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Lillian Howe

Lillian C. Howe (Brugge)

Friday, September 24th, 1920 - Monday, August 26th, 2019
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POTSDAM – Lillian C. Howe, 98, a longtime resident of Midtown Apartments, passed away Monday afternoon, August 26, 2019 at Massena Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, where she had been a resident since 2015.

Lillian was born September 24, 1920 in Marion, New York the daughter of Dutch immigrants, Isaac and Marie (DeBack) Brugge. She attended local schools before moving to the North Country settling in the Nicholville area.

She and her late husband, Ralph operated the Hilltop Hotel in Nicholville from 1944-1958. She also worked for a time at the Potsdam Nursing Home in the cafeteria.

Lillian is survived by her sons, Larry and Janet Howe of Potsdam and Robert Howe of Madrid; her grandchildren, Denise and Tim Baker of Malone, Kevin Howe of Moira, Charity and Jesse Sprankle of St. Regis Falls, Ryan Howe of Fulton, Michael and Kim Howe of Florida, Steven Howe of Florida, Andrew and Barbra of Florida, and Bradley Howe of Heuvelton; her great grandchildren, Alexis and Hunter Sprankle, Amanda, Jonathan, Paige, Landon, and Claire Howe; and two great-great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph in 1973, her son, Gary Howe, a grandson, Adam Howe, and her brother, Ronald Brugge.

Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family with burial in Forest Cemetery, St. Regis Falls.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Potsdam Humane Society.
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    Forest Cemetery
    St. Regis Falls, NY


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Pat and Sharleen Jay

Posted at 08:53pm
Rest In Peace Lillian. We enjoyed Lillian's company while visiting our mother at the nursing home. She always appreciated our help with her food. She was a sweet lady. God bless her family.

Tammy Harradine

Posted at 02:27pm
Larry and Janet and family,
I am very sorry for your loss. May god comfort you and open the gates of heaven for Lillian.

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