Marjorie A. Howard of Falmouth, who had been a champion of local animal shelters, died January 27 after a short illness. She was 95.

A former resident and graduate of North Quincy High School, after high school she worked in several Boston banks.

During World War II, Ms. Howard worked in Washington, DC, for the Army Signal Corps.

After living in California for a few years, she moved to Falmouth and would remain for the last 40 years.

Ms. Howard initially worked for the Steamship Authority in Woods Hole, then took a job at the library on Otis Air Force Base.

She began her final employment in 1981 at Mashpee Public Library. In 1991, a photographer for The Mashpee Enterprise snapped a shot of her busy at her desk; the caption beneath her photograph appearing in the newspaper that week reported that in her job as a library aide Ms. Howard “handles circulation tasks, magazine subscriptions and adult overdue items.” She retired after 20 years at the library.

She was a devoted supporter of animal causes, including People for Cats and Friends of Falmouth Dogs and, for many years, CLAWS (Cats Lost And Wanting Shelter) of Mashpee.

A longtime member of John Wesley United Methodist Church, Ms. Howard relished her friendships made there.

She leaves many nieces and nephews as well as several grandnieces.

Burial will be private.

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