Richard F. Howard of Scituate, formerly of Malden, W. Yarmouth & Vero Beach died November 11 at the age of 93. Beloved husband for 68 years of the late Catherine T. (Greene) Howard who passed away this July and devoted father of Eileen Farraher and Diane McCarthy and her husband, John, all of Scituate. Cherished grandfather of Katie & Mike Farraher, Christopher McCarthy and Ryan McCarthy and his wife Adele. Loving great grandfather to Emily Catherine McCarthy. He is the son of the late Mary (Barrett) Howard and John Parnell Howard and brother of the late John D. Howard. Dick was born in Everett and raised in Malden. He was a retired Malden Police Officer
of 32 years, and he served aboard the Coast Guard destroyer, The Dwayne, as Chief Petty Officer, during World War II
. Dick was a graduate of the Malden Business School and received an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from North Shore Community College. Funeral will be held from the Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home, 382 First Parish Rd. Scituate at 10:00am on Saturday, November 16 followed by a funeral Mass at 11:00am at St. Mary of the Nativity Church, Scituate Harbor. Burial will follow at St. Marys Cemetery. Visiting hours will be at the funeral home from 4:00pm to 7:00pm on Friday, November 15.