On Monday, December 6th, 2021, decorated Naval Korean War veteran and retired serviceman for the United States Postal Service, Howard Arthur Cary (87 years old) passed peacefully in his sleep at his Coventry residence on Ash Brook Drive; he was surrounded by his loved ones during his final moments. Born on November 27th, 1934, in Waterbury, Vermont to father Elwood Cary and mother Grace, he first fell in love with his life’s passion for fishing. If the word “passion” needed a tangible reference, in early March, you could find Howard packing his license, every rod and reel, pound-test fishing line, hook, and bobber he had in his tackle box to get ready for opening day; opening day in April….
The only other facet of his life which he got as excited to go out of the way an entire month in advance for, was his family. He is survived by his loving wife Donna of almost thirty-seven years, his sons Glen, Dennis, Shaun, Peter (deceased), and Joseph (deceased) as well as his daughters Florence and Heather. Howard was also blessed with eleven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and three “grandpups” during his time. He shook your hand with a warm smile and always entertained with a story that would leave a chuckle in your gut. I will remember Howard strongly in the garage of his home where his fly rods are hanging on the walls and tools scattered throughout the bench. He will be forever missed and celebrated by his loving family in the years to come. Goodbyes are not forever and definitely not the end, it only means I’ll miss you, until we see each other again. A celebration of life will be held on opening day of the 2022 fishing season (April 9th, 2022) to honor his love for fishing. A time will be coordinated at a future date.