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Howland F. Averill, Jr.

Funeral services were held privately last week for Howland Franklin Averill, Jr., formerly of Revere, who died at the Bedford VA Hospital, Bedford- Edith M. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital on Monday Nov. 7th following a long-illness.

Born & raised in Revere, Mr. Averill, was a 1958 alumnus of Revere High School. In Oct.1958 he entered the US ARMY, serving until
June of 1961, as an Airman-2nd class. His working career includes a five year term at the Watertown Arsenal and later, a ten year service with the U.S. Postal Service at the South Station Annex as a mail-handler. In 2002, “Howie” and his Mother, Rita, moved to Quincy’s Marina Bay. For the past eight & half years, he has been a patient at V.A. Hospital in Bedford, he received the optimum of care & extraordinary attention. For this, the family is most grateful and comforted.


“Howie” was the beloved son of, the late Howland F.Averill Sr. & the late Rita C. (Gover) Averill. He is the cherished brother to Dale S. Averill of Middleton, Diane M. Fisher-Gianatassio & her husband, Matthew Gianatassio of North Quincy, John F. Averill & his
wife, Lisa J. of Dallas, Texas. He is the Dear uncle to Robert A. Fisher & his wife, Jaime of Newburyport, Dr. Lauren D. Fisher & her wife, Lourdes Fisher of Brooklyn, NY., Stephen P. Averill of Peabody, Kristin L. Averill of Middleton, John T. Averill,Jr .& Alexander C. Averill both of Dallas, TX. He is also lovingly survived by 5 grand-nieces, Samantha, Shelby, Madylan, Maddison, Lia & 2 grand-nephews, Rowan, & Blake. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.



Funeral Services were Private

Remembrances may be made to the New England Center & Home for Veterans, P.O. Box 845257, Boston, MA, 02284-5257 or by visiting

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  1. The Most Reverene John J. Humphreys
    Jan 19 2017

    Howie was my first cousin. His mother and mine were sisters. Although Howie was my junior by ten years, we “grew up” together. I lost track of him about the time his mother died. He was a good friend, who paid a good many visits to us here in Florida and to the rest of my family in New Orleans.
    May God rest Howie’s soul. He will continue to have a remembrance in my Masses. Best wishes to his family members.

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