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Donna Marie Howland, 71, of Danvers and formerly of Peabody, died Thursday morning at the Brentwood Nursing Home in Danvers following a brief illness.
Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Virginia (Mills) Howland. She was raised and educated in Lynn and was a graduate of Lynn English High School, Class of 1964. She later lived in Peabody and has spent the last 12 years living in Danvers.
She enjoyed listening to music, doing crossword puzzles and watching movies as well.
She is survived by her siblings, John Howland of Danvers, Margaret “Maggie” Carey and her husband, Richard of Beverly, and Cheryl Daniels of Salem; her nieces and nephews, Robin Carey of Peabody, Jonathan Carey and his wife Johanna of Groveland, Matthew and his wife Jennifer Daniels of Lynnfield, and Marc Daniels of Salem, and also by her two great-nieces. She was predeceased by her nephew, Adam Carey.
Her funeral will be held on Monday at 9 a.m. at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St, Peabody, followed by her Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Ann’s Church, Lynn St., Peabody to which relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Lynn. Expressions of sympathy can be made in her name to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 9 Erie Drive, Suite 101, Natick, MA 01760 or the Mass Special Olympics, 512 Forest St, Marlborough, MA 01752. For directions and online obituary, visit www.ccbfuneral.com.
Published on  October 14, 2017
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