Shirley J. Howard

Date of Passing:

March 17, 2020

Howard, Shirley J., 77, of Crescent View Avenue, Riverside, died peacefully on March 17, 2020 surrounded by her loving family.

Born in South Attleboro, MA, she was the daughter of the late Earl C. and Yvonne M. (Moge) Cook, she lived in Riverside since 1978.

Mrs. Howard worked as clerk at Dunkin Donuts in Riverside for 10 years.

She was a Devoted Christian Evangelist for over 35 years. Her life was devoted to spreading the Gospel (Good News) of Jesus Christ. This is what her life was all about.

She is survived by her children, Cheryl Howard of Cranston, Debra Desrochers of Johnston, Robin Howard of Riverside, Sandra Grant of Riverside, Robert Howard of Cranston, Troy Howard of Riverside and Lance Howard of Riverside; fifteen grandchildren; three brothers, Ronald Cook of Attleboro, MA., Robert Cook of Warwick and Earl Cook III of Attleboro. She was the mother of the late Kim Carlson.

A private family service will be held in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside. Burial will follow in Rumford Cemetery. Calling hours are respectfully omitted.
A celebration of Life in her honor will be held at an appropriate future date.

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  1. Sending my deepest sympathies to you and your family . May she rest in peace ?

  2. My sincerest condolences to the family, Great memories growing up with Mrs.H. and the Howards. God Bless

  3. MOM, you will truly be missed. love you so much, such an honor to be your daughter, you gave me strength and love and always be with me in mind and heart and spirit, xoxoxox

  4. My deepest condolences to the Howard family.

  5. Sorry for your loss prayers to the family

  6. Oh, I am so sorry. I have such wonderful memories of Shirley and all the Howards, our Avenue A neighbors.
    Our deepest sympathy.

    Jobelle and John Aguiar

  7. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time ?

  8. We are so sorry for your family’s loss

  9. We are so sorry for your loss

  10. I am so sorry for your family’s loss. She was a great lady.

  11. So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers to the family.?

  12. Sorry to hear the loss of your Mom, I remember her well when I used to hang out with Robin, sorry Robin and Sandy and the rest of your family.. may heart heart rest in joy

  13. I’m soo very sorry. Prayers are with you all

  14. We are so very sorry for your family’s loss♥️

  15. Mom I love you I always always always have you in my Heart Rest in peace I’ll see you With Jesus???♥️♥️♥️

  16. Troy,

    Sending my deepest sympathies for the loss of your Mom. Remember she is with you every day because you hold her in your heart. She will watch over all of you as she did when she was here on earth. God Bless you all and may she RIP.

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