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William E. Howell, Jr.

August 7, 1943 — January 13, 2024

Kennett Square

William E. Howell, Jr.

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     William “Bill” E. Howell, Jr., age 80, of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2024 at Twin Pines Nursing Home in West Grove, PA. He was the husband of Mary Lou (nee Snyder) Howell. Together, they shared 53 years of marriage.

     Born in Madison, WI, Bill was the son of the late William E. Howell and the late Jane Thatcher Howell. Bill graduated from Salesianum High School in Wilmington, DE. He continued his education and graduated from Villanova University in 1965. Bill then went on to earn his Juris Doctor degree from Widener University Delaware Law School.

     Early in his career, Bill worked for Wilmington Trust Company as a municipal bond trader. After law school, he and a partner started a law office. Bill eventually opened his own law practice in Kennett Square. After 40 years of service to the community, he retired in 2019.

     He served as a member of the Knights of Columbus, Pius X Council # 3858. He was also a longtime member of St. Patrick Church in Kennett Square and the Men of Malvern. In his youth, Bill earned his Eagle Scout recognition in Boy Scouts. When his boys were young, he participated as their Cub Scout leader.

     In addition to his wife, Mary Lou, he is survived by three sons, William “Tripp” E. Howell III of West Grove, PA, Kevin D. Howell (Jennifer) of Paoli, PA, and John Scott Howell of Claymont, DE; two daughters, Deborah Jane Howell (William Nadir) of Warsaw, Poland and Catherine Ann Foley (Mark) of West Chester, PA; one sister, Barbara Coates of Red Lion, DE; three brothers, Richard F. Howell (Mary Ann) of Newark, DE, Stephen C. Howell of Wilmington, DE, and Kenneth T. Howell (Jeanne) of Fenwick Island, DE. Bill was an endless source of fun, love, and joy to his eleven grandchildren, Allison, Kieran, Tyler, Ariel, Eva, Phoebe, JJ, Alexis, Valerie, Hazel, and Guster.

     Friends and family of William E. Howell, Jr. are invited to attend his visitation from 10:30AM to 11:45AM on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at Assumption BVM Catholic Church 300 State Rd. West Grove, PA 19390. His Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 12:00 PM. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association https://act.alz.org, the Boy Scouts of America – Chester County Council https://donations.scouting.org/#/council/539/appeal/7219, and the Knights of Columbus (Avondale chapter) https://www.kofc.org/secure/en/donate/index.html 

     Arrangements are by Matthew Grieco of Grieco Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. (484-734-8100) of Kennett Square.  To view Bill's online tribute, please visit www.griecofunerals.com

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William E. Howell, Jr. -Visitation

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

10:30 - 11:45 am (Eastern time)

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish

300 State Rd, West Grove, PA 19390

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Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish

300 State Rd, West Grove, PA 19390

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