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Howard K. French Jr.

April 8, 1947 ~ September 7, 2018 (age 71)

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Howard K. French, Jr., 71, of Manchester, CT passed away September 7, 2018. He was born April 8, 1947, in Willimantic, CT, the son of Howard K. French, Sr. and Edna (Jansen) French. 


On June 30, 1992, in Ludlow, VT, Howard married his soulmate, Katharyn, and they enjoyed 26 years of marriage together. They enjoyed travelling, especially through Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont and Cape Cod, so much that it was rare to see Howard without Katharyn. 


Howard was a reporter and worked for the Journal Inquirer for 37 years. He was proud of his job and with the people he worked. He was a kind, generous and extremely thoughtful man, always remembering dates and anything that was important to someone else. Howard had a special place in his heart for all things related to the railroad and was a member of various historic railroad societies. He was also an avid animal lover.


Along with dog Shamrock, his pride and joy, Howard leaves his stepson Lucan Hyde and partner Trey Frazee, stepson David Hyde and partner Shawna Morse; sister-in-law, Jackie Blakely and her husband Larry of Vermont; brothers-in-law, Ernie Covey and his wife Shari of Pittsburg, N.H., and Charlie Covey of Georgia.


At Howard’s request, there will be no services. 

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