Barbara J. Howard

Barbara J. (Rabbitt) Howard, of Randolph, peacefully passed away Oct. 12, at the age of 75. Barbara was born, raised, and educated in Boston and had been a resident of Randolph since 1968. Barbara was a longtime volunteer and parishioner at St. Marys Parish in Randolph. She loved and was dedicated to caring for her daughter, Erin. Beloved wife of the late Robert Howard. Loving mother of Brian Howard and his wife Leah of Randolph, Robert Howard and his wife Cecilia of NH, Mary Lepisto and her husband Charles of PA, Erin Howard of Randolph, and the late Patricia Hayes. Cherished grandmother of Kristin, Patrick, Michael, Jillian, Kaitlyn, Brian, and Ty. Sister of Mary Rabbitt, James Rabbitt, and Lillian Bowser, and the late Robert Rabbitt, Kevin Rabbit, and her beloved twin sister Joan Carreira. Funeral from the Hurley Funeral Home, 134 So. Main St. (Rte. 28), Randolph, Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass at St. Marys Church, Randolph at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday 4 - 8 p.m. Interment Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton. In lieu of flowers and on behalf of Barbaras love for children on the autism spectrum, donations may be made in Barbara memory to Skills for Living, 76 Accord Park Drive, Norwell, MA 02061. For online guest book and directions please visit us at our website,

Published in The Patriot Ledger from Oct. 15 to Oct. 16, 2012