Howard Wayne Beard

February 5, 2019


Howard Wayne Beard Sr., 73, of Taunton, passed away on Tuesday, February 5th, 209, at Brigham and Women's Hospital of Boston surrounded by his family. He was the devoted, loving husband for 52 years to Cynthia (Roberio) Beard.

Howard was born in Taunton, and was a son of the late John E. Beard and Thelma (Tillson) Beard.

Howard worked construction and was a member of Laborers Local Union 876. He was an avid Boston Bruins fan and enjoyed hunting and fishing, having been a longtime member of the Carver Sportsman's Club. Howard also enjoyed scratch tickets, trips to Twin River and going on cruises. Most of all, he cherished the time he spent with his friends and family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was so excited to welcome his new great-grandson this coming May.

He leaves behind his Cynthia; daughter Holly Julio and her husband John of Taunton, son Howard Beard Jr. and his wife Denice of East Taunton; seven grandchildren, Natalia Reed, Magean Laranjo, Alicia and Jessica Beard, John, Justin and Aleecia Julio and four great-grandchildren.

He was the brother of Bradford Beard, Sandra Lema, Elizabeth Wilson, Susan Bourque, Daniel Beard and the late John (Jack) Beard. Along with many nieces, nephews and friends who he would do anything for. He also leaves his beloved dog Molly whom he loved more than anything.

His funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 beginning at 11:30am in the Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, 350 Somerset Ave., Taunton. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

Burial will follow in Cedar Knoll Cemetery, East Taunton.

Calling hours will precede the service from 9am-11:30am in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 260 Cochituate Rd., #200, Framingham, MA 01701.

Calling Hours

FEB 19. 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EST)

Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home
350 Somerset Avenue
Taunton, MA, 02780

Funeral Service

FEB 19. 11:30 AM (EST)

Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home
350 Somerset Avenue
Taunton, MA, 02780

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