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EAST HARDWICK – Louise Angeline Howard, 100, of East Hardwick, who recently made her home with her daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and George Young, in Greensboro, died Tuesday, August 10, at Copley Hospital in Morrisville. She was a strong, vibrant lady who was privileged to live independently for so many years. 

She was born December 4, 1920, in East Barnet, the daughter of the late Edward J. Chabot Sr. and Jenie (Mason) Chabot. She graduated from Hardwick Academy in the class of 1938.

On January 29, 1941, she married Robert H “Bob” Howard Sr. They lived all of their married years in Hardwick and East Hardwick.

Louise first worked for the Hardwick Department Store. She later was a seamstress, inspector, and in the packaging department at the Hardwick Knitwear, where she worked until she retired. She enjoyed traveling, long rides through the Vermont countryside, caring for her lawn, shopping and reading.

Her grandchildren will remember many of her family stories from long ago and she enjoyed sharing them.

Survivors include: two children, Beverly (George) Young of Greensboro and George Howard of Hardwick; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Robert “Bob” Howard Sr. in 1985; a son, Robert H. Howard Jr. in 2018; and all of her siblings: Edward Chabot Jr., Louis Chabot, Catherine Cook and Mary Matthews.

A graveside service will be held at 1 pm., on Saturday, August 28, in the Sanborn Cemetery in East Hardwick. Dian R. Holcomb of Northern Vermont Funeral Service is assisting family with arrangements. Online condolences are welcomed at

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