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“Mrs. Howard was a very special woman, a gentle soul who was very kind and caring. She has touched my heart deeply and I am so glad I got to know her....Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Ellen Smith - san francisco, CA

“Bob and Sharon- Aunt Alice was a wonderful woman and such a kind and gentle soul. I am so glad that Mikey and Katie got a chance to know her. ...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Jason Phelps - New Hartford, NY

“Bob and family, you are in our thoughts as we will always remember Alice, such a nice and gracious lady. ”
3 of 17 | Posted by: Greg Castello - HI

“Bob, Sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts are with you. ”
4 of 17 | Posted by: Brenda Davis - Ava, NY

“Grandma Alice a friend, mother, best of all a great grandmother. Rest in Peace. I know you are watching over me. ...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Joey Howard - Utica, NY

“Gram, I miss you more and more everyday that goes by, I know you are up above looking down on me and my family. You will always be in my heart. I...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Craig Howard - Utica, NY

“Sharon & Bob, I am sorry to learn of your Mother's passing. She is truly one of the sweetest and most pleasant people one could ever know. It...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Daniel Salsbury - West Grove, PA

“There's a new bright star watching over us. What a blessing to have had such a loving and caring Aunt. ”
8 of 17 | Posted by: Lois Phelps - New Hartford, NY

“We are so sorry for your loss. Our moms truly bonded during their time together at the Presbyterian Home. Bob, you never missed a day with your mom...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Dale & Kathy Hampston - Poland, NY

“Sure am going to miss you Aunt Alice - your sunny face, sense of humor and your love of family. Love you ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: Nancy Lake - Old Forge, NY

“Always soft spoken and sweet. Her smile will never be forgotten. We shared one her most precious gifts, Craig. You will always be with us Alice. ...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Laureen Howard - Utica, NY

“Great grandma Alice was kind, loving and caring. We love her very much, and will miss her a lot. ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: Victoria, Joey and Noah Howard - NY

“Alice - a graceful, classy lady She may have been elderly in age but she was youthful and spirited in her thoughts and attitudes. She was always so...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Randy & Jeanne Castello - HI

“Hugs to you Sharon and Bob, she was a dear sweet lady and I remember her devotion to Grace Church. ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: John Learned - Denver, CO

“Sending our best wishes to Bob. ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Dean Pitchford - Los Angeles, CA

“A warm smile...always in our thoughts and prayers! ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Glenn Castello - Utica, NY

“Your love,patience,wisdom and humor will transcend all time and space through eternity.You will always be in my heart. ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Robert Howard - Utica, NY

Alice Graham Howard New Hartford Alice Graham Howard, 94, entered into eternal life on Thursday, February 21, 2013, at the Presbyterian Home, New Hartford. Alice was born in Syracuse, NY, the daughter of the late Mildred B. and Schuyler J. Graham, on December 8, 1918. At an early age the family moved to Utica, NY, where Alice received her education, graduating from Utica Free Academy in 1936, and the Utica School of Commerce in 1937. On June 15, 1940, she was united in marriage to T. Albert Howard in Grace Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Harold Sawyer officiating. From this union, two wonderful children were born, Sharon and Bob. After 32 ½ years of a loving, caring, and sharing marriage, Terry went to eternal rest in January, 1972. Alice was a stay-at-home Mom until 1958, when she joined the staff as Veteran's secretary in the business office of Utica College. She was part of the big move from the Oneida Square Campus to the Burrstone Road Campus. After 27 years of service, Alice retired as the Veteran's Affairs Coordinator. Upon her retirement, Alice enjoyed tutoring children in the reading program at John F. Hughes School, and embroidering faces on teddy bears presented to children who were ill at Faxton Hospital. She also volunteered at the Heritage Healthcare Center and the Presbyterian Home of Central New York. Alice was a member of the Meadows Association, having been a resident there for over twenty years. She was also a 50-year member of the Valley Stars chapter 218 O.E.S., and was a member of Grace Episcopal Church for over 85 years. Alice is survived by her daughter, Sharon H. Learned and her husband, James, Utica, NY; her son, Robert Graham Howard and his partner, Glenn Castello, Utica, NY; her grandsons, John Howard, and Craig Howard and his wife, Laureen; great-grandsons, Noah and Joseph, and great-granddaughter, Victoria, Utica, NY; her nieces, Nancy Lake and Joanne Widman, Old Forge, NY, and Lois Phelps, New Hartford, NY; her nephews, William J. Freiberger, III, New Hartford, NY, and Marshall Howard, FL. Alice was predeceased by her sister, Lois Freiberger and her husband, William J. Freiberger, Jr. Alice's family would like to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff of the Presbyterian Home, Chaplain Tom, Armin, Priscilla, Anne, Laurie, Janet, Trista, Amanda, and so many loving, caring, and giving individuals to numerous to mention. Alice appreciated all the care and compassion she received. She loved you all. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to donate may please consider the Grace Episcopal Church Building Fund or Altar Society, Stevens-Swan Humane Society, or a charity of one's choice. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Grace Episcopal Church on Tuesday, February 26, at 12:30 pm, with Rev. Dr. Leon Mozeliak, Jr., officiating. Burial will be in the New Forest Cemetery in the spring. There are no public calling hours. Arrangements are with the Dimbleby, Friedel, Wiliams & Edmunds Funeral Home 13 Oxford Rd. New Hartford. For online expressions of sympathy please go to

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