Patricia Elizabeth Howlett

December 12, 1927April 11, 2018

Patricia Elizabeth (Norcross) Howlett rejoined her husband in wedded bliss, in the presence of Our Lord, on April 11, 2018, at the age of 90.

Patricia's posterity is ensured in joy by her seven children (three women and four men), eighteen grandchildren, twenty-seven great grand children, and two great great grandchildren. Of her siblings, a brother and three sisters survive.

Patricia was born on December 12th, 1927, the second of twelve brothers and sisters, to James and Mary (Smith) Norcross at Brooklyn New York. She was married to Charles Edwin Howlett on New Year’s Day 1950 and spent sixty years as his wife. She received her Registered Nursing Degree from St. John's Teaching Hospital in 1949.

During her nursing career she worked as the midnight shift OB/Gyn delivery room supervisor at the Winter Park Memorial Hospital for twenty-one years. During this time she helped bring over 3,000 new Floridians into the world. She retired from Winter Park Memorial Hospital in 1979. She then worked for the Seminole County Health Department sixteen years. For the last five of which she worked for nine months out of each year, before retiring full time.

For the three remaining months of each of these five years, she and her husband RV'ed throughout the entire lower 48 states. She also traveled worldwide, with trips to Japan, Iceland, Costa Rica, Ireland, Greece, and several other countries. She further enjoyed many Caribbean cruises.

She spent her last years especially enjoying the annual family reunions held in conjunction with her birthday. The last of these, in 2017, celebrated her 90th year of life.

Final services at Baldwin Fairchild, Altamonte at noon, with internment at Glen Haven Memorial Park at 1:30 pm are scheduled for April 15th, 2018.


  • Funeral Service Sunday, April 15, 2018
  • Committal Service Sunday, April 15, 2018

Patricia Elizabeth Howlett

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Nora Hollis

April 15, 2018

When I saw the photo, I remembered Mrs. Howlett at Winter Park Hospital bringing my babies to me with each of my 3 deliveries. She was so comfortable with handling the tiny precious cargo. I'm sure she was also a wonderful mother and grandmother to her family. I'm sorry for your loss, but what a legacy!