Elda Mae Howarth

November 7, 1924February 28, 2019

Elda Mae (Warburton) Howarth, of Bourne, Massachusetts, died peacefully on February 28, 2019 at the Royal Megansett Nursing Home, North Falmouth, after a long and good life.

She was born on November 7, 1924, in Philadelphia, PA, to Harry Warburton and Caroline Schmid, graduating from Germantown High School where she met the love of her life, James Hubert Howarth Jr. They married on February 7, 1947, after he returned from WWII. They raised their two daughters in Philadelphia, Newark, Delaware, Williamstown, Massachusetts, later moving to Delran, NJ. Her husband predeceased her in 1979, when she moved to Bourne, MA and later Ocean City, NJ. She made a point of staying connected to many friends they gathered in these communities, as well as volunteering as Sunday School teacher, Girl Scout Leader, and using her musical talent to sing in choirs, community choral groups, accompanist for her high school chorus, churches, civic organizations and in later years, the Bourne Schools. She was always ready to help those in need with monetary donations, visits, chauffeuring, and food. She was a perfect homemaker and loved to drive and travel.

She leaves behind her loving family: sister, Carolyn Zwarg; daughter Elizabeth Carol and husband Douglas Allen, their children, Amanda Hook, and Jared Allen, great granddaughters, Alexandria and Danicka, great grandsons Gabe and Bradley; and daughter Susan Mae and husband Charles Kenneth Noyes, their children, Wendy Noyes and Karen and husband James Martino, great grandsons James and Charles. She was predeceased by her sister, Virginia Bergey, and sister-in-law, Jean Howarth.

Calling hours will be held March 24, 2019 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm at Nickerson Bourne Funeral Home located at 40 MacArthur Boulevard, Bourne, MA 02532, and a memorial service will be held at Bourne Methodist Church, Bourne, MA, on March 25, 2019 at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers and in her spirit, please make a contribution to the charity of your choice.


  • Harry Warburton, Father
  • Caroline Warburton, Mother
  • James Hubert Howarth Jr., Husband
  • Elizabeth Carol Allen, Daughter
  • Douglas Allen, Son-in-law
  • Susan Mae Noyes, Daughter
  • Charles Kenneth Noyes, Son-in-law
  • Amanda Hook, Grandchild
  • Jared Allen, Grandchild
  • Wendy Noyes, Grandchild
  • Karen Martino and her husband James, Grandchild
  • Carolyn Zwarg, Sister
  • Virginia Bergey, Sister
  • Jean Howarth, Sister-in-law
  • She is also survived by great granddaughters, Alexandria and Danicka, and great grandsons Gabe, Bradley, James and Charles.


24 March

Visiting Hours

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Nickerson~Bourne Funeral Home

40 MacArthur Blvd.
Bourne, Massachusetts 02532

25 March

Memorial Service

11:00 am

Bourne United Methodist Church

37 Sandwich Road
Bourne, MA 02532


  • Burial is private.

Elda Mae Howarth

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