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Marilou Emma Sanford Howe, age 86, passed away on October 29, 2013, at St. Luke Health Service in Oswego, NY. She was born December 10, 1926, at her beloved grandparent's W.A. (Bill) and Sarah Stevens Sanford Farm, daughter to Ruth Russell Sanford Stevens and LeRoy A. Sanford. She attended Ellisburg Country School and graduated from Belleville Central School. A graduate of RBI, Marilou worked for Prudential for over 40 years. Prudential is where she met and later married Nelson James Howe, Jr., on June 30, 1962. Nelson passed away August 12, 2011. They were married 49 years. Marilou is survived by three stepdaughters and one son-in-law, Marcia Howe and Debra Howe Walker, of Rehoboth Beach, DE, and Cindy (Zeke) Howe Zamorski, of Williams Bay, WI; grandchildren, Will (Emily) Zamorski, Andrew Zamorski and Adam Zamorski, Chicago, Bethany Walker (Michael Conway), NH, Jonathan (Sara) Walker, MD; and two great-grandchildren, Sidonie Walker-Conway and JJ Walker; one sister, Pat (Leo) Paige; sister-in-law, Grace Howe; along with several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her dearest friends, Dottie Wheeler and Arlene Tiftt Dana. Respecting Marilou's wishes, a private graveside prayer will take place at Ellisburg Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to the 5th floor at St. Luke Health Service, 299 East River Rd., Oswego, NY 13126. Marilou's family would especially like to thank St. Luke Health Service for the compassionate care provided by the 5th floor. Arrangements are with the Carpenter Stoodley Funeral Home, Belleville, NY.
Published in The Observer-Dispatch on Oct. 31, 2013