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Mary Jeanne (nee Sponzilli), beloved wife of 63 years to William Ray Howcroft passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, April 20th, 2013 at Christ Hospital. She was 82 years old. Born in Cincinnati on November 23rd, 1930 to Oswald and Marie Sponzilli (nee McLaughlin), was a beloved sister of the late Eda Bowns and the late Arthur Sponzilli and sister-in-law of Victoria Sponzilli. Devoted mother of Michael (Patricia) Howcroft, Kelley Reynolds, the late Glenn Howcroft, the late Kimberley Howcroft, Kevin Howcroft (Barbara Rellahan), and Keith (Anita) Howcroft and grandmother of Brian, Kasey, Kathleen, Karen, and Ben Reynolds, Ethan Witt, and Kerry, Chris, Tim, Elizabeth, Danny, and Chloe Howcroft. Beloved aunt of Julie Heekin and Thomas Oswald Bowns. Mary Jeanne took great joy in her family who will greatly miss her wonderful cooking, sense of humor, and loving presence. Visitation at St. Vivian Church, 7600 Winton Rd., Finneytown, Wednesday from 9:30 AM until Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM. Memorials may be made to Children's Hospital Medical Center, C/O Development Office, 3333 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229, or Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 4370 Glendale Milford Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45242. Condolences at: hodappfuneralhome.com
Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on Apr. 23, 2013