Alice Connor Howard, age 83, of Hamden, passed away in St. Raphael Hospital on March 23, 2014. Alice was the wife of James F. Howard, Sr. Born in Carbondale, PA on May 25, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Connor & Catherine Walker Connor. She is also survived by her sons, James F. Howard, Jr. & his wife Barbara Mastroianni of Hamden, Patrick Howard of Hamden and Brian Howard & his wife Manon of Wallingford; her grandchildren Shawn Howard, Kelly (Noah) Vanacore, Colin Howard, Connor Howard & Cole Howard; her great granddaughter Harper Rose Vanacore. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Alice was predeceased by her sisters, Frances Krantz, Mary Jones, Janis Braden and Katherine Withers. Alice was formerly employed for Stop & Shop Stores and was a longtime member of the Blessed Sacrament Church and their Ladies League. Friends are invited to attend her funeral on Friday, March 28th from the BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden at 10:15 AM followed by her Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in the Blessed Sacrament Church, 321 Circular Ave., Hamden. Interment will follow in Centerville Cemetery. Friends may also visit at the funeral home on Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.

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  1. Dear Jim and Family, I am very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. Sincerely, Karen Buenger Grahn

  2. Dear Jim and family, we are so sorry for your loss, Alice was a great person. I will always remember her from the stop and shop days. Take care!

  3. Dear Jim, My sincere condolences in the loss of your wife. She was always so plesant when I called to see if you could come in for B & B. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Dear Jimmy & family – My heart is saddened by hearing the news of Alice’s passing. I always enjoyed visiting with the both of you during your trips to Carbondale. I have many fond memories of those visits which I will always cherish. Alice was a kind & loving woman who will be greatly missed. My sincere condolences to you & your entire family. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. ~ Sincerely, Mary Beth Burke

  5. Jimmy & Barbara, I was very saddened to hear of the loss of your mom. I would like to express my deepest sympathy; please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. To Jim, his Sons and Grandchildren. I know what a great Wife, Mother and Grandmother she was and a great friend to me. Alice you paved your path to heaven. Take your rest dear friend we know God takes the best. I always told you the only good thing we got out of Stop & Shop was our 36 years of friendship. With love and gratitude for our enduring friendship. Much Love, Lorraine D’Errico

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