Howard Gardner Maxcy, 82 of the Langdon Place of Nashua, NH and formerly of Brookline, NH and West Melbourne, FL passed away peacefully and gently Monday Sept. 16, 2013 surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Plainville, MA, on June 15, 1931 the son of Ernest and Ruth (Gardner) Maxcy. Mr. Maxcy was raised in Foxboro, MA and attended local schools, including the Norfolk County Agricultural High School, Foxboro High and the University of Massachusetts.
As a youth he was actively involved in track and field, and 4-H. He proudly served with distinction in the US Army for 20 years during the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
It was in Korea that he met and married the love of his life, Hong Kyong-eh “Kil-soon /Sue” his wife of 36 years. They traveled the world together and settled in Brookline, NH in 1970 where they raised their family.
Howie was an expert philatelist and successfully ran his business, Stamps of the Far East. He worked for the State of NH as a Liquor Investigator. Howie was a legend. He found his calling when He, Sue and their children owned and operated Abbott’s Market in Merrimack. They sold the best Kimchi, home cured corned beef and had the coldest beer in town.
Howie had many loves, including gardening, traveling, researching Scottish genealogy, photography, deep discussions of politics, current events, world history, and stamp collecting. He most of all loved his family.
Howie’s family would like to extend their most heartfelt gratitude to Carmen and the volunteers of SolAmor Hospice and the entire staff at Langdon Place of Nashua for their loving kindness and care for Howie.
Howie was pre-deceased by his wife Sue who passed away in 1991, and a sister and brother in-law, Carol and Donald Magnason.
Members of his family include a son George Maxcy of Nashua, a daughter and son in-law, Helen and Peter Ballou of Brookline, NH and a brother and sister in-law, Dick and Sue Maxcy of Mansfield, MA; a sister and brother in-law, Peggy and Dan Sullivan of Brewster, MA and numerous nieces and nephews and their families in the US and Korea.
Calling hours will be in the Rivet Funeral Home, 425 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack, NH Thursday from 3-7 PM. A Graveside service will be held in the Plainville Cemetery, Plainville, MA on Friday at 10:30 AM. Family requests memorial contributions to be made to the Wounded Warriors Project or to a Veterans organization of one’s choice.
For more info or to view an online Memorial go to rivetfuneralhome.com