Laura Elizabeth (Howitt) Craft ~ March 16, 2014


Henrietta/Conesus: March 16, 2014 at age 90 years. Predeceased by her husband of 60 years Milfred Craft in 2006. Survived by her loving children; Diane (Craig Smith) Craft of Cortland, Betsy (Gerald) Archibald of Honeoye, John Craft of Annapolis, MD. Grandchildren; Bill Archibald, Julie Archibald, Laura Smith (fiancé Neil Ripley), David Smith, and Amanda Craft. Nieces & nephews and many family friends.

Born in Conesus NY, Laura was a longtime resident of Henrietta, North Port Florida, and Conesus Lake. She was a graduate of Syracuse University. She had a lifelong love of music. She was a music teacher, raised a family, and was an accompanist at Rush-Henrietta Schools. The family is thankful for the loving care provided by Maggie, Liz, and the Conesus Lake Nursing Home.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 2pm at the John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 50 Ward Hill Road, Henrietta, NY 14467. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to John Calvin Presbyterian Church at the above listed address. Arrangements entrusted to the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., Honeoye-Livonia. To send a condolence and for further information please visit:


2 thoughts on “Laura Elizabeth (Howitt) Craft ~ March 16, 2014

  1. So very sorry to hear about Laura’s passing. We live in Holiday Park in Fla. Laura was such a big part of our musical life here. She played the piano for the park chorus and she was involved in our annual Variety Show. When she left the park, she left a void in our lives. We hope that her life after she left was good. We miss her. Holiday Park Residents

  2. So sorry to hear of Laura’s passing. I worked with her many years ago when I was active in RH theater programs. She was always so sweet and pleasant and easy to work with. I’m sure she’ll be greatly missed by her family.

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