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Mary Elizabeth LaPlante Howe passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, in Beaufort, South Carolina. Mary was born on October 26, 1931 in Northfield, Massachusetts to the late Harold and Faith (Buffum) LaPlante. Mary was a member of Meadowbrook Church of Beaufort.

Mary is predeceased by her husband, Julius P. Howe; sons, Richard, James, David and Steven; her daughter, Valerie Howe Adkins; and her siblings, Lorin, Herbert, Donna, and Francis LaPlante.

Mary is survived by sons, William (Sharee), Michael (Jill), Paul (Julie), Timothy and daughter, Maralee (Ken) Howe Goode; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Ruth Kelly of Massachusetts.

The family will receive friends from 11 until 12:30 Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at Copeland Funeral Service – One Copeland Drive.

A graveside service will be held at 1 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, August 23, 2022, at Beaufort National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Caroline Hospice or to Meadowbrook Baptist Church.

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  1. Barbara & Marvin Stanley says:

    Mary was one of the most gentle, sweet ladies I’ve known, and yet she was strong and courageous, as well as a gifted artist. Her face radiated this. It was a blessing to know her and a joy to be around her. She bore many loses and trials. May she now rest in peace in God’s love & Light.with her many family members who have gone before her. May her family and friends find comfort in warm memories and God’s promises.

  2. Patrick McGuire says:

    Mary… We would walk and we would talk, just sharing our day whatever it may bring; our joys or our concerns, no matter what, you always made my day brighter and my load feel lighter.
    Thank-you for being so generous with your time and you’re caring. I am so fortunate for the opportunity to have known you; for getting to share in a piece of your life, and you in mine.
    Rocky and I will still go for our afternoon walk, and I will continue to share my day with you; if only through my many cherished memories. Until one day, we will walk again in the light and joy of the Lord and share…
    Howe family – Our heart’s are with you, not only in this time of sorrow; but in this time of celebration.
    With our love,
    Connie, Pat and Rocky

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