Eleanor C. Howe, wife of the late David W. Howe, Jr., of Cumpstone Dr, Hamden passed away Saturday March 15, 2014 after a brief illness. She was born in New Haven Sept. 29, 1931, a daughter of the late George A. Conley of Hamden and Blanche Seaman Conley of New Haven, and was a lifelong Hamden resident. She was employed as a court reporter for the Sanders, Gale & Russell Firm and later was employed with Dale Guard Security Systems. She was an active member of the Tuesday Night Card Club for over 25 years. She is survived by her loving children, Donna (Jon) Dzubak of Cheshire, Cathy Planeta of Hamden, Lori (Joe) Rusconi of Northford, and David W. Howe, III and his companion Meg Gillin. She was the grandmother of Lisa (Steven) Lavorgna, Kevin (Victoria) Sullivan, and Brian (Linda) Planeta, great-grandmother of Gabriella Lavorgna and Zachary Planeta, and sister-in-law of Roberta Conley of CO. She was predeceased by a brother, George A. Conley. Eleanor is also survived by her adored pet Bassett Hound, Munson. Funeral service will be held Tuesday morning March 18, at 11 am in the Mount Carmel Congregational Church, 3284 Whitney Ave. Hamden. Interment in Centerville Cemetery. Arrangements in care of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE. HAMDEN. In lieu of flowers contributions in her memory may be sent to NEBHR,www.bassethoundrescue.com/newhampshire.htm, P.O. Box 84 Newfields, NH 03856.

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  1. My Aunt Ellie was the only Aunt I ever knew. She was so loving and helpful while my Dad was sick and especially after. What a good friend she was to my Mom, doing anything she could to help out. My Mom was just saying how she wanted to send Aunt Ellie pictures of Denver so she could see where we lived, well now Aunt Ellie has the best view of all. I will love & miss you forever ~ Christi Conley & Tom Fasano

  2. We knew Ellie thru the foot guard and the Hamden Elks. We had some good times with her and Dick. She was a nice person and her trademark red hair was not to be forgotten. Our sincere condolences to the family.

  3. What can I say about the best Aunt in the world. Every Sunday she would walk thru the backyard to our house to visit with my mom & dad with homemade baked goodies. The best friend to my mom when her brother passed away. The happiness and tears we have shared thru our lifetimes. The Friday night card games with the Farrell’s. I will never forget Aunt Ellie screaming at the Yankees and UConn (UPOS). What wonderful times. I will never forget you and keep you near to my heart. RIP Love & miss you, Cindy

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