Rosemary G. Howland, wife of W. Douglas Howland and former Executive Secretary with the Agricultural Insurance Company in Watertown, New York, passed away Friday, May 3, 2013 at the age of 89 in Port Charlotte, Florida.
Mrs. Howland was born in Lacona, New York in 1924, the daughter of Muriel and Almon C. DeWitt. Two years after graduating from Watertown High School in 1942, where she was a member of the National Honor Society, she married John J. Reardon. Mr. Reardon passed away in 1975. Mr. and Mrs. Reardon were the parents of four children; Mary Chartier of Monroe, NC, John J. Reardon of Loveland, CO, Timothy J. Reardon of Watertown, NY, and Michael Reardon of St. Petersburg, FL.
Mrs. Reardon in 1979 married Allison H. Mac Nichol from St. Andrews by the Sea, New Brunswick, Canada. Mr. Mac Nichol, before being injured while serving in the R.C.A.F. was an outstanding Canadian amateur Hockey Player. He was chosen as a member of both the Canadian and the New Brunswick Hockey Halls of Fame. Mr. Mac Nichol passed away in 1990.
During Mrs. Reardon’s first years in Florida she was employed as secretary by Rollins College. Mrs. Mac Nichol in 1992 married W. Douglas Howland. For over twenty years, Mr. and Mrs. Howland made their home in Port Charlotte, Florida, and spent summers at their cottage on Pillar Point, near Dexter, New York. Since 2004 they have been year round residents. Mrs. Howland was an outstanding amateur photographer. Her devotion to this hobby has been appreciated by her many friends.
Mrs. Howland is survived by her four children, her husband, eight grandsons, and several great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and first and second husbands, Rosemary was preceded in death by a brother, Charles M. DeWitt.
Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to extend condolences to the family and sign the memory book. Private arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Port Charlotte Chapel.