Arnold “Arnie” E. Howe died peacefully on Thursday evening April 19th on his 82nd birthday, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH following a short illness.
Arnie graduated from Springfield High School in 1948. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953. He spent 33 years in the active Army Reserves retiring from that duty in 1984 as a Captain.
In July of 1956 he began his teaching career within the Woodstock School system where he taught until his retirement in 1993. Arnie developed the first horticulture program for high schools in Vermont, which has become a statewide model.
Beloved by generations of WUHS students, he was selected WUHS Teacher of the year in 1985.
He was also a member of the VT Descendants of the Mayflower, and had great interest in his family’s genealogy.
A funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday April 25th at 1:00 pm at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in Woodstock, VT. Burial will be in the Taftsville, Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. A full obituary will be carried in the Vermont Standard this Thursday.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock. Condolences may be offered by visiting cabotfh.com.