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HOWARD, Joseph Walter Of Plymouth (Manomet), formerly of Lincoln and Somerville, passed away peacefully at home on December 12, 2019 at the age of eighty-eight. He leaves behind his loving wife of sixty-three years, Sally (Eldridge) Howard. Beloved father to Julie Head and her husband Chris of Marshfield, Pam Finn and her husband Mike of Plymouth (Manomet), Ann King and her husband Joseph of Marlborough, Chis Howard and his wife Jeannette of Everett. He was "Gramps" to seven grandchildren, Ryan, Cory, Jared, Sara, Jessica, Olivia and the late Taylor Finn.

After graduating from Somerville High School, Joe enlisted in the United States Navy becoming a submariner from 1951-1955. During his Tour of Duty, he served on the USS Cubera. Upon his discharge he took over the family florist "Howard Florist" of Somerville, while attending

Northeastern University at night to attain his degree in Business Administration.

Once established Joe became a vital part of the Somerville community. He was past President of the Somerville Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club and Community Council. As a director he served the Somerville Salvation Army and YMCA. He was a Trustee of the Somerville Hospital and the Winter Hill Baptist Church. Joe dedicated a lot of time to volunteering on various committees.

Upon Joe's retirement he moved to Manomet where he enjoyed his time with friends at the Plymouth Country Club and John Alden Sportsman Club along with his brother, the late "Bud" Howard. He was "Uncle Joe" to Steve, Dave, Meredith and the late Al Howard as well as the Manomet Community.

Some of Joe's proudest moments was wearing the uniform of the Ancient and Honorable Society, where he traveled the world on an honorable mission representing the United States Military.

A private burial was held and a Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 11:00 am at the Chiltonville Congregation Church, 6 River Street, Plymouth (Chiltonville). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cranberry Hospice, 36 Cordage Park Circle, Plymouth, MA 02360 or

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Published in Boston Globe from Dec. 21 to Dec. 22, 2019.
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January 10, 2020
I remember Mr. Howard from Howard Florist. I also worked for the Winter Hill Bank in Somerville, where I am from, for 20 yrs. We talked about my moving to Plymouth in 2000. Mr. Howard was a wonderful man, who everyone loved and respected. So sorry for your loss.
Sandra Holland
January 3, 2020
Chris and family we were saddened to hear of your father's passing... he is in Heaven with God looking down on his family until he meets you all again. We will keep your family in our prayers, stay strong for your mother.
Albie & Sheila Meola
January 3, 2020
Chris and Julie,
My sincere condolences in the loss of your father. May he rest in peace.
Peggy Dinger
December 30, 2019
WE only had a few opportunities to meet Joe but they will be remembered always. WE are so proud of his service and sacrifice to our nation. The republic is stronger because of what he gave.

He supported his family in love and safety while instilling in the children the understanding family.

His life here will be missed but his legacy, chis children continue to share the family love.
Jack Hread
December 28, 2019
I don't know you I'm so sorry to hear about your dad passing he is now resting in peace may god be with you and your family you are all in my prays always remember the good times you had with him
Lorraine Butler
December 27, 2019
We were very sorry to hear of Mr. Howard's passing. He and is brother Buddy (Sherman) were very good friends with our parents. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Sally and the rest of his family. May he rest in peace. Sincerely, Roberta Cappella & Maryellen (Cappella) Ward
December 27, 2019
My deepest condolences to Chris and all Joes family. Manomet lost a great man.
Ken Leaman
December 24, 2019
Rest well my dear friend!
John Bond
December 24, 2019
You will always remain in my heart!
John Bond
December 22, 2019
Mr. Howard,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served with the USN during the Cold War as a member of the "Silent Service" serving on the Submarine USS Cubera(SS 347). Millions of Americans slept safe at night because you and your fellow Servicemen stood ready to defend our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

Mike Casey(former MA resident)
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