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Obituary for Hilda L. (Sanderson) Howard

Hilda L. (Sanderson) Howard


Hilda passed away August 13, 2020 at the UVM Medical Center in Burlington. Hilda was born January 9, 1940 to the late Michael and Ardelle (Fortin) Sanderson. She graduated from Essex Junction High School class of 1958. After graduating high school Hilda married Richard Howard Sr. on September 6, 1958.

In 1966 Richard and Hilda moved to Westford and built a home on land that was given to them by Richard’s parents. Hilda raised their six children there. Whom she leave Richard Howard of Westford, Christian and wife Sharon Howard of Fairfax, Carlene Partlow of Westford, Deborah Manning of South Hero, Tammy Howard and Partner Mitchell Bunnell of Fairfax, Johnathan Howard of Fairfax, long time family friend Mark Mayvelle of Westford.

Hilda also leaves her sisters Lucy Laughlin of Ohio, Norma Mayer of Georgia, sisters and brothers in law's Edward Howard of Florida, Phyllis Howard of Alburgh, Antoinette Howard of Enosburg, Duane and Betty Howard of Florida, Frederick and Pauline Howard of Westford. She leaves her grandchildren, great grandchildren, one great great grandson, and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband Richard May 4, 2007, son-in-law’s Todd Partlow, Kevin Manning, grandson Eric Howard, sisters and brothers Valda Stone of California, Doris North of Milton, Arlene Burg of Burlington, Juanita Demar of Essex, Clifford Sanderson of South Burlington, Conrad Sanderson of Milton, brothers and sisters -in-Law's Winfred Howard of Alburgh, Ronald Howard of Enosburg, Gloria Howard of Florida, Gary Stone of Cal., Roddick Sr. of Essex, Ervin Burt of Burlington, Sonny Laughlin of Ohio, Norman Mayer of Fla., Robert North of Milton, Hilda Sanderson of So. Burlington.

A grave side service will be held late September.