Phyllis M. Howard

  • Born: August 9, 1918
  • Died: December 2, 2018
  • Location: Easton, Massachusetts

Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services

605 Washington St
PO Box 34
Easton, MA 02375
Tel. (508) 238-4269

Tribute & Message From The Family

EASTON-----Phyllis M. (Brown) Howard, 100, a resident of Easton for the past 65 years, passed away peacefully, December 2, 2018 at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brocktton after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Robert D. Howard.

Born in Mansfield, a daughter of the late Frederick and Elsie (Crockett) Brown, she was raised in Mansfield and Franklin and was a graduate of Franklin High School Class of 1935.

Phyllis began her career as a bookkeeper for Franklin Lumber. Later, she became the bookkeeper for JO Dean Grain Mill of Easton.

An active member of the Order of the Eastern Star, she enjoyed sewing. A devout Christian, she enjoyed priceless memories spent with her family,

Phyllis is survived by her children, John R. "Skip" Howard of Easton, Margaret R. Horne and her husband Clifford of Easton and Doreen M. Norrman and her husband John of Easton; four grandchildren, Joshua Norrman of Easton, Nicholas Norrman of Boston, Kellie Horne of Easton and Taylor Horne of Woonsocket, RI.; she was also the sister of the late Frederic Brown and Phillip Brown.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday morning from 10:00-11:00 a.m. in Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 605 Washington Street (Rte.138) Easton, followed by a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. Due to floral restrictions at the cemetery, donations in Phyllis' memory may be sent to the New England Center and Home for Veterans, 17 Court Street, Boston, MA. 02108. For directions or condolences visit


Condolence & Memory Journal

Peggie,Skip,Dodi, I am so very sorry to hear that your Mom has passed. I have to say I am so grateful I got to see her last year and visit going down memory lane was so much fun. (She did not not forget a thing good or bad). I have the very best memories of her and I know you all do as well. Love, Deb

Posted by Deb (Warkel) Black - Hudson, NC   December 23, 2018

Psalm 90:10 says that the days of our years are 70 years, And if because of special mightiness they are 80 years.
May the memories of the wonderful times you shared together bring a smile and joy in your heart.

Posted by A friend   December 19, 2018

I pray that Phylllis' family experience the comfort of "the God of tender mercies" at their time of loss. Be assured that she will remain in God's memory as she will in yours. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Posted by A friend   December 13, 2018

Peggy, Dodi and Skip,

So sorry to hear of your moms passing, I have so may good memories of her.
After a morning in the barn, going upstairs to have lunch. Her bringing your Dads lunch to him in the living room sitting at his TV tray. And all the while putting up with us loud kids!! Also at the old grain mill as well. She was one of the kindest and good hearted people I had the pleasure of knowing.

Posted by Nancy and Brian Riley - South Easton, MA - Family Friend   December 05, 2018

Peggy & sorry to hear of the passing if your Mom.
Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Deb Deutsch Copeland - Avin, MA - Friend   December 04, 2018