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Shirley Mary (Coffey) Howell

November 23, 1928 ~ July 1, 2022 (age 93) 93 Years Old


Shirley Mary (Coffey) Howell, 93, of Bethlehem Township and formerly of East Windsor, NJ and North Brunswick, NJ, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 1, 2022. She was the loving wife of the late James J. Howell. Born in Dupont, PA, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Maude (Cruise) Coffey. Shirley was a graduate of Marywood College. She was a dedicated and caring educator for most of her life at St. Bartholomew’s School and St. Augustine’s School in New Jersey. She was awarded the Teacher of the Year award during her time at St. Bartholomew’s. Her classrooms were nicknamed the "Howell's Owls". Shirley was a faithful and devoted member of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Hightstown, NJ where she was active within the church ministry, bible study as well as teaching English as a second language to the parishioners. Above all, Shirley was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to all.


Survivors: She will be lovingly remembered by her daughters Marian Paull and her husband Robert of Edison, NJ and Jane Howell of Raleigh, NC; son Thomas Howell and his wife Karen of Bethlehem; grandchildren Kim, Erica, Emily, Christopher, Alexander and Shannon and great grandchildren Oren, Rose and Eleanor. She was preceded in death by her siblings Robert Coffey and his wife Mary, Gerald Coffey and his wife Audrey and Edward Coffey and his wife Joann.


Services:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 A.M. on Friday, July 8, 2022 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 3219 Santee Road Bethlehem, PA 18020. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family at the Holy Cross Burial Park and Mausoleum, East Brunswick, NJ. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Cantelmi Long Funeral Home, Bethlehem. A memory tribute may be placed at www.cantelmifuneralhome.com. 


Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Dementia Society of America, PO Box 600 - Doylestown, PA 18901.




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Mass of Christian Burial
July 8, 2022

11:00 AM
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church
3219 Santee Rd
Bethlehem, PA


Dementia Society of America
PO Box 600, Doylestown PA 18901


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