Valerie Jane Howe, 77, of Providence, RI, passed away on March 2, 2013. Loving mother to Margaret and Robert Holmes and grandmother of Samantha and Christopher Uminski and Robert Holmes IV. She is survived by her siblings George, Kathy, and John Howe. Dear friend to many including Judith Mereiros and Lucien Gosselin and a friend of Bill W. She taught for 28 years for the Woonsocket, RI school system. She was an avid traveler, reader, and writer who captivated many with her tales of adventure and extensive knowledge. She will be missed by all her knew her. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Salvation Army, 201 Pitman St., Providence, RI 02906 or Providence Central Office, 1005 Waterman Ave., East Providence, RI 02914.
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Published in The Abington Mariner from Mar. 11 to Mar. 18, 2013