OBITUARY: Lawrence Frederick Howe, 69

Below is an obituary from Nichols Funeral Home:

WILMINGTON, MA — Lawrence Frederick Howe, age 69, passed away peacefully at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, on June 26th, 2022, after an extended illness.

Lawrence was born on, June 22, 1953, to the late Chester, and Martha (Field) Howe, an employee of H.P. Hood and a homemaker, both lifelong residents of Wilmington, Massachusetts. From a young age, Lawrence, more lovingly known as Larry, cherished education, and learning. He graduated from Wilmington High School in 1971, and then proudly moved to Baltimore, Maryland to attend Johns Hopkins University where he obtained his baccalaureate degree. Following his graduation, he worked for Baltimore Public Schools in the Department of Education for many years.

Larry moved home to Wilmington to be closer to family in 1994. He adopted his closest companion, Paulie, the Senegal parrot in 1996. As an avid antiquary he had a passion for unique things with a history. He loved spending time with his nieces and nephews and sharing his interests and knowledge with them. He was fascinated by technology and was often found tinkering with computer and devices.

Larry is survived by his brothers Robert A. Howe of Wilmington; Richard T. and his wife Donna (Sullivan) Howe of Mont Vernon, NH, Sister Sandra J. (Howe) and husband Michael McFeeters of Wilmington MA; Sister in laws Carol (Ray) Howe of North Attleboro MA, and Susan (Nelson) Howe of Wolfeboro NH. He is also succeeded by seventeen adoring nieces and nephews, numerous great nieces and great nephews, many cousins, and friends. He is preceded in death by his brothers Chester C Howe Jr. of Andover MA, Donald W. Howe of Wolfeboro NH, sister Nancy E. (Howe) Wheeler of Nashua NH, sister-in-law Barbara A (D’Amico) Howe of Wilmington MA, Lynda (Callier) Howe of High Springs, FL, and his parents.

Funeral Services for Larry will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to MSPCA at Nevins Farm Noble Family Care & Adoption Center, 400 Broadway St, Methuen MA, 01844 or to T&D Cat’s of the World, C/O Free Flight Aviary, P.O. Box 186, Penn’s Creek PA, 17862 in honor of Larry’s love of animals and their welfare.

Arrangements under the direction of Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., Wilmington, MA.

Lawrence Howe

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