We are sad to announce the passing of Al Howarth.



NORTH DIGHTON… Albert L. Howarth, II, age 87, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, July 12, 2023.

Albert leaves behind his beloved wife, Lorraine (Platt) Howarth of North Dighton. Born in Pawtucket, RI to the late Albert L. Howarth and Rita G. (Brady) Sherman.

Mr. Howarth served his nation in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Following his service, Al went on to have a career in forms and refrigeration installation. He loved racing cars at the Seekonk Speedway in his younger years. He then moved on to be a race horse owner trainer. Up until his death, he served as the Commander at the American Legion Post 302 in Rehoboth, MA. Al was known for being outgoing. He loved working. He also enjoyed cooking.

In addition to his wife, he leaves behind his sons, Michael, Christopher, George, and daughter, Michelle and son in law Robert Santos and daughter in law Jo-Ann Perry along with brothers, Bobby, Freddy and sisters, Rosemary and Audrey; 12 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, the late Albert L. Howarth, his daughter, the late Robin Howarth, his brother, the late Noel Howarth, and his sisters, the late Doris Betts and Theresa Green.

The family requests in lieu of flowers donations to the American Legion post 302 PO Box 1 Rehoboth MA 02769 or dropped off in the white mailbox inside the post. Al would have wanted that.

Inurnment of cremains will be held on Thursday, August 3, 2023 at 11:15 AM at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, MA, with a procession leaving at 10:15 AM from South Coast Funeral Home, 1555 Pleasant Street, Fall River, MA 02723. A celebration of life will then be held on Sunday, August 6, 2023 at 1 PM at the American Legion Post 302, located at 84 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA, 02769.