North Stonington - Michael W. Howell, 48, of Reutemann Road, North Stonington, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.
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He was the beloved husband of Mary A. (Brennan) Howell and devoted and loving father of Amy Lyn Howell. Born in Westerly, on April 20, 1965, he was the son of Donald W. and Barbara (McGowan) Howell.
Mike was employed for over 24 years as a firefighter at Pfizer in Groton, and at the time of his death was employed at Electric Boat in Groton. He served as union steward for the Local 471 Union. Mike was also a trained occupational health assistant.
Mike was the former fire chief of the North Stonington Fire Department and was a member of the New London County Fire Chiefs, New England Fire Chiefs, and Connecticut Fire Chiefs Associations.
He also enjoyed raising and driving draft ponies with his brother and was a member of the New England Draft Pony Association. He was an avid fisherman and tournament fishing. He also enjoyed racing go karts at Leo Hills.
He is also survived by his brother, Gregory M. Howell of North Stonington; nephew, Nathan Howell; and cousin, Carrie Daugherty of Florida; and many other cousins. He also leaves his two pit bulls, Xena and Able.
A celebration of his life will be held at noon Tuesday, in the Buckler-Johnston Funeral Home, 121 Main St., Westerly. Calling hours will precede the service from 10 to noon. Burial will follow in Elm Grove Cemetery, Mystic.
Buckler-Johnston Funeral Home
121 Main St.
Westerly, RI 02891
Published in The Day on Dec. 15, 2013