Mr. Robert M. Howe, 90, lifelong resident of Lowell, MA, died Saturday December 27, 2014 at the Lowell General Hospital. Loving Husband of Ann (Butori) Howe with whom he would have celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary on February 14, 2015.
The only son of the late Elvin Augustus and Louise Marguerite Howe, he attended school in Lowell and served in the US Army as a radio operator in the Pacific Theatre based in Hawaii during WWII.
Following in his Father’s footsteps, Mr. Howe pursued a career as a Boston and Maine Railroad Conductor, retiring in 1985 after 40 years of service. He was a communicant of Calvary Baptist Church of Lowell. He was a member of the Ancient York Masonic Lodge, Lowell, Order of the Eastern Star – Priscilla Chapter, Reading, MA, American Legion Post 462, Boston, MA.
He was also a member and contributing editor with the Friends of Bedford Depot Park and the Boston and Maine Railroad Historical Society. He was an avid train enthusiast, devoted dog owner, and resident family historian. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Marguerite and Bob Vasquez of Somerville MA; step-daughter, Ann and husband Steve Lepore of Buzzards Bay, two step-sons and their wives, Martin and Aisha MacMillan of Ladson, SC and William and Tina MacMillan of Newburyport, MA; 6 grandchildren, Stephen, David, Maryann, Jessica, Laura and Kristen, 16 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visiting hours Fri. 2 to 6 P.M. at the Dolan Funeral Home 106 Middlesex St., Chelmsford. Funeral Sat. at 10A.M. at the Calvary Baptist Church, Lowell. Burial in the Village Cemetery, Georgetown Rd., Boxford, MA. Memorials may be made in his name to the Nashua Humane Society 24 Ferry Rd. Nashua, NH 03064. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.