Carlene Jean Howrani passed away on Saturday, May 7th. She was loved by her family, friends, and neighbors. Together with her husband Faris they were supporters of many outreach charities making life better for others in the greater Lansing area. St. David’s Episcopal Church was a cornerstone of her faith providing strong ties to lifelong commitments and friendships. Celebrations were very important at the Howrani house; and Carlene loved hosting birthdays and holidays with the extended family. Carlene was an artist of note; using oils and charcoals to capture the beauty in her varied pieces. She was proud to learn the art of iconography and of the images she completed.
She is survived by Faris her husband of 61 years; their children Adeeb, Alex, Adam, and Alicia Ferraro; granddaughter Gianna Ferraro; her sisters Penny Sanghvi and Terri Golowesky; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation with the family is at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 1519 Elmwood Rd., Lansing, MI 48917, Friday, May 13th, 10:00 a.m., followed by the service at 11:00 a.m. Interment of ashes will be at the church’s memorial garden. A lunch in the Great Hall will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family is suggesting donations be made to St. David’s Episcopal Church. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.