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Elaine R. Howes

1921-2014 LEBANON SPRINGS, NY Elaine R. Howes, 93, died peacefully Thursday, June 12, 2014 at the Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. Born in Northhampton on January 23, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Simon and Anna Aniskiewicz Hardwick. Mrs. Howes was raised in Plainfield and was a graduate of Ashfield High School. Following her marriage, she was a resident of Northhampton, Plainfield, Dalton and moved to Lebanon Springs in 1966. She was employed by the General Electric Company in Pittsfield for over 20 years before retiring. She loved her cats, gardening, cooking, baking and making pickles. She was a Boston Red Sox fan but became a New York Yankee fan after Roger Clemens was traded. She was the beloved mother of George A. Howes and his wife, Nancy of Pittsfield, William S. Howes and his wife, Eileen of Deltona, Fla., Mary Ellen Harr and her husband, Jeff of Elorado Hills, Calif., Donald J. Howes of Lebanon Springs, N.Y. and the late Patricia Semadi. She is also survived by six grandsons; four great-grandchildren; three great great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a granddaughter, Tracy Howes and seven siblings. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family under the direction of the HALL HIGGINS FUNERAL HOME in Stephentown, NY. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Berkshire Humane Society, 214 Barker Road, Pittsfield, MA 01201. Condolence book at ParkerBrosMemorial.com.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on June 17, 2014
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