Howard J. Therrien

WESTBROOK – Howard J. Therrien, 74, of Westbrook, passed away on Feb. 17, 2021, of natural causes at his residence in Westbrook, Maine.

A celebration of life ceremony will be held on March 5, 2021, from 2-5 p.m., at Hobbs Funeral Home located at 671 US Route 1 Scarborough, Maine. Please join us.

Howard was born in Bennington, Vermont, to Howard Joseph Therrien and Pauline Marjorie (Smith) Therrien on July 15, 1946. He went to high school at Bennington Catholic High School and graduated in 1967. After graduation Howard worked at WT Grants in Vermont and where he met the love of his life, Donna Dooley. They married on July 18, 1969, and a few years later they decided to move to Maine and continue to raise and expand their family. Howard worked as a furniture salesman/manager throughout the years to support and spoil the family.

“Howie” was known for his sarcastic sense of humor and quips that he thought were extremely funny. He loved family time especially around the holidays and would spoil us all. He rooted for all New York sport teams but is known for his love of the New York Yankees and his favorite player Mickey Mantle. He would always wear a Yankees hat or t-shirt and would quickly defend them while living in Red Sox nation. Howard loved his pets especially his Jack Russell named “Buddy.” Howard cherished his wife Donna and they were inseparable and showed what a marriage should be. They both were so proud to move to Indiana upon retirement and watch their grandson Mikey Parker play high school and college basketball. Howard was his biggest fan and kept a scrapbook of all his accolades. After the passing of his wife Donna in 2016 Howard found stability and an abundance of friends that he cherished at the Liza Harmon community in Westbrook.

Howard is preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Camilla (Cami) Therrien, and his beloved wife, Donna Therrien.

Howard is survived by his sister and brother in-law, Paula and Dana Chellis of Shaftsbury, Vermont, his three children, son John and his wife Amy Therrien and from Westbrook, daughter Robin Therrien and grandson Mikey Parker from Fishers, Indiana, and son Michael and his wife Maryrose from Buxton.

The family wishes to extend gratitude to Hobbs Funeral Home and the Liza Harmon community of friends and staff. He will be missed but not forgotten. Go Yankees!

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Westbrook, ME 04092

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