Published in the April 6, 2017 edition.

READING — John F. “Jack” Howard, 77, of Reading and formerly of Wakefield died peacefully Sunday, April 2, at the Bear Hill Nursing Center surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Malden, on February 22, 1940, he was the son of the late Francis and Mary (Paon) Howard.

Jack was a graduate of Wakefield High School in the Class of 1957. He was a member of St. Joseph Church.

Jack was retired from the Human Resources Department at Global Insight of Lexington.

In his spare time he loved to travel to various places.

Jack was the brother of Michael Howard and wife Denise of Malden, Karen Corcoran and husband Lou of Wakefield, and Maureen Wargo and her late husband Francis of Wilmington. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church, 173 Albion St., on Saturday at 10 a.m. Interment, Forest Glade Cemetery, Wakefield.

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