, Rumford, passed away on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.

She was the wife of the late William C. Howrie, Jr. MD.

Born on August 15, 1922 in Philadelphia, PA, she was a daughter of the late Vincent and Elizabeth (Hausmann) Elwell.

Mrs. Howrie was a communicant of St. Margaret’s Church since 1948. She was the President of St. Mary Academy-Bay View Guild and was on the Parish Life Committee at St. Margaret’s Church. She was a 1940 graduate of West Catholic High School for Girls and a 1943 graduate of Hahnemann Medical College School of Nursing. Prior to her marriage she was a pediatric nurse supervisor for Hahnemann Hospital. She also volunteered as a school nurse at Bay View Academy.

She leaves four daughters, Deborah Horvath and her husband Joseph of Shelton, CT, Dolores Hirx of Milford, MA, Denise Schiff and her husband Paul of Allison Park, PA, Diane Roland and her husband Charles of Warwick, RI, one son, William C. Howrie, III and his wife Carol of Clarence, NY, one sister, Dorothy Weiserth, twelve grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Elizabeth Gesner.

Her funeral will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 9:00 AM from the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Martha’s Church, Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours on Friday, 5-7pm. In lieu of flowers contributions to San Miguel Education Center, 525 Branch Avenue, Providence, RI 02904.

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