Howard A. Pinkham, 86, of Enfield, a resident for 19 years, formerly of East Windsor and Windsor, beloved husband of Helen Rathbun Pinkham, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.
He was born in Lynn, Mass., son of the late Howard A. Pinkham Sr. and Blanche Pinkham. He served in the Merchant Marines during World War II
and enlisted in the U.S. Army
, where he was a Chief Warrant Officer and served during the Korean War
and the Vietnam War
, retiring in 1970. He traveled all over the world with the U.S. Army and was a member of the Retired Officers Association and the D.A.V. He was a former member of the Broad Brook Fire Department and was the former co-owner of the Poquonock Mobil station. Howard was a communicant of St. Martha's Church in Enfield.
Besides his wife, he leaves three sons, Howard R. Pinkham, Wayne A. Pinkham, and Scott C. Pinkham; and a daughter, Mary-Lynne Osborn. He also leaves the Rathbun family, Helen's children, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Marilyn Pinkham.
At Howard's request, there will be no calling hours.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Martha's Church, 214 Brainard Road, Enfield. Burial with military honors will be held at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., at a later time.
Carmon Windsor Funeral Home has care of arrangements.
For online condolences, please visitwww.carmonfuneralhome.com