John T. Howe

May 5, 1948March 5, 2018

John Thomas “Jack” Howe, 69, of Manchester, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on March 5, 2018 at the Elliot Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was born in Manchester on May 5, 1948, the “baby” of four boys, to Francis and Mary Viola (Classe) Howe and was a lifelong resident of the Queen City. He was educated in the local school system and was a graduate of Manchester Memorial High School.

Jack was a proud veteran of the NH Air National Guard where he discovered his love and the challenge of firefighting and followed that desire to the Manchester Fire Department where he served for 30 years retiring as a Lieutenant in 2000. He truly loved serving the public and will be considered a hero to many. He enjoyed the outdoors and his passions included camping, hiking and cross country skiing but above all else his family always came first. Most recently, he became interested in geneology and his family history which included a trip to Ireland. He was a member of the Manchester Professional Firefighters Association and the Amoskeag Presbyterian Church where he often volunteered to record many of the services. He was never lacking a good joke or story and will be fondly remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, son, brother and friend.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers David Howe and Daniel Howe and his sister-in-law Cecile Howe.

Members of his family include his wife of 49 years Patricia (Bellemare) Howe of Manchester, his daughter Kellie Howe of Hooksett, his son Christopher Howe also of Manchester, his granddaughter Kayla Neal and her husband Charles and his great-grandson Charlie Neal all of North Carolina, his brother Robert Howe and his wife Diane of Manchester and his sister-in-law Irene Howe of Florida as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation was held on Saturday March 10 from 10 to 11 am at the Amoskeag Presbyterian Church 95 Brook St. in Manchester followed by a Memorial Service. Inurnment will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations in Jack’s name be made to the Manchester Professional Firefighter’s Asso. 85 Sheffield Rd. Manchester, NH 03103 or to the Amoskeag Presbyterian Church. The McHugh Funeral Home has been entrusted by the family with his care.


  • Visitation Saturday, March 10, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 10, 2018

John T. Howe

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Jon Genier

March 8, 2018

My condolences to Jack's family. May they find comfort for their loss in the promise found at John 11:25.

Melanie Austin

March 7, 2018

I remember when Uncle Jack gave me a ride on the back of his motorcycle down Ainsworth Ave. I was petrified but of course safe. I love him, he was always great to talk to.