Christopher B. Howard

chrisMajor (Ret.) Christopher B. Howard of Hudson, NH, passed away on December 12th, 2022 at age 77. Chris was born in Stamford Connecticut on October 12th, 1945 to Margery Hall Howard and Robert R. Howard Jr. He studied Electrical Engineering at Trinity College prior to becoming an officer in the United States Air Force. While serving Chris met his wife Norma. They married in 1976 and were together for 46 years until his death. They had three children.

Chris and his family moved several times during his time in the Air Force, before finally settling in Hudson, NH. He and his wife found community in each place through singing in their church choir, and in square dancing.

After retiring from the Air Force in 1988, Chris expanded his technical skills, earning his second master's degree at Rivier College. He worked as a senior software developer at Lowell Shoe and HH Brown for 27 years. He involved himself in his children's lives, volunteering with his sons' boy scout troop, taking piano lessons alongside his daughter, and attending all of her gymnastics meets.

After retirement in 2005 he continued to find ways to serve and be connected with his community by volunteering at the Nashua Soup kitchen and singing in the Concord Chorale as well as his church choir.

In addition to family and work, Chris enjoyed hiking, biking, kayaking, sailing, reading and his family's summer property on Chebeague Island (where he could do all of these things). Chris was also an active member of The Church of the Good Shepherd for 36 years.

youngmanChris is survived by his siblings, Robert, Jean and John; his wife, Norma; his children Stephen, Margery, and Jonathan; their spouses Ava, Seth, and Julie; and his grandchildren Aidan, Maiara and Eli.

Relatives and friends are invited to Chris' visitation on MONDAY, December 19th from 4 until 7 PM at ROCHETTE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMTION SERVICES, 21 Kinsley Street, Nashua. His Funeral Service will be held on TUESDAY, December 20th at 10 AM in the Church of the Good Shepherd, 214 Main Street, Nashua. KINDLY MEET AT CHURCH. Military honors will take place following his funeral service. Interment will take place at a later at the convenience of his family.

Memorial donations may be made in Chris' name to Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter (