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Dolores Janet "Dee" Howell

May 28, 1927 — February 9, 2022

Dolores Janet "Dee" Reed Howell, 94, wife of the late Raymond J. Howell, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at her home, surrounded by her family.

Born in Pittston, PA, a daughter of the late David H. Reed and the late Melissa Honeywell Reed, she was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother who loved animals and enjoyed feeding birds, bowling, looking after her grandchildren, and spending time with family. She worked at B.H. Delson's for twenty-three years.

Dee moved to Flushing, NY in 1946 and moved to Nassau, NY in 1956 where she lived for fifty-nine years before relocating to SC in 2015 with her daughter, Melissa. She resided with Melissa for thirty-two years where she shared many of life's adventures and shared a special love. She was selfless, always putting others before her and was the source of unconditional love for her family.She was an incredible loving presence in the lives of all who knew her, especially her grandchildren she so lovingly tended. She considered her son-in-law, Richard to be a real son and appreciated his loving attention.

Survivors include a daughter, Melissa Lassor (Richard) of Taylors, SC; grandchildren, Megan Rando (George), Michael Hartshorne (Andrea), and Michelle Howell (Carl); great-grandchildren, Antonia, Juliana, and Jake Scaccia, Emmy, Liam, and Brooks Hartshorne, and Elizabeth, Sean (Cheyenne) and Darren Durfee; and a great-great-granddaughter, Georgia Durfee. She was also a beloved aunt to many nieces and nephews

In addition to her husband of forty-four years and her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Robert Reed; and a sister, Helen Isby.

Interment and memorial service will be held in Nassau, NY at a later date, hosted by the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Paralyzed Veterans of America at or to the Greenville Humane Society at

The family would like to express their gratitude to her nurse, Jessica Thomas for her attention, love, and care for Mrs. Howell.

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