Massena- Janine K. Neilson Howard 32 of 10 School St, Massena passed away on July 10, 2012 at Claxton-Hepburn Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Family and friends are invited to call Wednesday (July 11, 2012) from 11:00 am until time of services at the Church of the Sacred Heart. The Mass will be then offered at 12 Noon with Rev. Donald J. Manfred presiding. Janine is survived by her daughter Amanda Morris of Massena, her mother, Joyce Neilson Giroux of Massena, her maternal grandmother, LaVerne Gilbert of Hackettstown, NJ. a brother, Brian Neilson of Geneva,NY, her father Brian Neilson of Seattle, WA and her husband, Gary Howard of Greig, NY. Janine was born April 13,1980 in Paisley, Scotland the daughter of Brian and Joyce (Gilbert) Neilson. She was a graduate of Massena Central High School. While attending school, Janine was known as a natural born leader, having been elected class president, Past President of Student Council and being named in Whos Who in Massena High School. Janine had attended Potsdam State University majoring in Social work until she was diagnosed with leukemia. At the familys request memorials may be made to Trinity Catholic Endowment Fund or Ronald McDonald House Charity. Online condolences to www.phillipsmemorial.com.