Philip E. Howard Sr.

September 23, 1947July 4, 2021

On Sunday, July 4, 2021, Philip. E. Howard Sr. passed away at the age of 73.

Phil was born on September 23, 1947 in New London to Harry and Hazel (Ritenour) Howard. A self-proclaimed “Swamp Yankee,” Phil was raised in Niantic and lived there most of his life. He graduated from New London High School in 1965. Upon graduating, he enlisted in the US Coast Guard.

He is survived by his ex-wife Margaret Howard of Niantic; his children Mary H.M. Howard of Niantic and Philip E. Howard Jr. (Teresa) of Round Rock, TX; grandsons Daniel and David Howard of Round Rock, TX; sister Mary V. Howard of Groton; nephew Benjamin Farrar of Groton; and niece Julia Farrar of Stonington.

There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be private.


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Philip E. Howard Sr.

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September 11, 2021

Always enjoyed Phil’s company whether The Fishtale lunches or our “ special “ lunch socials.
He so enjoyed his pot roast & I made sure he was able to have it more than once!
He always never ceased to amaze me with his accurate recall of time & events in his life!
RIP dear soul!

Jerry Connors

July 10, 2021

Mary and Family Members,,
I was so sorry to hear of Phil's passing. Sharing his company during the many lunches we ate together created memories I will always cherish. My sincere condolences to all family members. Jerry

Jay Berardino

July 6, 2021

Mary and family,

So sorry for your loss. Phil was a good man and a friend.