In loving memory of

Joan C. Howard
April 25, 1926 - January 14, 2018

Joan C. Howard, formerly of Stanley St. and Clifton Ave., Kingston died Sunday, January 14, 2018 at her home in Riverview.  She was 91. 

She was born in Kingston, a daughter of the late Timothy and Kathryn Reilly Conlon. Prior to her marriage Joan worked as secretary for Dwyer’s Boatyard.  She was a life-long parishioner of St. Mary’s Church where she previously taught CCD and was a member of the Altar-Rosary Society.  On September 30, 1950 she married James E. Howard who passed away on August 23, 2010.

Surviving are her children, Cathleen Howard of Port Ewen, Dennis (Louise) Howard of Saratoga and Christine Howard of Kingston.  Many nieces, nephews and friends also survive.  Her brother, Robert Conlon and her sister, Phyllis Conlon died previously. 

Friends and family will be received on Wednesday from 3 – 7 PM at A. Carr & Son Funeral Home, 65 Lucas Ave., Kingston.  The funeral procession will form at the funeral home on Thursday at 9:00 AM and proceed to St. Mary’s Church for a 10:00 AM funeral Mass.  Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions in Joan’s memory may be directed to the Irish Cultural Center of the Hudson Valley, P.O. Box 1235, Kingston, NY 12402 or the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, 195 Hudson St., Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY 12520.  To leave a message of condolence, please visit



Friend wrote on Jan 23, 2018:

"I?m so sorry to hear about your loss and would like to extend my condolences .2 Corinthians 1;3:4. 3.Praised be the God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort,4. Who comforts us in all our trials, so that we may be able to comfort others, in any sort of trial with the comfort we receive from God."

Mary Ellen Harding wrote on Jan 21, 2018:

"Cathy,So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.Much love from Boston,Mary Ellen and Glenn Harding"

Cathy wrote on Jan 18, 2018:

"Dear Marie, Thank you so much.  Flo and Knute were such great friends.  Sad to think that all the Whitneys, Gearys, Bailys, Hastings have all passed.  Mom is definitely  in a better place and at peace. She was beginning to think that God had forgotten her."

Chris Howard wrote on Jan 16, 2018:

"Thank you Kathi & Frank for your kind words, Joan would be so happy to know you were thinking of her. Love, Chris"

Expression of Sympathy wrote on Jan 16, 2018:

" A SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent on January 16, 2018 Chris and Howard Family: So sorry for your thoughts are with you. Joe Conlon "

Marie Beichert wrote on Jan 16, 2018:

"What a wonderful woman and a good friend to Flo and all around her. Deepest sympathies from our family to yours."

Peter and Sue Basile wrote on Jan 16, 2018:

"Chris and Howard Family, we are terribly sorry for your loss.  Your mom was a lovely and sweet lady.  We are thinking of you at this sad time.  Love,  Peter and Sue Basile"

Kathi and Frank Ambrose wrote on Jan 15, 2018:

"Dear Cathy, Chris and Dennis, Please know our love, thoughts and prayers are with you. She and your Dad were special people and gave us a beautiful example of a marriage lived with God @ the center. Love Kathi and Frank Ambrose"