Howard E Bean Jr.

May 31, 1938October 10, 2020

Howard Edward Bean, Jr., of Wareham, originally from South Boston and formerly of Weymouth and Pocassett, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Saturday, October 10, 2020.

He was a veteran of the United States Navy. Mr. Bean worked for the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier for over 40 years and for Casey & Hayes Movers Inc. as a dispatcher for many years until his retirement. He worked hard to support his family and also enjoyed relaxing with them at the beach in the summer months. He was known for his limitless supply of jokes and for bringing laughter and joy to those around him. He also enjoyed 15 years of retirement in Florida. Howie’s greatest joy in life came from the time he spent with family.

Born in Boston, MA, Howie was the eldest son of the late Howard E. and Mary T. (Blaney) Bean, Sr. He was the loving husband of Maureen (Canty) Bean for forty-seven years and he is survived by his son Howard E. Bean III and his spouse Elena Bean, daughter Cara Bean and her spouse S. Matt Read, daughter Jaqueline Carroll and her spouse Ryan Carroll, son Jonathan Bean and dearly loved grandchildren Charlie, Cassidy, Teresa, and Victoria. Howie is survived by Mary Bean of Somerville, preceded in death by Nancy and Richard Bean of Medford, survived by John and Rita Bean of Oaks Bluffs in Martha's Vineyard, David and Cathy Bean of Storrs, CT, Dennis and Rose Bean of Pocasset, and preceded by Maragaret (Bean) Mitchell of Florida. He also survived by his many loving nieces and nephews on both sides of the family.

Private services are by the Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home at 40 MacArthur Blvd., Bourne, MA.

In lieu of flowers, donations welcome to Beacon Hospice, 32 Resnik Road, Suit 3, Plymouth, MA 02360.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Maryellen McCarthy

October 15, 2020

Such a funny great person. Every time I saw him he had a smile on his face. My condolences to the family. His journey is over.

Marie MacGillivray

October 15, 2020

I met Howie years ago through a neighbor. Sometimes in life you meet people who are genuine. A real nice guy. He was.

Pam Barbour

October 15, 2020

I am feeling grateful today to celebrate the life of my Uncle Howie Bean. He was such a fun person to be around. He always started the wiffle ball and run down games. He brought us fishing, hiking, camping and out for boat rides. He would bring out his guitar and start sing-a-longs around the campfire or wherever we were. I loved Friday pizza, movie and Dorito nights at the Bean house. He also introduced me to SNL. Uncle Howie had a great sense of humor and always enjoyed time with his family. He was lucky to be married to my aunt Maureen, who is the sweetest woman you’ll ever meet. He was loved dearly by his four children and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Rest in the sweetest peace Uncle Howie.

Eileen Buckley

October 13, 2020

Howie was a lovely man. His kindness and warm smile will always be remembered by me and their many friends at Nalcrest. Maureen took wonderful care of Howie in his time of need. Good bless them and their family.

Karen (Canty) MacDonald

October 13, 2020

Driving around in the green van as kids, laughing and trying to sing, “do a ditty ditty dum ditty do”. I will miss you Howie, so many nice memories. ❤️

Rich Bean

October 12, 2020

You created a great family that gave me special cousins, friends, and beautiful memories. A hard worker, great Dad, kind, funny, easy going, and fun to be with. You will be missed but are always with us. Rest In Peace Uncle Howie.

Linda Shaver

October 12, 2020

Howie & Maureen were a terrific couple at Nalcrest. He was the sweetest, easy going guy ever. Certainly miss that relationship. He was a kind soul and leaves everyone with great memories. Love to the family!

Jane Laba

October 12, 2020

Maureen and family, So sorry to hear of Howard's passing. So glad you had 15 years at Nalcrest.

Mary Canty

October 11, 2020

I am so sorry for all of you. I knew your dad for 50 yrs and he was special to me. I have many fond memories of time spent with him. May you Rest In Peace Howie you will be missed.


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