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Karen L Howe

03/15/1960 - 03/22/2023


Obituary For Karen L Howe

Karen Howe, 63, of North Providence, RI, passed away on Wednesday, March 22,2023. A lifelong resident of North Providence, RI, she was the daughter of the late James R. and Theresa (Pesaniello) Howe. Karen graduated from North Providence High School and went on to attend Bryant University. She was a fixture at the family business, Howe Jewelers, for many years and later went on to work for the City of Providence. In recent years, Karen was a valued employee of IGT International. A loyal and trusted friend to many, Karen was known for her quick wit and ready smile. She loved long lunches, nice cars, Elvis Presley and assorted activities which kept her active in many social circles. A talented artist, her paintings will live on. She will be sorely missed. Karen is survived by her brother, James P. Howe of South Kingstown, RI. Arrangements are with Family's Choice Cremation, 8 Schoolhouse Rd. Warren, RI. Relatives and friends are invited to gather for a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 11:00AM in Blessed Sacrament Church, 239 Regent Ave. Providence, RI. For tributes, please visit:

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  • 08/11/2023

    Learning about Karen's passing this evening August 11, 2023. I am so shocked and at a loss for words. My wife and I were having a conversation about her family I grew up with and decided to look up what she was doing in life, instead I found an obituary of her passing. Our condolences and prayers to the only surviving member of the family Jim, of which I am so sorry for your loss. Sitting here so saddened by this, I remember her explosive personality and chuckle at those times we had as friends..............

  • 04/03/2023

    RIP Karen. I remember seeing you at the Jewelry store many years ago. I will always remember your quick wit. May you rest in Peace.

  • 03/30/2023

    So sad to hear of Karen's passing. I worked with her at IGT. A good person and my friend. Rest in peace Karen. I will miss you. Brian McVeigh

  • 03/29/2023

    To the Howe Family. Karen and I laughed so much when I worked at the jewelry store. She had such a great personality and quick wit. May she rest in peace. Love, Stephanie Lonardo

  • 03/28/2023

    Very sorry to hear of Karen's passing.

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  • 03/28/2023

    I'm so sorry to hear of Karen's passing. May she rest in peace

  • 03/28/2023

    Karen, We laughed until we cried. We gossiped, we bickered, we told the most inappropriate jokes. I thank you for being a friend to me, and it will mean more to me than you will ever know. I'm sorry life got in the way on my part. I love you forever. Until we meet again. Steven Saritelli Jr.

  • 03/28/2023

    My condolences to the Howe family, Karen was a special person, very outgoing with a beautiful smile.

  • 03/27/2023

    There are no words to describe the loss of Karen. Her shining personality will live on in our heats. Love you always. Rest in peace. Patrice.

  • 03/27/2023

    Deepest sympathy to the Howe Family. May she Rest In Peace God bless you all.

  • 03/27/2023

    Jim, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. Michael Solomon Providence, RI

  • 03/27/2023

    My dear friend, I can never say goodbye, as you left a permanent mark on my heart and soul. Your laugh, your light, your struggles only added to the dimensions of who you were. I will miss that one of a kind laugh and fabulous comebacks. I will miss you my friend, you were always there for me. Till we meet again. The following poem is for your family: My white walls are grey with time And dim memories that seek to guess between yesterday and today. I can no longer see you, or hear you, or reach out to touch you, but can easily understand your thoughts, if I sit quietly in a corner and listen to your smile. Love you honey. Eileen S. Pickell

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