Anita Helen Mudd's Story

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Anita Helen Mudd Howe passed away at her Southport Island home on Monday, June 12, 2017.
She was born September 13, 1925, in Berwyn, Ill., to Joseph Augustine Mudd, Jr., and Helen Neyer Mudd. She lived in Chicago until she was 21. She studied art at Rosemont College in Pennsylvania.
The day after her 21st birthday, she married Guy Butman Howe Jr., son of Carolyn Heal Dow and Guy Butman Howe of Winchester, Mass., and Westport Island, Maine. After their marriage, Anita and Guy moved to Andover, Mass. where they lived for 27 years, raising four children, Pam, Bruce, Alan, and Justin. Guy owned and operated Howe Heating (a heating oil company started by his father) for many years. Anita was involved in a number of charities. She and four of her closest friends founded the Andona Society on March 31, 1952, a charitable organization dedicated to helping the youth of Andover. Anita was recently honored as its first president. Andona has remained an active award winning charitable organization for 65 years.
In 1962, she and Guy purchased a home on Landing Road, Southport, Maine. Anita moved to Southport permanently in 1972.
She is survived by her brother, Dr. Charles A. Mudd of Evanston, Ill.; four children, Pam (David) Parsons of Fountain Hills, Ariz., Bruce (Peggy Allen) Howe of Mendon, Mass., Alan (Gail Hanner- Spalding) Howe of Banner Elk, N.C., and Justin (Nona Mitchell) Howe of Buena Vista, Colo.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and her sister in-law, Sarah Bassett Howe of Westport, Maine.
A celebration of her life will be held and announced later in the summer. She is at peace. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Boothbay Region Food Pantry, The Boothbay Region Ambulance Service or the Andona Society P.O. Box 256, Andover, MA 01810.
Published on  July 6, 2017
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