Rev. Dr. Mary Louise Howson

SOUTHBURY— Rev. Dr. Mary Louise Howson, age 73, passed away Sunday, October 13, 2019.

She is survived by her husband, James Howson; her brother, Ken Thorn; her sister-in-law, Dawn Thorn; her sister-in-law, Jane Weaver; her son, James Howson, III; her daughter-in-law, Rebecca Howson; her grandchildren, Isaac Howson, Elijah Howson and Ava Howson; and her nephew, Ben Thorn.

With degrees from Mt. Holyoke, Wesleyan, Yale Divinity School and Columbia Theological Seminary, Mary Lou lived a life of service and devotion. She preached throughout Connecticut at numerous Congregational churches, with positions at Ridgefield, Western Connecticut State University (chaplain) and First Church in Danbury.

A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Mary Lou loved to travel the world, read, sew and play the piano.

Services for Rev. Dr. Mary Louise Howson will take place at 2 p.m. Friday, October 18, at St. David's Episcopal Church in Wayne, Pa. Munson Lovetere Funeral Home assisted with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to one of Mary Louise’s favorite charities: the ASPCA, the American Stroke Society or Mount Holyoke College.

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