Marilyn A Howland, 87 of Keene, passed away peacefully, after a brief illness, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center May 4, 2022. She was born in Jersey City, NJ on July 9, 1934, the only daughter of George and Josephine (Donovan) Crosson. She was predeceased by her five brothers: Francis, George, Donald, Stephen and Hugh.
She was raised in New Jersey and spent some time as a teacher in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands and Bergen County, NJ. When she settled in Walpole, New Hampshire in the early 1980s, she worked as a bookkeeper for Legasse Advertising and then started her own computer accounting business which led to a full-time position at Fall Mountain Furniture in Keene. She was also the Town Clerk for the town of Marlow. Marilyn was a loving mother and devoted wife. She shared a passion for antiquing with her late husband, Horace T. Howland and was always up for a road trip adventure. Marilyn was an avid reader and a fan of Tennis and PGA Golf.
Marilyn is survived by her son James (Tad) Howland, daughter Susan Schroder, daughter in law, Kathleen (Cassie) Kelley, granddaughters, Caitlin and Emma Howland, sister in laws, Arlene and Linda Crosson, as well as eight nieces and nephews, eleven great nieces and nephews and a set of grand twin boys.
Memorial visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 from 4pm - 6pm at Jellison Funeral Home, 25 Concord Street, Peterborough, NH. Burial will be private in the family plot in New Rochelle, NY.