Christine M. Howard

September 29, 1925
- February 26, 2004

MILO - Christine Howard, 78, wife of Thomas S. Howard, died Feb. 26, 2004, at a Dover-Foxcroft nursing home in the loving company of her family and close friends. She was born Sept. 29, 1925, in Milo, the daughter of Charles H. and Albin M. (MacLean) Hoskins. She graduated from Milo High School, Class of 1943. Chris and Tom owned and operated the Milo True Value Hardware Store until their retirement. At the onset of her illness, Chris was employed as a test examiner for the Federal Office of Personnel Management, a position she had held for 21 years. Lovely, happy and caring, she leaves behind the town she loved; the Park Street United Methodist Church, which sustained her; and the count-less friends she made and cherished throughout her life. She is survived by her beloved husband of 56 years, Tom of Milo; three daughters, Stephanie Maciejewski and her husband, Leo, of Cape Elizabeth, Victoria Carey and her husband, Russell, of Milo, Valerie Cowing and her husband, Kenneth, of Milo; a son, Thomas Howard Jr. and his wife, Sheri, of Vassalboro; a sister, Bertha Summerton of Milo; 12 grandchildren, Sarah, Leo III, and Benjamin Maciejewski, Jessica Kinny, Alyson Ade, Ian Carey, Matthew, Christopher, George, and Kendra Cowing, Abigail Dawson, and Madalyn Howard; four great-grandchildren, Will Kinney, John Kinney, Ainsley Ade, and Emma Cowing; three special nieces, Laurel Richardson, Ann Marie Reinhart, and Debbie Osborn. She will be remembered by a large and loving extended family throughout the United States and Nova Scotia. She was predeceased by two special nephews, Wayne Sangillo, and James Summerton. Funeral services were conducted on Feb. 29, at the Park Street United Methodist Church, Milo, with the Rev. Michelle St. Cyr officiating. Following the service there was a time of fellowship and sharing at the church. Spring burial will be in the family lot in Evergreen Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Community Health and Counseling Services, Hospice Program, 14 Summer St., Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426.

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