Jean Roberton Howland

Share This Obituary

Memories & Candles

“I am so sorry to hear about Jean. She was a wonderful and sweet person. I was her hairstylist before she moved from Good Sam and I always enjoyed...Read More »
1 of 1 | Posted by: Betty Fratto - Kissimmee, FL

Love Emblem

Jean Roberton Howland, 93, of Vernon, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 17th, 2022. She was the beloved wife of the late Earl Howland.

Born on May 13, 1928 in Saint John, New Brunswick, she was the daughter of the late David and Rhea (Bissett) Thomson.

She graduated from Saint John High School, New Brunswick Teacher's College, and Gordon College, Boston MA. While a student at Gordon, she met and married the love of her life, Earl.

Jean taught school for thirty years, ending her career in Pittsfield, ME., where she and her husband owned and operated the Donald H. Shorey Funeral Chapel.
Jean was involved in Christian work all her life. While a member of First Baptist Church in Pittsfield, ME., she served as Sunday school superintendent and a member of the choir and bell choir. After retirement, she and Earl moved to Good Samaritan Village in Kissimmee, FL. where Jean volunteered in several village activities. She served as soloist and choir member in the G.S. Community Church where she was a member. Recently Jean moved to West Hartford where she entertained the staff of Brookdale Senior Living with her antics. Jean was much loved and will be missed.

She is survived by her three children and their families; daughter, Elizabeth (Howland) Chadbourne and husband Mark of Old Town, ME; two sons, David Howland of Fairfield, ME and Daniel Howland of Vernon; six cherished grandchildren, Amy (Chadbourne) Leland and husband Matthew, Rachel (Chadbourne) Solomon and husband Jeremy, Kristen (Howland) Colburn and husband Keenan, Matthew Howland and wife Summer, Lindsay Howland, and Ian Howland; two great grandchildren, Eowyn Leland and Nathanial Solomon; and sister-in-law, Donna Wilson.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her sister Ruth Henderson and husband Angus, sister-in-law Lillian Howland and brother-in-law Sanford Wilson.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date private to the family. The Cremation Society of Windsor has care of the arrangements. For online condolences please visit