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“Rest in peace mary howard always remembered but never forgotten ”
1 of 43 | Posted by: Paulina Langley - Melrose, MA

“With deep sympathy to Mary's friends and family. She will be truly missed. ”
2 of 43 | Posted by: Mary Corsaro - Quincy, MA

“My condolences to her Family.she was granted a special gift being able to work in such a difficult filed she will continue to watch over the angels...Read More »
3 of 43 | Posted by: Tim Fleming - Cambridge, MA

“Our condolences to your family, we wish you strength during this difficult time. We just saw her a week before she left and she was excited about the...Read More »
4 of 43 | Posted by: Mike & Tricia - Woburn, MA

“To the Howard Family, Mary's Friends and Co-Workers; Our family was deeply saddened when we heard Mary had passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
5 of 43 | Posted by: The Kings - Atascadero, CA

“To the Howard Family~ I just want to say how very saddened we all are to hear of Mary's passing. She was such a light in this world and her smile,...Read More »
6 of 43 | Posted by: A friend

“Tracey, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. ”
7 of 43 | Posted by: Elena Cox - Shirley, MA

“I am saddened to learn about Mary....she was always the most smiley girl I worked with at Seven Hills many years thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
8 of 43 | Posted by: Kori Towle - Fitchburg, MA

“Tracy, Brian and I were saddened to hear of Mary's passing. No words can express your loss. Heaven has a beautiful angel. Our thoughts and prayers...Read More »
9 of 43 | Posted by: Brian and Madeline Burak - MA

“Tracey, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts during these stressful days <3 ”
10 of 43 | Posted by: Christina Morse - Pepperell, MA

“Tracey, The stories of the kids growing up were conversations that I loved having with you at work. They were so young, then they turned into...Read More »
11 of 43 | Posted by: Krissy Carbone - Lunenburg, MA

“Tracey, Kevin and family,We are so very sorry for your loss. Mary was the most energetic and beautiful little girl and may your strength carry you...Read More »
12 of 43 | Posted by: Tesini Family - Pepperell, MA

“Family- I am so sorry for your loss. Mary was like no other. Her love, energy and passion for friendship, work and life was sincerely contagious. She...Read More »
13 of 43 | Posted by: Taryn Flanagan - Watertown, MA

“Tracey, You are in my thoughts and prayers at the loss of your daughter. Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort and strength. ”
14 of 43 | Posted by: Lois Fontaine - Fitchburg, MA

“Tracey, I am so sorry for what you & your family are going through. My thoughts & prayers go out to you all. God Bless you. ”
15 of 43 | Posted by: Cheryl Morais

16 of 43 | Posted by: Chris Birt - Allenstown, NH

“Tracey,So very sorry for the loss of Mary. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. ”
17 of 43 | Posted by: Chris Birt - Allenstown, NH

“Tracey, I'm so sorry for the loss of your precious Mary. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
18 of 43 | Posted by: Marcia Warmath - San Antonio, TX

“Tracey, I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter Mary. Our children shouldn't ever leave this earth before us. She is an angel watching over you...Read More »
19 of 43 | Posted by: Kathy Clark - Townsend, MA

“Tracy - I am so sorry to hear of your loss. ”
20 of 43 | Posted by: Michael LaTerz - Groton, MA

“Tracy, there are no words to express how deeply sorry I am for your loss. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this...Read More »
21 of 43 | Posted by: Carly Blais - Mason, NH

“I am sure it wouldn't matter if Mary was 30 or 60 it has to be heart breaking to lose your daughter. My heart goes out to you. I pray you can...Read More »
22 of 43 | Posted by: Katherine Stanwood - Ashby, MA

“I'm just heartbroken. Rest in peace, Mary ”
23 of 43 | Posted by: A friend

“There are no words to express our heartbreak for you and your family. We can't even imagine the depth of your pain. Please know we love you and are...Read More »
24 of 43 | Posted by: Nancy & Jim Heussler - Merrimack, NH

“"Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they...Read More »
25 of 43 | Posted by: Doris & Joe Vendetti - Townsend, MA

“May God comfort and hold you all in His loving embrace, praying for you and your entire family and friends. ”
26 of 43 | Posted by: Nelle Anderson - Ayer, MA

“TraceyI am so Sorry for you loss of your daughter. I know how special she was to you. My prayers are with you and your family ”
27 of 43 | Posted by: Sally LIndsay - Shirley, MA

28 of 43 | Posted by: JENNIFER MADSEN - GREENVILLE, NH

“So sorry to hear of your loss. Praying for you and your family. God bless you and help you through difficult time. ”
29 of 43 | Posted by: Terry Fogg - New Ipswich, NH

“Tracey, my thoughts and prayers are with you.God Bless! ”
30 of 43 | Posted by: Linda McCuddy - New Ipswich, NH

“There are no words in the world that will console parents grieving the death of a child. Even though we are at a loss of words, we pray that God will...Read More »
31 of 43 | Posted by: Every Parent ~

“Heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family during this difficult time. So sorry for your loss. Mary was a beautiful girl inside and out and...Read More »
32 of 43 | Posted by: Sandra Ryan - Townsend, MA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this extremely difficult time. You will be sorely missed by the students and parents at...Read More »
33 of 43 | Posted by: Caryn Budd - Franklin

“And we wept that one so lovely should have a life so brief. William Cullen Bryant Tracy so sorry for your loss ”
34 of 43 | Posted by: Doris & Joe Vendetti - Townsend, MA

“My thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this difficult time. ”
35 of 43 | Posted by: Deborah Campbell - milford, NH

“To all of Mary's family, I was deeply sadenned to hear of Mary's passing, I remembered her well from work at Seven Hills. She was always smiling...Read More »
36 of 43 | Posted by: Fred Cackett - Ashburnham, MA

“Tracey,All my love, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time.Joni Orender ”
37 of 43 | Posted by: Joni Orender - Townsend, MA

“To Mary's Family, I am thinking of you at this most difficult time. You have my deepest condolences. Mary was a great friend and one of the most...Read More »
38 of 43 | Posted by: Meredith Camilli - Billerica, MA

“Sending strength to your family during this time. Rest easy Mary, fly high! ”
39 of 43 | Posted by: Natasha C - Townsend, MA

“Tracy I am so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family ”
40 of 43 | Posted by: Annmarie Upperman - Westford, MA

“Miss you every second of every day... ”
41 of 43 | Posted by: Laura Schooley - Milford, NH

“Dear Traey, Kevin and Scott:There are no words. Those we love take up the most room in our hearts, where they live forever!Huge hugs,Suzanne and...Read More »
42 of 43 | Posted by: Suzanne and Patrick Goetz/Flaherty - MA

“Mary will always remain in our hearts.Love,Chris,Lisa, and Matthew ”
43 of 43 | Posted by: Lisa Wood - Pepperell, MA



Mary Elizabeth Howard, 30 of Waltham, formerly of Pepperell, MA passed away unexpectedly, while on vacation in Playa del Carmen, Mexico on April 30th.


She was born on September 18, 1985, the loving daughter of Tracey (Haskell) and the late Frederick Howard. She grew up in Pepperell and was a 2004 graduate of North Middlesex Regional High School. Mary received an Associate's Degree in Human Services from Middlesex Community College.


She worked as a CNA at Seven Hills Pediatric Center in Groton for several years and most recently worked at The Guild for Human Services in Waltham, MA.  Mary was an assistant teacher in the 1 to 1 program where she thoroughly enjoyed working with her students and fellow staff members. Mary was recognized for providing quality programs and impeccable care for her students. Mary will be remembered for her infectious personality and bright smile, which lit up the hallways of The Guild School.


Among her many activities, she loved going to the beach, shopping, bowling and taking her cherished students on field trips.  She also enjoyed attending country music concerts and Red Sox games. Above all else, Mary enjoyed spending time with her friends, family and her Jack Russell Terrier "Bentley", who was always there for her with his unconditional love and energetic personality.


Mary is survived by her mother Tracey B. McHugh and Scott Simas of Pepperell, MA,  her boyfriend Reinato Hilaire, of Brockton, MA, her brother Kevin R. Howard and his girlfriend  Kayla Hill of Milford, NH, her grandmothers Alma Haskell of Pepperell, MA and Linda McHugh of Gardner, MA, her aunts Amanda Conaway and her husband Bill of Brookline, NH, Brae Bowler and her husband Mike of Westminster, MA, Robin Wessells and her husband Terry of Juliette, GA, her uncles Patrick Goode and wife Teri of Lawrenceville, GA and Brett Haskell of Jacksonville, FL. 


Mary was preceded in death by her stepfather Brian McHugh of Pepperell, MA, her grandfathers Richard E. Haskell of Pepperell, MA and Edward J. McHugh of Gardner, MA.


Visiting Hours will be held on Tuesday May 10, 2016 from 4-8 pm at the the Badger Funeral Home 45 School Street, Groton. MA . A Funeral Home service will be held on Wednesday at 10 am. Burial will be at Pepperell Cemetery. In lieu of flower, checks may be made in her memory to: The Guild for Human Services, c/o The Mary Howard Fund

411 Waverley Oaks Road, Suite 104, Waltham, MA 02452.