Robert Franklin Howe, 79 died on January 17, 2017 at Concord Hospital following a period of failing health. A lifelong resident of Holderness, Robert was born in Plymouth on December 5, 1937 the son of David P. and Amelia [Mitchell] Howe Sr. He attended elementary school in Holderness and was a graduate of Ashland High School.

After his school years Robert was employed at L.W. Packard Woolen Mills in Ashland, Colby Lyford Construction, and at Rockywold-Deephaven Camps in Holderness in the maintenance department. He enjoyed fishing, farming, and gardening. He was predeceased by his wife Janice and son Scott.

He is survived by his daughters Angela Howe-Gaudet of Holderness and Vickie Erickson, sons Bill Greene of Holderness, and James Greene of New Hampton, 7 grandchildren, a brother Allen Howe of Holderness, and his nephew Barry Eastman of Holderness, and nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held at the Dupuis Funeral Home, 11 Hill Avenue in Ashland on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 2-4 PM. A spring burial will be on May 13, 2017 at 12:30 PM in Green Grove Cemetery in Ashland. Donations may be made to R.F. Howe Fund c/o Meredith Village Savings Bank, PO Box 552, Ashland, NH 03217.   Dupuis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements; for more info go to