Wednesday, August 9, 2017



Annie Maria Howald (nee Rea) died Monday, July 31, 2017 in her 103rd year.

A life-long Londoner, she was born June 27, 1915. She is survived by four children; Eric (Dana), Allan (Sandra), Lois and Nancy (Don); 10 grandchildren, Caleb, Sarah, Josh, Kristian, Gretchen, Jennie, Patrick, Sam, Ben and Amy; 12 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; sister-in-law Helen Anderson; and cousin Mae Irwin.

Predeceased by husband Lawrence Howald (1983); parents John and Maria Kennedy Rea; stepmother Nellie Hatton Rea; sisters Sarah Mills, Ruth Hunter, Edith Garside, Leila Madter, Rhoda Cavanagh, Marjorie Lockhart, Mary Finlay, Mollie Rea and brothers John, Sam and Dave.

The funeral was held Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 at Needham Funeral Service, London, with burial at Woodland Cemetery.