Elizabeth Mary “Beth” Howell
December 8, 2000 – February 18, 2022
It is with great sadness that we share with you the passing of a cherished member of our DMC family, Elizabeth (Beth) Mary Howell, age 21, of Patterson, NY. Beth’s life was tragically taken by a senseless act of gun violence on Friday, February 18, 2022 at SUNY Potsdam where she was a student. She was scheduled to graduate with honors this spring with a degree in Music Education from the Crane School of Music.
Beth was a talented cellist, and throughout the years she performed in many of the Danbury Music Centre’s ensembles. She was principal cellist of the Danbury Community Orchestra before she left to attend college. Beth also lent her many talents to our Nutcracker ballet as a dancer, a singer in the Snowflake Chorus, and cellist in the orchestra. Beth’s generous spirit was evident when she recently made a special trip home to play with the Danbury Symphony Orchestra for the Nutcracker performances this past December.
Beth is the daughter of Joe and Ann Howell, long time musicians in the Danbury Symphony Orchestra. Our hearts break for the Howell family and we send them our condolences, love, and support during this time of unimaginable loss and grief.
Services will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2022 with visitation from 2-6 pm and a service at 4:30 pm at the Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster, NY 10509. At the Howell family’s request, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Beth’s name to the Danbury Music Centre.