HOULTON – Winifred I. Howard, 89, died March 7, 2012, at a local hospital. She was born April 19, 1922, in Milltown, New Brunswick, daughter of Arthur and Winnifred (Smith) O’Brien.

Winifred is survived by two sons, David James of Florida and Paul James of Togus; two daughters, Mary Hill and her husband, Lew, of Millington, Mich., and Teresa Carter of Bucksport; 14 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, John R. Howard. The family expresses a special thank you to Madigan Estates, Houlton Regional Hospital and Dr. Ryan for the wonderful care given to Winifred during her illness.

A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Friday at Dunn Funeral Home with the Rev. David Raymond officiating. Gifts may be made in Winifred’s memory to Madigan Estates Activity Fund, care of Dunn Funeral Home, 11 Park St., Houlton, ME 04730. Online condolences and guest book at