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Augusta Wolcott Howes


Augusta Wolcott Howes of Westwood, MA, formerly of Framingham, MA, died peacefully on April 13, 2009. Born on January 9, 1926, in Boston, Augusta was a daughter of the late Oliver Wolcott and Sybil Wolcott of Hamilton, Massachusetts. Augusta is survived by her husband of 63 years, Kenneth Howes Jr., and her four children Frances Valiente of Tucson, AZ, Anna Betz of Garden City, NY, and Cornwall, VT, Madeleine "Lili" Howes of Waitsfield, VT, and Kenneth "Obie" Harrington-Howes of Darien, CT.
Augusta was an avid volunteer, traveler, tennis player, gardener, reader, bridge player, symphony-goer, movie buff and Mad River Glen skier. She was a Red Cross volunteer for over 40 years in Framingham and coached girls' tennis at Framingham South High School. In addition to her husband and four children, Augusta is survived by her brother Oliver Wolcott Jr. of Hamilton, MA, her sister Helen Parson of Scarborough, ME, her son-in-law John Betz, her daughter-in-law Beth Harrington-Howes, 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, and special friends from over the years.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Obie Harrington-Howes Foundation, P.O. Box 2221, Darien, CT 06820 (, which benefits spinal cord injured individuals in the Connecticut area.


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