Ludella Ann (Cantell) HoweMarch 22, 1925 ~ August 18, 2017 (age 92)
Ludella “Lu” Ann (Cantell) Howe, 92, passed away on Friday, August 18, 2017 in Care One at Redstone, East Longmeadow. She was born in Springfield to the late Luther D. and Veronica A. (Tatro) Cantell and was a resident of Blandford since 1952. Lu was a graduate of Westfield High School. She attended Purdue University for 3 years. She was employed as the office manager for her family business, Cantell Foods for 15 years. She was a member of the Blandford American Legion Auxiliary, Blandford School Committee and PTU. Ludella is survived by her beloved husband of 70 years, Edwin E. Howe of Blandford, her loving sons, Edwin C. Howe and his wife Diane of Naples, FL, David W. Howe and his wife Donna, William L. Howe and his wife Tina and James H. Howe, all of Blandford, her cherished 8 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother Richard L. Cantell and her sister Bernice Mitchell. A Committal service will be held on Monday, August 28, 2017 at 3PM in the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1390 Main St. Agawam. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donation may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Disease Association, 264 Cottage St. Springfield, MA 01104. Arrangements are under the direction of Firtion Adams FS, 76 Broad St. Westfield, MA 01085. www.firtionadams.com.