Celebrating the life of Marilyn A. Howell
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Once her girls were enrolled in school, Marilyn went to work at the Patient Resource Offices of Middletown and Mid-Hudson Psychiatric Centers. After 20 years, she worked as the Radiology Department Secretary at OCCC, her alma mater having earned her Associates Degree in 1990. Marilyn was always an advocate for continuing education, often heard saying “once you have your education, no one can take it away.”
Marilyn spent her retirement years enjoying her grandchildren. She put every effort into being present as each celebrated one of life’s many milestones – births, Baptisms, 1st Communions, Confirmations, graduations, hockey events, recitals and birthdays. If she couldn’t be with them in person on a birthday or other important event, a card from Grandma always arrived on time. She had a special connection with each of her grandchildren, made obvious when each shared a last good-bye with her. From heaven, she will be rooting for their every success and continued happiness.
Marilyn could light up a room with her smile and laughter. She loved music, dancing, and will always be remembered for her quick wit and sense of humor. Marilyn always made time to try something new - from learning tennis, learning the piano, wreath making, crocheting baby blankets, obtaining her real estate license, and becoming a certified referee with her best friend to make sure sports’ were available to girls. Her kitchen was the place not only to cook, but also to talk, laugh, cry, and of course, dance. Her zest for life, her words of wisdom, her love and friendship will be missed.
Thank you to her wonderful caregivers, Bonnie Conklin, Jeanmarie Enderes, and Cindy Murtagh.
Thank you to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan for the support and care they gave our mother during the last 6 months of her life.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Marilyn’s name to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, Orange County Office of the Aging, St. Jude’s, or any charity of your choice.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 25, 2021, from 4:00-7:00 pm at Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc., 130 Highland Ave., Middletown NY, 10940. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 11 am, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 190 Euclid Ave., Middletown, NY. Burial will be private.
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130 Highland Ave.
Middletown, NY 10940
90 Euclid Avenue
Middletown, NY 10940
Burial will be private at St. Josephs Cemetery