Virginia Converse Howells of Bourne died recently at age 96. She was born in Cambridge and was predeceased by Robert Gore Howells, her husband of more than 60 years.

She leaves two grandchildren, Andrew A. Howells and Isabella O. Howells of East Sandwich. She was predeceased by two sons, Donald Robert and Douglas Steven.

She was the daughter of Herbert L. and Isabel Ware Converse of Arlington. A graduate of Arlington High School, she graduated from Tufts University in 1949.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral service Thursday, December 9, at 12:30 PM at Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home at 40 MacArthur Boulevard in Bourne. Interment will follow in Sandwich Town Cemetery.

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