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Howard Standish

May 21, 1962 ~ September 18, 2022 (age 60) 60 Years Old


Howard Standish, fondly known as Howie, of Colchester, passed away at his home on September 18, 2022. He was 60 years old. Born on May 21, 1962 in Hartford, CT, he was a son of Arthur M. Standish and the late Mary Ann (Shea) Standish.  Howie was a 1980 graduate of Bacon Academy and went on to hone his craft in auto body repair.  For over 40 years from his start at Eddie’s Auto Body through his time at M&J Bus and the many side projects for family and friends, he was widely known in the Colchester area and beyond as a Magician in the trade. Howie loved anything that had a loud motor and moved fast; classic rock was the soundtrack to his life. Most importantly, he was a great son, brother, uncle and friend, and quickly gained the love of all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Howie’s loss will be mourned by many, but he’ll be remembered with love, especially by his father and step-mother, Arthur and Kathy Standish of Colchester; brother, Jim Standish; sisters, Sarah (Michael) Beebe, Kaitlyn Standish; step brother, Ryan (Madeleine) Davis; Aunt, Evelyn Standish Taggart; uncle, Frank (June) Shea; cousins, Darrel, Ron, Shelby, Erin, Rick and Robbie; nieces, Lexy, Devyn, Aubrey; great niece, Avianna; and many extended family members and dear friends.  In addition to his mother, he was predeceased by his grandparents, Howard Standish, Helen Standish Raymond (Bill), Sophie and Jim Shea and a niece, Olivia Beebe.  Funeral services will be held at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Rd., Colchester on Saturday, September 24th with calling hours from 12 – 3 PM followed by a reception at the Colchester Volunteer Fire Department.  Donations in his memory may be made to the Colchester Hayward Volunteer Fire Department 52 Old Hartford Rd., Colchester 06415. To share a memory or sign Howie’s online guestbook, please visit:  

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September 24, 2022

12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Aurara McCarthy Funeral Home
167 Old Hartford Road
Colchester, CT 06415


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