Obituary of Howard J. Robertson
Howard J. Robertson, 85, of New Britain, passed away Sunday (Oct. 20, 2019) at John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington. A lifelong New Britain resident, he attended St. Mary’s School and E.C. Goodwin Technical High School. He was married for 54 years to the late Catherine (Lazzaro) Robertson.
Howard is survived by two daughters, Teresa Robertson and her husband Richard Fakelman of Colorado, Lisa Humble and her husband Jonathan Humble of West Hartford; his son Steven Robertson of Coventry; two granddaughters Elizabeth Humble and Carolynn Humble; his brother Richard and his wife Virginia Robertson of Berlin, his sister Vivian Gallaher of Plainville, his brother-in-law Anthony Lazzaro of New Britain and 30 nieces and nephews. Howard was predeceased by his 5 beloved sisters Ernestine Poglistsch, Muriel Perniciaro, Virginia Robertson, Rita Blanchette, and Betty Jane Robertson.
Mr. Robertson served his country joining the United States Army as a Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division and the 101st Airborne Division during the Korean War. Howard retired from the Stop and Shop Company after 35 years earning many awards as a Florist Manager throughout Connecticut. Howard was a member of St. Ann’s Church, St. Ann’s Holy Name Society, participated in numerous Retreats at the Holy Family Monastery and was always the dependable one there to help family, friends, and co-workers. He had a love for and of his family, enjoyed Neil Diamond music and knew how to put a smile on everyone’s face. He was the ‘favorite uncle’ and warmed the lives he touched in many ways.
Funeral services will be held Monday (Oct. 28, 2019) 9:00 AM from the Farrell Funeral Home 110 Franklin Sq. New Britain, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM at St. Joachim Parish (St. Ann’s Church) 101 North St. New Britain. Entombment with Military Honors will follow in St. Mary Cemetery Mausoleum. Visitation will be Sunday (Oct. 27, 2019) from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the funeral home. Donations in lieu of flowers are suggested to be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105.To send flowers to the family of Howard Robertson, please visit Tribute Store