Gilbertville - Michael G. Howe, 64, of Gilbertville died suddenly on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital.
He leaves his loving wife of 40 years Cheryl (St. George) Howe; two sons, Jason P. Howe and his wife Crystal of Gardner and Patrick M. Howe and his wife Ashley of Ware; five brothers, Ronald C. Howe and his wife Holly of Rutland, Jefferey S. Howe and his wife Chris of New Braintree, Kenneth A. Howe of New Braintree, David E. Howe and his wife Rhonda of New Braintree and Scott R. Howe of New Braintree; four sisters, Patricia A. Young and her husband Ralph of Ware, Janet E. Bigos and her husband Alan of New Braintree, Anne M. Borelli and her husband Mark of New Braintree and Barbara Vadnais and her husband Philip of Hubbardston; 2 grandchildren Allie and Colton and 3 step-grandchildren, Michael, Cody and Alyssa. He was predeceased by his brother Charles F. Howe Jr. He was born in Holden, son of the late Charles and Carol (Riffenburg) Howe.
Michael was the Highway Superintendent in the Town of Hardwick for 20 years before retiring. Prior to that, he worked for the New Braintree Highway Department. He also worked at the family business, Howe Farms his entire life.
Michael was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He loved working and kept himself busy. He enjoyed working in his yard, during all seasons, and watched the Weather Channel to keep up to date on the changing weather. He was also an excellent cook and always had dinner ready. He was nostalgic about watching classic television shows and in his younger years he spent time with this sons hunting and fishing.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, March 1, 2019 from 4:00 – 6:00PM in the Varnum Funeral Home, Inc., 43 East Main St., West Brookfield. A Funeral Mass will be held in St. Aloysius Church, 64 Church Street, Gilbertville on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 10:00AM. Everyone should meet at the church. Burial will be held in St. Aloysius Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Aloysius Church, PO Box 542, Gilbertville, MA 01031.