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Richard Bruce Howard of New Britain, CT, passed away Sunday July 27, 2014. Nicknamed "Dick", he was the last of the "Howard Boys" from the family farm in West Gardiner, ME. He was among the first aboard the carrier U.S.S. Coral Sea. An original plank owner he proudly defended his ship and America. He and his brothers were part of the "Greatest Generation" with military service spanning WWII and Korea. He leaves behind a sister, Margaret Firlotte of West Gardiner, ME; three daughters: Diane Howard of Berlin, CT, Nancy Becker of Southington, CT, Cindy LaMay of New Britain, CT and a son Maurice Howard also of New Britain; eight grandchildren, three great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly. Calling hours are 5 to 7 PM Wednesday August 6th at Carlson Funeral Home, 45 Franklin Square, New Britain, CT and 10:30 - 11:30 August 8th at Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant Street, Augusta, ME, followed by funeral service and military honors 12 noon at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Road, Augusta, ME. Donations may be made to DAV (Disabled American Veterans) c/o VA Medical Center, PO Box 310909, Newington, CT 06131. Please share a memory or note of sympathy at www.carlsonfuneralhome.com

Published in The Hartford Courant on July 31, 2014
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