Paxton – Rebecca G. (Howe) Henry, 61, died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, October 26, 2023, at her home in Paxton. She grew up in Shrewsbury, the daughter of Marcia (Keeley) Sullivan and the late Allen Howe.
Rebecca graduated from Shrewsbury High School and went on to find her true talent in kitchen design. During her career Rebecca shared her skills with clients throughout central MA for companies including Pella Windows, Rivco and Koopman Lumber. She managed every design project with a fiery passion, and it was that same spirit that carried her through the last eleven years. Despite the challenges she faced, Beckie exuded strength and brilliance which left an impression on everyone around her, especially her chosen family at Suomi Street.
Her three children were the root of Beck’s world, and that love was compounded with each grandchild. She could be found getting her hands dirty in her garden, camping with her grandchildren, riding her Ducati with Gerry, or going on outdoor adventures with friends and family – ‘Have vest and shades, Will travel!’
She will be lovingly missed and remembered by her partner of over 30 years, Gerald Ciavola of Clinton; her mother, Marcia (Keeley) Sullivan of Kittery, ME; her children, Jacquelyn (Henry) Faron and her husband, Timothy of Auburn, Randall Henry of East Brookfield and Samantha Ferguson and her husband, Christopher of Holden; her siblings, Deborah Walsh of Sterling, Allen Howe, II. of Sterling, Pamela Fenn and her husband, Bruce of Barre and Susanna Bagdis of Sebago, ME; her grandchildren, Connor, Joscelynn, Lilly, Belley, Camden, Camren, Riley, Victoria, Marshall, Mason, Franklin, Charlotte and Penelope; as well as several nieces and nephews who she loved like her own – all of whom knew the party didn’t start until Auntie Beck arrived.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service honoring and celebrating Beckie’s life at 12 noon on Friday, November 3, 2023, at Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main St., Holden. Burial will follow at Worcester County Memorial Park, 217 Richards Ave., Paxton.