Howard A. Fife, Sr.

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“I just learned about Howard's death. My condolences to his family. He was a good man and you will miss him. I always enjoyed his humor the few times...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Katherine Graves Iworsley - MA

“We had the pleasure of knowing Howard through the Grange. His level of commitment to any task was admirable. We served with him on the State Grange...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Janet & Donald Segur - Rutland, MA

“so sorry to hear of howards passing we enjoyed many grange meeting and state session meetings ward and nancy Weston southwick grange numbe 46 ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“Sue, Tom & Family, Nancy and I remember your dad with great joy. He was such a kind gentle man with a smile that would light up any room that he...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Ken Gaston - North Attleborough, MA

“I always enjoyed talking to Howard after church. He had such a wonderful appreciation for nature and history, and he would keep us updated on...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: James Aschenbach - MA

“I will always remember Howard as one of the sweetest men I've ever met. He was interested in so many things, and was such a wonderful example of one...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Marie Forand - Holland, MA

“I met Howard while working at Big Y. I always enjoyed talking to him and hearing his stories . Whenever I was at the Big E I'd go and visit Howard...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Karen Mazurowski - Agawam, MA

“Howard was always helpful to me while I was active in the garden club. We worked beside each other in some of the planting projects at the greenhouse...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Lynn Gagnon - West Springfield, MA

“From a small group of only 8 people, Howard started the W.S. Garden Club 54 years ago. He was always in and around the greenhouse in Mittineague...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Charlotte Pasquerella - MA

“We always loved Howards amazing smile. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Margaret and David Buchanan - NH

“I loved Howard and was so glad I got to spend time with him last summer. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Carey Pleau - Winter Haven, FL

“I always loved my visits with Uncle Howard. Thoughts and Prayers be with you! Godspeed Uncle Howard! ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Karen & Bobby Braun - Boulder, CO


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Howard was born on January 29, 1920 and passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017.

Howard was a resident of Massachusetts at the time of passing.

He was Educated in the West Springfield schools he graduated in 1938 and from the Stockbridge School of Agriculture Amherst in 1942.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a Power TurretGunsight Specialist and was honorably discharged in 1946 with the rank of Staff Sergeant.

Howard was married to M. Helen.

The funeral service will be Saturday at 11 am at the West Springfield Curran-Jones Funeral Home followed by burial with Military Honors in Paucatuck Cemetery. Calling hours are Friday 4:00 to 7:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the W. Springfield Garden Club 125 N. Boulevard St. W. Springfield MA 01089 or to the W. Springfield Methodist Church 800 Amostown Rd. W. Springfield MA 01089.

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