Barbara E. Howe

Published Nov 15, 2017 at 4:00pm

Barbara E. Howe, 91, of Blossvale, NY passed away November 13, 2017 at Betsy Ross Skilled Nursing facility where she had been a resident since 2014. She was born in Rome, NY on February 16, 1926 a daughter of Wilford and Elizabeth Cook Howland and was a graduate of Rome Free Academy. On September 10, 1949 she married Clyde “Bob” Howe in Rome, NY. 

He passed away December 14, 2002. Barbara was a member of the Vienna Vol. Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary and former member of the Vienna United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening, knitting and flowers.

Surviving are four daughters, Brenda and Edward Francisco, Blossvale, Lori and Tom Yager, Parish, NY, Loni and Andrew Illingsworth, Camden and Tracey Howe, Rome, NY, four sons, Wilfred Howe, Buffalo, NY, Robert and Cathy Howe, Rome, NY, Bryant and Allana Howe and David Howe, Vienna, NY; 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two daughters, Lisa Rae Howe and Carol Lane; three sisters, Shirley Bourgouis, Marion Howland, and Betty Holmes; and a brother, Jack Vredenburg.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the McConnellsville Cemetery, St. Rt. 13, McConnellsville, NY under the direction of LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc., Camden, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Foundation or Vienna United Methodist Church. You may view obituary and send a message of condolence online at