Burton S. Howe Jr.

Burton S. Howe, Jr. of Everett passed away after a long battle, surrounded by his family on September 6, 2016. He was 82 yrs old. Beloved son of the late Burton & Josephine Howe. Burton is survived by his loving wife Katherine Howe. Adored children, Ronald & wife Susan, Robin, Michael, Kenneth & wife Michelle, Stacie & husband Daniel, and Shannon. Cherished grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Danielle, Christian, Arianna, Nicholas, Julia, Stephanie, Matt, Ava, Lianna, Aaron, Jenna, Andrea, Neil, Ryan & Tyler. Brother of John and Stephen Howe, and the late Patricia McDonald & Ronald Howe, along with many nieces and nephews.

He worked as a General Foreman for 34 yrs at GCA Vacuum Industries.

He served two terms as a Sergeant in the US Army.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at Boston Cremation, 287 Main Street, Malden at 11am. Friends and family are invited to visit an hour prior to the service from 10-11.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation may be made to the PAN MASS Challenge (www.pmc.org) under Kenneth Howe who will ride 81 miles in honor of his dad. All proceeds will benefit research to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

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  1. Shannon Howe on September 8, 2016 at 8:14 pm


    No words can express the sadness in my heart. I sometimes dont know how we can all make it through these days ahead. Since ive been young you have pushed me to be a better me. You were my biggest supporter, the best dance judge and the greatest dad a girl could have. You showed me how to do everything from fixing a toilet to building just about anything. I remember you saying just in case you dont have a man in your life or one that knows how to be “handy”. Well thank god you did .. as we manage to pull ourself together, the one thing i ask of you is please help mom get strong. Watch over our family like you always did. I love you papa .. 143.

  2. Love the Comeau family on September 8, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    Our heart goes out to your whole family. We love you! Stay strong xoxo

  3. Naomi butler on September 8, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    I was lucky enough to grow up with howes , bert was an amazing father and man, he would always joke about me going home( i practically lived there) , the love bert and Cathy had for each other was beautiful, i always wished i had a love loke theirs( now i do) they are the best family ive ever met and i am so grateful to have known bert, he will be missed terribly by all , my deepest condolences to the Howe family, i am so very sorry

  4. Aimee Behenna Moran on September 8, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    Stacie & The Howe Family
    I am deeply saddened by your loss. Ive had the honor of knowing Mr Howe and he will be greatly missed.
    Thinking of you all during this sad & difficult time.
    Deepest condolences and love,

  5. John Malone on September 8, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    My sincerest condolences on the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. He was a terrific man who surrounded himself with a great wife and children. He will live forever in your hearts.

  6. Stacie Howe on September 8, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    Dad, when you left you took a piece of me with you. I feel lost and I need you to give me the strength to get through each day. Watch over me. You were my true HERO! I miss you so much. Xo

  7. Linda Espada Matine on September 8, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    I’m so saddened. Stacie & family he will be greatly missed. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Deepest condolences to your family. I love you.

  8. YWCA Cambridge on September 8, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Michelle and Family,

    We were saddened to learn of your father-in-law’s passing. Your YWCA Cambridge family of co-workers and friends will keep you in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time and into the future. We are here for you.

  9. andrea harris (sobalo) on September 8, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    Shannon an Family,

    I’m so very sorry for the loss of your Dad. He was such a nice man. I remember him all those days hanging at your house when we were younger. My deepest sympathy to you at this difficult time. you are strong and surrounded by alot of love. He will forever be you guardian angel. My heart goes out to your mom, may she find the strength and remember all the precious times an memories they shared together. they are one of the sweetest people I have ever met!
    love you xoxo

  10. Jamie Harrop on September 8, 2016 at 10:32 pm


    I am so sorry to hear of your dads passing. He fought so hard and was able to give himself many more years with the ones he loves. May you find some piece in knowing he is no longer in pain, and will still be with you and cheering you and your dancers on every day.


  11. Kathleen sweeney on September 8, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    There are no words tongue can say to ease your pain.my prayers are with you all at this time of sorrow. So sorry for your loss.

  12. Peggie Howe Pearlstein on September 8, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    To Cathy and family..no words can express how saddened we are to hear of your loss. Cousin Bert was the “head” of the cousins and I always looked up to him. His humor I know he got from our grandfather who I never met. Sad..I have seen pictures of him here and there and Burt’s humor is definitely a Howe thing. The entertaining grandparents really showed up in me. I love singing, dancing and just entertaining everyone I know! Please take good care of yourself and get your family through these next hard days. Even though we didn’t see much of each other I want to say I love you and your family. Please know God is good and will take care of all of you too.

  13. Dan Johnson on September 8, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    My condolences Stacy to you and your family.

  14. Nancy Crowley on September 8, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    Uncle Bert, you will truly be missed. Always loved your sense of humor and your laugh. You fought so long and so hard. Rest in peace. Love Nancy and Paul

  15. Koko Kaloyanides on September 8, 2016 at 11:53 pm

    Stacy and family
    my condolences to you and your family
    deeply sorry for your loss

  16. Jon Gagliardi on September 8, 2016 at 11:56 pm

    Shannon & The Howe family

    I have so many great memories of hanging out with you and your family back in our teenage years. Your Mom & Dad had such an amazing bond. Your Dad had been such a strong man through all of this. He had an incredible support system in all of you. My deepest sympathies are with you and your family through this very difficult time. Much Love coming your way

  17. Susan Tatarouns-Ward on September 9, 2016 at 12:17 am

    Our sympathy goes out to your entire family. Bert was an amazing husband, father and grandfather to his family. Truly sorry for your loss. Susan, Buzzy, Eric & Briana

  18. The Johnston Family on September 9, 2016 at 12:18 am

    Howe family, we are deeply saddened to hear of your devastating loss. The pain never goes away – we just learn to
    Live with it. May the days ahead be kind to you all. All our love. The (African) Johnston Fam xoxo

  19. Spencer family on September 9, 2016 at 12:48 am

    Such a loving family man, he will truly be missed by all who knew him. Sending my love and prayers.

  20. The McKinnon Family on September 9, 2016 at 12:51 am

    To The Howe Family: May you find peace and comfort in all of your wonderful memories..Burt gave me the hope I needed for my dad..he fought an amazing fight. May he now rest in peace and be your guardian angel!!

  21. Kelly on September 9, 2016 at 1:14 am

    Shannon and family
    We are here for you whatever you need!! Kelly will be anything you need a rock a shoulder to cry on we love you and are very sorry for your loss!

  22. Stacy Cohen on September 9, 2016 at 1:48 am

    Love Stacy & Meagan

    Shannon and Cathy we are so very sorry for your loss. Stay strong. You are both in our prayers.

    Stacy & Meagan oxox

  23. Margie Meara Wigfall on September 9, 2016 at 2:25 am

    To the Howe family, I send my deepest condolences to all of you, may god guide you through this difficult time…I love you guys. Xoxo

  24. Diane Clark on September 9, 2016 at 2:53 am

    Dear Kathy, Shannon and family, how sad this is…I’m so sorry for this terrible loss for you all…I know it’s been many years since we’ve seen each other but it seems like just yesterday…so many wonderful memories I have….Burt always being there for all our girls..their biggest cheerleader…a smile, a hug, a loving look and words of encouragement…though he was Shannon’s dad…he was one with all the “girls”…we will all carry his smile and those memories…thank you so much for sharing him with the dancing girls. We all love him. Know that we love you and you will be in our hearts and prayers…when you feel that horrible loss just think of his love for you all….you were his life! Love Diane

  25. Shelly Howe on September 9, 2016 at 4:17 am

    Papa my dearest father in law I am so lucky to have had a treasured relationship with you for so many years! You are and always will be strength, courage, hope and love to all of us. You are a true Gentleman with so much pride for our family how blessed we all were to have you. I will not say goodbye but till we meet again I love you infinity. Thank you for being you always your daughter in law Shelly

  26. David Walsh on September 9, 2016 at 5:19 am

    Auntie Cathy and Family, I am so sorry to hear of uncle Bert’s passing. I’m at a loss for words. I pray that you be given the strength to carry on. I am really sad that he is gone and will miss seeing him when I come to visit. I love you!

  27. Tina Cozzolino on September 9, 2016 at 7:34 am

    I am so sorry for your loss Shannon and to the rest of the Howe family. Heaven has truly gained an amazing man. At least now you know he’s no longer in pain and suffering and that he is in gods hands now and he can spread his wings and watch over you all and will still be your biggest cheerleader in your dancing career and keep on pushing for you to be the best person you turned out to be because of him and what he has taught you in life. He will now be everyones beautiful angel watching over each and everyone of you that he has known and some how touched everyone’s heart in a way that he will be greatly missed but never forgotten. I am honored to say I was able to have had the chance to come over growing up with the Howe family and create wonderful memories with Mr. Bert Howe. Just know that he will never be forgotten and will always stay alive in our hearts n threw memories we have all created. He will watch over you all and will watch over Mrs. Kathy Howe and keep her strong during this sad and difficult time. I am still in dis belief and keep piching myself saying that it’s just a bad dream and that I will wake up and it’s not true. Im so heart broken over the loss of an amazing person my sincerest thought’s and prayers go out to you Shannon and your entire family. God bless and if you or your family need anything during this time of grieving please don’t hesitate to call. R.I.P. Mr. Bert Howe 4 ever in my heart your gone but you will never be 4 gotten. I will miss you god rest your soul.

  28. christine lyons on September 9, 2016 at 8:03 am

    Stacie and the howe family, I truly am so sorry for your loss . your father was a great man , he will be missed. .Thinking of you all during this difficult time, my deepest condolencences.

  29. Gail wilson.. on September 9, 2016 at 10:43 am

    So sorry for your loss stacie..I didn’t know your your dad but. I remember you talking about him..may he rest in peace.. thoughts and prayers to you and your family..

  30. Karen Reid on September 9, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    To the entire Howe family, Again I am truly sorry for your loss. There is no greater pain than losing a parent. I know exactly how you all are feeling. Please know I am here for you all and you are all in my thoughts are prayers today and always! ❤️

  31. Kathy Kozul on September 9, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Cathy, Shannon, Stacie and family, I was heartbroken when I heard of Bert’s passing, the world has lost a kind and gentle giant. I remember the wonderful years that he was a fixture at the studio, supporting everyone with his presence, laugh and most of all love! He was always so kind and I will never forget him in the waiting room wrestling with Ryan and him having so much fun, Memories that last a lifetime! I know the devasting sense of loss but he will forever live in all of your hearts and is now that special angel that is always watching over each of you!! You are all in my thoughts and prayers! Love, Kathy(coach)

  32. Kathy Botti and Merissa on September 9, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    Kathy, Shannon, Stacie and all of your family,
    It has been a long time but the memories that we have of our friendships will never leave us. They were all good ones. Burt was an amazing husband, dad, papa and friend. Most of all he was our biggest fan in the audience at recitals and competitions. He never had a bad word to say about anyone. I know this is a difficult time and my heart breaks for all of you. Stay strong and just believe that he is not far away.

  33. Wendy Douglass on September 9, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    My deepest sympathies to all of his loving family. May the precious memories help to heal the pain. Kathy, thinking of you and an truly sorry for your loss.

  34. William (Bill) Howe on September 9, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    To the rest of the Howe family:
    I am Burt’s first cousin. There is no way that I can express the sadness that this news brings. There are so few of our generation (Howe) left alive that the passing of Burt Jr. leaves an even bigger hole in our lives. Rest in Peace Burt, my prayers are with you. Condolences to all of my cousins.

  35. Katie Howe on September 9, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    Hi papa I remember when you made me your good chicken Cutlass I miss you when you make those I miss you very much I Rembmber when you and mema took care of me you were the best papa ever just keep an eye on me mom and mema I love you very much
    Love Katie&Robin

  36. Joseph Parzych on September 10, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    Dear Stacie and family,

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. I will be thinking of you during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Please take care and God Bless.

  37. Michelle Barnard on September 10, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    Stacie and family
    I am truly sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you all. May The Lord bless you with the strength, peace and comfort that you will need during this difficult time. Rest Easy Mr. Howe??

  38. Christine (Swarbrick) Gordon on September 10, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    Thoughts and prayers are sent to you and your family during this difficult time.

  39. Andrea Pennant on September 12, 2016 at 1:33 am

    To Katherine Howe & Family

    Mr. Howe was a wonderful neighbor we will miss him. I pray that God will comfort and give you strength. I am so sorry for your loss.

  40. Joey Scott on September 12, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    To the entire Howe Family, It seems like yesterday when I met you all. Shannon had joined the band and we always saw you guys in the audience. When Burt was there, which was most of the time, we always had a drink together. I wish we could all toast together to happier days and to Burt, a great guy, dad and husband! May God bless you all!

  41. Stacie Howe on September 12, 2016 at 3:19 pm


    It’s been 6 long hurtful days without you. I miss you more today than I did yesterday. Please help me get through this. Give me the strength you had to be strong. ❤️ I love you Dad forever and always. Xoxo

  42. Danny Crowe on September 13, 2016 at 2:51 am

    I don’t know where to start because there are so many memories of u.
    I’m going to miss watching the Patriots and the Red Sox with you and all the family cookouts .my best memory is when all the grandkids were in the pool splashing you and you didn’t care how wet you got.
    You were a great husband ,A great dad ,and a great papa
    You were the best father-in-law a guy could ask for and thanks for being there for me

    You are truly one of a kind

  43. Stephanie Crowe on September 14, 2016 at 12:33 am

    Papa I never thought This day would come,reading what people have wrote for you and seeing how true it is unbelievable.Knowing you gone is heartbreaking but knowing your no longer sick or suffering its relieving,I miss you so much papa and I’ll never forget how great you were and how you loved each and everyone of us.I will never forget giving you a kiss before I go or how you would make us laugh,i miss you but I’ll see you soon so goodbye for now I love you❤️

  44. John Pezzano on September 14, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Burt my buddy..We worked together for 34 years. We lived close by to each other for 34 years. I am going to miss you old friend. May you rest in peace. My deepest condolences to the Howe family.

  45. Wendy Collins on September 14, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    My heart goes out to all of you. Reset in peace.

  46. Carlos, Crista, Blanca, Deysi, Tony & Hector. on September 15, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    To the Howe Family,

    We are deeply saddened by the news of your loss, we pray that Lord will grant you the strength. Our most sincere condolences

    Your neighbors,

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