METHUEN, Mass. — Ronald G. Howell, 81, of Methuen, Massachusetts passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017, at his home with his family by his side. 

He was born in Manchester, New Hampshire and was the son of the late Raymond and Winifred (Clain) Howell.

Mr. Howell was raised in Buffalo and Cortland, New York. He also lived in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, Chelmsford, Massachusetts, and Florida before moving to Methuen a year ago to live with his daughter. He was a retired salesman and worked for Metropolitan Life and John Hancock Insurance Companies. 

He was preceded in death by: his brothers, Robert and Richard Howell.

Mr. Howell is survived by: his wife of 60 years, Carolyn (Finnemore) Howell; son, Ronald Howell and his wife Elizabeth, of North Chelmsford; daughters, Carol Scribner and her husband Rodney, of Methuen and Cynthia Howell, of Shutesbury, Massachusetts; brother, Raymond Howell and his wife Fay, of Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Rebecca, Ronald, Anthony, Christopher and Nicole. He also leaves many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend services at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at Laurel Hills Cemetery, Saco Maine. Arrangements are by Cataudella Funeral Home, Methuen, Massachusetts. 

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to your local hospice organization. 

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