Dorothy Howlett

  • DIED: July 25, 2013
  • LOCATION: Willington, Connecticut

Dorothy (Farra) Howlett, 82, of West Willington, CT, wife of the late John E. Howlett, passed away after a long, productive and healthy life early Thursday morning July 25, 2013, after a graceful and inspirational fight against pancreatic cancer. She was born on January 26, 1931 in Stafford Springs, CT, daughter of the late Frank and Lillian (Zizka) Farra. Dorothy continued to work in food services at the University of Connecticut, and was a faithful member of the Federated Church of Willington where she sang in the choir and participated on various councils. She was an avid New York Yankee and UConn Basketball fan, enjoyed fishing, camping, claming, and watching all sports. Above all, Dorothy enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She is survived by her five children, John F. Howlett and his fiancé Holly Cote, David R. Howlett M.D. and his wife Cathy, Steven D. Howlett and Candise Munsell, Sally A. Palko and Rudy Hollay, and Bonny L. Herindeen and her husband Donn; grandchildren, Troy, Heath, Justin, Taylor, Nathan, Andrew, Brian, Angela, Kurt, Billy, Bobby, Amy, and Heather; 12 great grandchildren; sister, Evelyn Giglio and her husband Alphonse; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Timothy N. Howlett; daughter, Vickie Lee Howlett; and grandson, Michael Pacheco. Calling hours will be held on Friday, July 26, 2013 from 6-8 P.M. and on Saturday, July 27, from 9:30-10:30 A.M. at Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc., 51 East Main St., Stafford Springs, CT. A church service will follow the visitation on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 11 A.M. at the Federated Church of Willington at Willington Hill (intersection of Tolland Turnpike Rte. 74 and Willington Hill Rd.). Burial will follow in Willington Hill Cemetery, Willington, CT. Memorial donations may be made to the Federated Church of Willington, 132 River Rd., Willington, CT 06279. For online condolences or directions, please visit:


“ David, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. Sending prayers to you and your entire family. Shelley Hurchala West ”

Posted by: Shelley Hurcala West

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