Howard W. Bryant, 102, of Fryeburg, Maine, and recipient of the Boston Cane, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at Fryeburg Health Care in Fryeburg, where he had been a resident since 2015.
He was born on Aug. 22, 1914, in Chatham, a son of Willis C. and Ethel (Guptill) Bryant and attended local schools.
Howard began his working career with Laconia Creamery and later as a forklift driver for CN Brown when they were in the wood harvesting business. For nearly 20 years, he worked as a milk driver for A.E. Bennett. In his retirement he puttered in carpentry.
A "Jack of all trades," he could be trusted with the repair and construction of nearly anything out of his garage, regardless of the material.
Howard is survived by his daughter, Jane Hennessey and her husband, Richard, of North Conway; a granddaughter, Rebecca Smullen of Center Conway; one grandson, Russell Estey of Stow, Mass.; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a special sister-in-law, Martha Doughty.
He was predeceased by his wife of 70 years, Doris (Hartford) on May 14, 2010; a son, Carroll in 1948; three sisters, Florence Thomas, Myrtle Foster, and Arlene Hamilton.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, May 20, at 2 p.m at the Chatham Center Cemetery.
Arrangements are in the care of the Wood Funeral Home, 9 Warren St., Fryeburg.
Condolences and tributes may be shared at www.woodfuneralhome.org.
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