Leslie Joseph "Joe" Howard

  • Born: July 24, 1926
  • Died: October 8, 2019
  • Location: Easton, Massachusetts

Farley Funeral Home

358 Park Street
Stoughton, MA 02072

Tel. (781) 344-2676

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Joe by adding your memories and photos.

Leslie Joseph "Joe" Howard, 93, a longtime resident of Easton, died suddenly at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. He was the husband of Mary C. (O'Connell) Howard. Son of the late Hugh F. and Hazel L. (Richardson) Howard, he was born in Boston and raised in Jamaica Plain. Joe was a graduate of Boston Trade School, Class of 1944. He was a Corporal in the U.S. Army Air Forces and a Veteran of World War II. Joe was a resident of Stoughton for 36 years before residing in Easton for 32 years. He was worked in concrete construction for Schofield, Inc. in Canton, Burlington and Wakefield for 40 years before retiring in 1990. Joe had an active interest in aviation and had earned his pilot's license.

In addition to his wife, Joe is survived by his children, L. Joseph Howard, Jr. and his wife Kerrie and Jill E. Howard all of Stoughton and Jeffrey D. Howard of Colorado and his step-children, John H. Newcomb and his wife Karen of Canton, Daniel P. Newcomb of Florida and Edward P. Newcomb of Canton. He was the brother of Barbara Landolfi of Middleboro, Eileen Landolfi of Raynham, Mildred Gareri of Stoughton, Trudy Millman of Carver and the late Robert Howard, Paul Howard and Dorothy Lamp. He is also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral Prayers will be offered from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St., (Rte. 27) Stoughton on Tuesday, October 15 at 7 PM. Visiting Hours prior from 4-7 PM. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joe's memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I love you Uncle joe

Posted by Christy delsfinest@gmail.com - Arcata, CA - Family   October 19, 2019

My great-uncle whom I only met on two occasions, but who struck me as a genuinely kind and honorable man. When I was a kid, he carved me a wooden Dumbo the elephant rocking horse. A veteran who proudly served his country... RIP Great Uncle Joe

Posted by Orion Hallowell - Mansfield, MA - Family   October 17, 2019

To Comrade Howard's family and friends,

On behalf of the men and women of the American Legion Post 7, in Easton, please accept our sincerest and heartfelt condolences and prayers for Leslie at this time. May he enter the gates of the Post Everlasting. God Bless you all and Leslie will never be forgotten in our Post. Thanks for your service to our Nation.

J.E. McAvoy, Commander, Post 7.

Posted by Jim McAvoy - No. Easton, MA   October 15, 2019

Thinking of you and your loved ones at this time of loss.
Ken, Wayde, AC, Donna, Kim, Mark, Deb and the rest of the team.

Posted by A friend   October 15, 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 USAAF during WW II and for being a member of the Greatest Generation. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Posted by Mike Casey(former Ma resident) - El Paso, TX   October 14, 2019


Mary, Sorry for your loss of your husband Joe. I did not have the pleasure of knowing him personally. But, your Grandson Steve always speaks highly of him. You will keep the wonderful memories you both shared in your heart forever. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. Sincerely, Carole Fielding

Posted by Carole Fielding - Green Harbor, MA - Family Friend   October 12, 2019

I have known Joe or Mr. Howard for a long time. It was always a pleasure to be in his company. The last time we chatted in length was at his well attended 90th birthday celebration at the American Legion in Canton. It was such a good time and I was so happy to have been included. Such a gentleman, good guy and always a smile. I'll miss him too. Our thoughts are with him and his family.

Posted by David and Joanne Kelson - Bourne, MA - Family Friend   October 10, 2019

When we look to Jesus in difficult times, we find His peace. His love Is sufficient. Uncle Joe will be greatly missed but his warmth, kindness, and gentle spirit will be remembered forever.

Posted by Terri Gary - Raynham, MA - Family   October 09, 2019

My uncle Joe, What a Beautiful Man, with such a Beautiful Soul! Rest in knowing how much you were, and always will be, loved by All!
Love your niece Susan

Posted by Susan - Family   October 09, 2019

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