Newport, NH: Howard Leonard Archibald, 72, passed away on March 31, 2022 with his loving family by his side.
Howard was born in Claremont, NH on January 30, 1950 to the late Everett Archibald and Roselba (Dubois) Archibald. He attended Windsor High School, then joined the Army. He spent some time in Germany as part of his service, and was very patriotic throughout his life.
He worked in grocery retail his entire career, working at Jiffy Mart and managing Violette's Supermarket in Newport. At one time he ran his own store in Northwood, NH.
On September 26, 1970, Howard married the love of his life, Nancy Fontaine. Together they raised two beautiful children, and made a home in Newport where they lived for over 40 years. He enjoyed a good joke and loved spending time with his family. His family was his most prized possession. Other hobbies he enjoyed were hunting, fishing, and spending time at camp.
He had a special charm about him; everyone he met loved him. With his humor and his kindness, there was so much to love.
Howard was predeceased by his parents, Everett Archibald and Roselba (Dubois) Miller; his sister Marion Nelson; his sister Dorothy Stammers; and his brother Everett Archibald.
His surviving family includes his wife, Nancy (Fontaine) Archibald of Newport, NH; his daughter Heather (Archibald) Wood and her son, Colby Wood of Sunapee, NH; his son Joshua Archibald of Newport, NH; his sisters: Martha Cooper of Cornish, NH; Roselba Simino of Cornish, NH; and Ann Catron of VA; brother, Armand Archibald of Enfield, NH; and his too many to count nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Liberty House program, 221 Orange Street, Manchester, NH 03104 or the NH Veterans Home, 139 Winter Street, Tilton, NH 03276.
A graveside service will be held at the NH State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, NH on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 1:00 PM, with a gathering at the Sugar River Community Room in Newport from 3:00-5:00 PM.
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