Howard A. Humphrey, 77, a resident of Hillsboro House, in Hillsborough, NH and a long-time resident of Keene, NH, died peacefully on June 8, 2019, in Hospice care at Frisbie Memorial Hospital after a period of declining health due to Dementia.
Howard was born the son of the late Maurice T. Humphrey and Mable (Zwicker) Humphrey in February of 1942 in Bradford VT. Howard graduated from Bradford Academy in 1961, where he enjoyed basketball, baseball and golf.
He then pursued a career in Masonry work.
He married the late Janet Louise (Gilmond) Humphrey in August of 1962 in Bradford, VT and moved to Keene, NH, where they raised 3 daughters. Howard was self-employed until his retirement in 2010, when he stopped working to care for his wife during her illness.
Howard loved his dogs, enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, gardening, NASCAR races and playing cards with friends and dancing to country bands on Saturday nights with his wife. He had a unique sense of humor, loved a good joke and was always the one initiating a prank of some sort. He loved spending time at his camp in VT. and truly had the gift for gab.
Howard is survived by his daughter, Dorene Adams and her husband, Jarvis Adams IV of Greenfield, NH. Debbie Willett and her Fiancé’, John Guile of Keene, NH. Darcy Robinson and her husband, Scott Robinson of Keene, NH. His grandchildren; Jarvis V. Jenna, Jeremy, Josiah, Jessica, Joanna and Jonathan Adams of Greenfield, NH. Shelby Willett and her Fiancé, Scott Dorman of Keene, NH. stepgrandchild; Justin Robinson of Marlborough, NH. Step great grandchildren; Holly, Hunter and Joslynn Robinson. His sister, Kathy Thibault and her husband, Andre’ Thibault of Bradford, VT. niece, Amy Thibault and nephew, Andre’ Thibault and his wife, Teresa, other nieces and nephews and a very close friend who was like a son to Howard, Scott Beernaert of Goffstown, NH. He is pre-deceased by his wife, Janet, after 50 years of marriage and by his brother, Maurice Humphrey.
A private gathering and burial will be held at a later date. Donations to an Animal Shelter or Hospice Care Facility of your choice can be made in Howards memory for those who wish to do so. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com