Recollections of My Life and Reflections on Times and Events During It: A Memoir by Father W. J. Howlett

His mother dies

"The year 1888 was also noted for another serious event. It was the year of the death of my mother. I was on one of my regular missions when I got the sad news. Only a few days before I was with her and said mass and gave her communion. She was in her eightieth year. Iwwas [I was] not at her death bed but I presided at her burial. She died well. Rest in Peace."

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