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Howard M. Simpson

Lunenburg, Mass. — Loving husband, father and grandfather Howard Myron Simpson, 86, passed away peacefully at home Thursday, June 27 after an illness with his loving family at his bedside.

Howard leaves his wife of 59 years, Barbara H. (Hartwell) Simpson, their wedding anniverasry was June 26. He also leaves three daughters, Beverly J. Simpson of Lehigh Acres, Fla.., Nancy E. Niemi and husband Charles of Grafton, N.H. and Audrey L. Fors and husband David of Lunenburg. He also leaves his brother and sister-in-law Forest and Joan Simpson of Lebanon, N.H., along with seven grandchildren, Ben, Spencer, Mariah and Hannah Niemi; Tyler, D.J. and Nicole Fors. His brother George and sisters Alice, Jenny and Ellen predeceased him.

Howard was born in Springfield, Vt., on August 24, 1926, the son of George and Lena (Tenney) Simpson. He graduated from Stevens High School as part of the class of 1946 in Claremont, N.H. He moved to Lunenburg in 1963.

Howard was a systems analyst and had been employed at Wyman Gordon in Worcester, the former Fitchburg Paper Co. and lastly at Boston University. He loved Golf, the Boston Red Sox and vacationing winters in Florida and summering at the lake house in N.H.

Howard was a U.S.Army veteran of the Korea era and served with the 334th Engineer Truck Co. in Germany.

Relatives and friends are invited to a calling hour on Wednesday July 3, from 11:00 am. to 12:00 pm. followed by a service at 12:00 pm. in the

Bosk Funeral Home 85 Blossom St. Fitchburg. Burial will follow in North Cemetery, Lunenburg. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Beacon Hospice 36 Williams St. Leominster, Ma. 01453. boskfuneralhome.com.