John Warren Howland

January 2nd, 2014

John Warren Howland, of Tewksbury, formerly of Revere, passed away unexpectedly on January 1st 2014.

John graduated Arlington High School in 1951 and then he served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After leaving the Army, John attended and graduated from the Bentley College of Accounting and Finance. His professional career was started at John Hancock in Boston where he retired as Vice President of Financial Services after working there for over 40 years. He was actively involved in John Hancock’s annual campaign for the United Way and was a yearly volunteer for the Boston Marathon.

After living and raising his family in Revere, Massachusetts for 46 years, they moved to Stonebury Crossing in Tewksbury. John was an active member in the Stonebury Condo association, serving as President.  John was also Chairman of the Briarwood Condominium Association for 30 years in West Yarmouth, where he and his wife owned a vacation home. They enjoyed the Cape for many years of golf and relaxation. They also spent several years wintering in Fort Myers Beach, FL, where he leaves behind several very close friends.

John will be remembered by his family as a devoted husband, and a loving father and grandfather. He will be remembered by everyone who knew him for his leadership and generosity.

John was the loving husband of Dolores (DellaPorta) Howland for 55 years, beloved father of Kenneth Howland and his wife Tammy of Wilmington, the late Gary Howland of Revere and Robin Memory Frost and her husband Gary of Wilmington, cherished grandfather of Katie, Emma and Ashleigh Howland and Jonathan, Zachary, Jeremy and Nicolas Frost, son of the late Donald and Mary (Maguire) Howland, dear brother of the late Richard Howland of Somerville, William “Bill” Howland of Birmingham, AL and his late wife Nancy, the late Donald Howland, survived by his wife Patricia of Everett, Nancy Doyle and her late husband Maurice of Derry, NH and the late Bruce Howland, survived by his wife Donna of Chelmsford.  John is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather for a funeral on Monday, January 6th, at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rt. 62), Wilmington, at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Dorothy’s Church, 120 Main St. (Rt. 38), Wilmington, at 10:00 a.m.  Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, January 5, 2014 from 2:00 -6:00 p.m. Interment with Military Honors to follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  Memorial donations in John’s name can be made to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Avenue, Suite 6, Waltham, MA  02451-8750.


7 Entries in Guest Book for “John Warren Howland”

  1. The O'Donoghue Family says:

    Delores, Kenny, Tammy, Robin, Gary
    Katie, Emma, Ashley, Jono, Zack, Jeremy & Nicholas,
    We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your husband, Dad and grandfather. His love of his family was beyond words. He was a wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.
    Sean, Tricia, Shannon, Emily & Melissa

  2. Hinkle and Jane Avellino says:

    Hinkle and I are so sorry to hear that Warren has passed. We will remember him as a bright, kind and humorous gentleman. Warren certainly has left us all with wonderful memories.

  3. Joseph and Charlotte Sardina says:

    Auntie Dee, Kenny, Tammy, Robin, Gary and family,

    We are sorry that we couldn’t make it to Uncle Warren’s funeral and to be with you all today. You have all been in our thoughts, and he’s in our prayers, that he got to Heaven before you even knew he had departed. He will always be remembered, and always missed. He leaves a great legacy as a man of virtue, intelligence and devotion to his family. There’s no better way to leave the ones he loved than to always be remembered as the good man he remained. We are so sorry for your precious loss. Please accept our condolences and wishes for a peaceful acceptance that he’s with those who have passed before in the presence of his Lord. We love you all.
    Joseph and Charlotte

  4. Stanley Wells says:

    Dear Dolores, Mary Ellen and I were totally surprised to hear of Warren’s passing. Please accept our deepest and dearest condolences. God bless you and your family.

  5. Joe and Jan Daly says:

    I just came to see this notice as I was looking up a dear friend the woods. warren and I have been friends since jr. high school days. a outstanding classmate and friend. I have seen him at our class reuions class 51. a part of our class and history has pass with warren passing. you allll are in our prayers, as m c of class we shall recall him at next time for sure. joe daly former state rep . , former director veteran services town of Arlington. member Arlington high school hall of fame. p.s. as we say at veteran funeral warren has been call to the high commander of us all

  6. MaryAnn Donahue says:

    Dear Dolores and Family …
    A personal note will follow. I simply want you all to know that although we’ve never met my thoughts and prayers are with you now. Although we left AHS in the class of ‘51, Warren and I didn’t really connect until our recent class reunion luncheons. For the past two years, he was the wind beneath my wings. I always knew I could count him for whatever the moment needed and miss him already. You were much blessed to have had him as part of your lives!

  7. John and Shirley Mantone says:

    We send to Dolores and family our most sincere sympathy with the loss of Warren. Hopefully the many happy memories you have of him and the sympathy and prayers of family and friends will help you through this most difficult time. We will remember all the times we were fortunate enough to share with him and his family. God bless you all.

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