Christopher F. "Papa" Howe, Sr.

February 4, 1938 ~ June 19, 2021 (age 83)


Christopher F. “ Papa “ Howe, Sr., 83, of Pawtucket passed away on Saturday, June 19 at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, MA.

Born in Providence he was the son of the late Christopher H. and Beatrice Mary ( Connors ) Howe.

Mr. Howe worked as a sales representative for Beacon Records before starting his own company New England Record and Tape. He would later go on to work for the Handleman Company where he retired from.

Family and friends were most important to Christopher, as well as his church, Holy Cross Catholic Church in Rehoboth. Christopher was very active in the church and could be found helping out with various projects and activities in and around the church. He was also an avid New York Giants fan.

Mr. Howe is survived by his children, Donna M. Caprio of East Providence, Karen A. Chace and her husband Arnie of Seekonk, MA, Christopher F. Howe, Jr. of Warwick, Michael D. Howe and his wife Wendy of Downers Grove, IL, his adoring grandchildren Erica, Desiree, Nicole, Shane, Andrew, Michael, Tyler and Kelly. He is also survived by his loving great grandchildren Ariana, Noah, Jason, Morgan, Olivia and Brock. He is also survived by his partner Madeline Simmons with whom he resided and the mother of their children Patricia A. Howe.

Mr. Howe was great grandfather of the late Jeremy Muller and brother of the late Beatrice Quinn and Patricia Bessette.

Funeral from the Russell J. Boyle and Son Funeral Home, 331 Smith Street, Providence will be Wednesday June 30, 2021 at 8:30 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am in Holy Cross Catholic Church, 141 Hornbine Road, Rehoboth, MA. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.

Family and Friends may call Tuesday June 29, 2021 from 5:00-8:00 pm in the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Holy Cross Catholic Church, c/o Bishop Ray Laliberte, 15 North Bend Street, Pawtucket, RI  02860.



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June 29, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Funeral Home, Providence
331 Smith Street
Providence, RI 02908

Funeral Service
June 30, 2021

8:30 AM
Funeral Home, Providence
331 Smith Street
Providence, RI 02908

Mass of Christian Burial
June 30, 2021

10:30 AM
Holy Cross Catholic Church (Hornbine Road, Rehoboth, St. Ann Cemetery)

June 30, 2021

12:30 PM
Saint Ann Cemetery
73 Church Street
Cranston, RI 02920

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