Arthur D. Howell Jr., Portsmouth


Arthur D. Howell Jr. of Portsmouth passed away Friday, April 5, 2013, in the Grand Islander Health Care Center.

He was the husband of Carolyn B. (Perkins) Howell.

Born in Fall River, Mass., he was the son of the late Arthur D. and Jenny (Coggeshall) Howell. As a child, he grew up on the Glen Farm Estate and has been involved with its preservation. When younger he enjoyed sailing on his boat Surprise.

Arthur worked as a quality control supervisor for Raytheon for many years. He was a very active member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. He enjoyed traveling with his wife in their RV around the country. Arthur was a member of the Seaside Sam Club of Newport County and the Good Sam International RV Club.

Besides his wife of 41 years, he leaves a sister, Nan Waters of Tiverton, and several nieces and nephews.

His memorial services will be held later this summer in St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 324 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI. Private burial services were held in the family’s lot in St. Mary’s Churchyard.

Donations in his memory may be made to Robert Potter League for Animals, PO Box 412, Newport, RI 02840.

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