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Howard L. Freeman, III

August 31, 1935 ~ July 4, 2019 (age 83)

Howard Leslie Freeman, III of Fall River, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 4, 2019 at the Somerset Ridge Nursing Home. Born on August 31, 1936 in Boston, Massachusetts to Howard Leslie Freeman, Jr. and Gladys (Schonback) Freeman, he lived most of his life in the New England area.

 

Howard was a passionate man who enjoyed many things including bowling, softball, road trips and church service.

 

Howard was extremely proud of his two boys Howard and Charles. As they grew up he participated in various areas of their lives. He was a Cub Scout leader and chairman, Boy Scout leader and JC’s Baseball coach, all in Hudson, Massachusetts.

 

His passion also was reflected in the work he did throughout his life. This includes many years as a Microwave Engineer at Raytheon Corporation as well as a purchasing agent and printer at RE Smith Printing Company. He always delivered a very high quality product no matter who the customer was. He was an avid Boston Red Sox and Celtics fan and watched many games over the years.

 

Howard leaves behind his loving wife of 62 years, Barbara Hanna Freeman of Fall River, MA; two sons, Howard Leslie Freeman, IV of Broomfield, CO, and Charles Farron Freeman and his wife Ruth Stepnowski Freeman both of Acton, MA; two granddaughters, Linnea Freeman Cannon and her husband Brian Cannon of Greenville, SC, and Hannah Freeman and Jake Herrick of Springfield, MA. He was also blessed with 3 great-great granddaughters, including Linnea’s daughter Bryn, and Hannah’s step-daughters Rowan and Abby.

 

As a veteran, he served in the United States Air Force for four years during the Korean Conflict becoming a Senior Airman Ground Radio Operator.

 

Another love was his service within the church. Performing various roles like monthly calendar, speakers and volunteering for whatever was needed.

 

Another love was his service within the church. Howard excelled at performing various roles such as arranging the monthly calendar, coordinating speakers and volunteering to do whatever was needed.

 

Other enjoyments included baking his famous apple pie, Black Forest cake and fresh bread.

 

Services will be on Monday, July 8th 11:30 AM at the Auclair Funeral Home, 690 S. Main Street in Fall River, Massachusetts. A veteran’s burial service will be conducted at the Bourne Veterans Cemetery on Connery Avenue in Bourne, Massachusetts at 1:30 PM on that same day.

 

In Lieu of Flowers, please make a donations to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Ave, Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451. Online guest book at AuclairFuneralHome.com.

Another love was his service within the church. Howard excelled at performing various roles such as arranging the monthly calendar, coordinating speakers and volunteering to do whatever was needed.

 

Other enjoyments included baking his famous apple pie, Black Forest cake and fresh bread.

 

Services will be on Monday, July 8th 11:30 AM at the Auclair Funeral Home, 690 S. Main Street in Fall River, Massachusetts. A veteran’s burial service will be conducted at the Bourne Veterans Cemetery on Connery Avenue in Bourne, Massachusetts at 1:30 PM on that same day.

 

In Lieu of Flowers, please make a donations to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Ave, Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451. Online guest book at AuclairFuneralHome.com.

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