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Richard "Ricky" Howes

Richard "Ricky" Howes, 64, of Gardner, formerly of Waltham, MA died peacefully Saturday, October 21, 2017 in his residence surrounded by family, following a brief battle with stomach cancer.
He was born in Waltham on November 1, 1952, the son of the late Paul L. and Mary (Shutt) Howes.
Ricky was a machinist employed by Artisan Industries, Inc. of Waltham for 33 years, retiring in 2014. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1018 of Waltham.
He loved going to Las Vegas and Foxwoods; and he also enjoyed playing cards and playing pool. Ricky was an avid fan of the New England Patriots, and he loved watching the television series "Blue Bloods". Ricky treasured spending time with his family and he adored his grandchildren.
He leaves his wife of 30 years, Cheryl A. (Hansen) Howes; two daughters, Jennifer N. Howes Sund and her husband Pete of Athol and Meghan E. Hutchins and her husband Josh of Winchendon; Kirby E. Bennett of Winchendon, whom he considered his third daughter; one brother, Paul Howes and his wife Joyce of Charlotte, North Carolina; two sisters, Janet Nedza and her husband John of Waltham and Maureen Turmel of Waltham; seven grandchildren, Jade, Shawn, Pacey, Lorilai, Harlie, Maya and Kaylee; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday, October 26th at 11:00 a.m. in the Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery, Gardner.
Calling hours will be held Thursday, October 26th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home.
Ricky's family would like to extend a special 'thank you' to the hospice staff of GVNA Healthcare, Inc. for their extraordinary care, and they would like memorial contributions to be made to GVNA Healthcare, Inc., Hospice, 34 Pearly Lane, Gardner, MA 01440. Please reference in memory of Richard Howes.
"Hit the road Jack... ."
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Visitation Details

Thursday, October 26th, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am, Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols St., Gardner

Service Details

Thursday, October 26th, 2017 11:00am, Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols St., Gardner

Interment Details

Wildwood Cemetery, Gardner

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Ijust found out that Ricky has passed. I an shocked and sad. My deepest condolences goes out to Oaul, Joyce, Maureen, his wife and daughters. Msy it bring comfort to you that his suffering has ceased and he's in Heaven with his Mom And Dad, And now Janet. Ny Deeoest Sympathy

Kathy (O''Brien) Santaniello Mar 23 2018 12:00 AM

I am living in Florida and just heard about Ricky passing. I am very sorry for your loss. He was an old childhood friend. I never saw him talk about or treat anyone unkindly. Our lives took different paths as we became adults. He was always friendly when I ran into in Waltham and spoke proudly about his family. With Sympathy, Bob O'Brien

Bob OBrien Mar 23 2018 12:00 AM

I love my grampie

Jade Feb 5 2018 12:00 AM

To Maureen, Paul, Joyce, John, Janet and the whole Howes, family, I am very sorry for your loss.

Tom Mccluskey Oct 30 2017 12:00 AM

Cheryl - my condolences to you and your family. So sad. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Xoxo. Janice York Torilli

Janice York Torilli Oct 25 2017 12:00 AM

Ricky was a very close friend when we worked at Artisan together back in the good old days. My thoughts and prayers are with Cheryl and the rest of Ricky's family.

Steve Macchi Oct 25 2017 12:00 AM

Mine and Mark's sincere heartfelt condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Karen LeBlanc Oct 25 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss, Ricky always made you laugh. He is at peace and with Mom and especially POPS. GOD REST HIS SOUL.

Tim & Marnie Kelly Oct 24 2017 12:00 AM

To the entire Howes Family ! Jim & I wish to extend our deepest sympathy to all of you. We know it has been a difficult time for you, knowing your losing a loved one is never easy. Even thou we are not immediate family, to us we alway's consider you guys all as family ! All of you are in our thoughts & prayers at this time. Kathy & Jim Marchese

Kathy & Jim Marchese Oct 24 2017 12:00 AM

Cheryl,Jen,& Meghan. Our Deepest Condolences are with all of you at this difficult time. Happy we were able to spend some time with him over the past few months. He will always be in our hearts..R.I.P. Rick-No !

Kathy & Jim Marchese Oct 24 2017 12:00 AM

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