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Obituary for Howard Ingraham

Howard Ingraham, 88, a life-long resident of Millis, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 19, 2024 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital after a brief illness.

Howard was born on November 19, 1935 in Millis, the son of John and Gladys (Pond) Ingraham.  He was a 1953 graduate of Millis High School.  

Howard married Dorothy (Lydon) Ingraham on September 2, 1955, and they were married for more than 62 years at the time of her passing in 2018. 

He was predeceased by brothers John and Donald, and sister Barbara Norteman.

Howard is survived by his children, Howard J. of Medway; Sally Mokan and husband Larry of Alden, New York; Thomas and his wife Amanda of Millis; and Patricia Cole and her husband John Cole of Exeter, New Hampshire.   

Howard also leaves nine grandchildren: Richard Mokan, JJ Mokan, Jessica Mokan, Kaitlin Ingrahan, Amy Riley,  Allison Cole, Sarah Cole, Jack Ingraham and Macy Ingraham, as well as great grandchildren Zack Meyer, Alex Mokan and Ryan Mokan.  In addition, Howard is survived by numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews on both the Ingraham and Lydon sides of the family.

Howard led the kind of simple life he enjoyed. He worked for more than 30 years for the Formaid Company in Boston as a manager/shipper, rarely missing a day of work.  He finished his career in a similar capacity at AMA in Watertown. For years, he was an avid bowler, winning many prizes at his Monday Night league in Millis. He volunteered for years for Millis Little League, both as a league official and as a coach.

Sports played a major role in his life, beginning in high school where he played football, basketball and baseball for Millis High. He was proud to be part of the first football team to defeat Medway in over 20 years in 1952. He spent countless hours as an adult attending MHS sporting events, including watching his children and grandchildren compete, often with advice for referees.  He loved all of the Boston sports teams.

He will be remembered for his wit, his dry sense of humor, and his willingness to do whatever he could for his family.  ‘Grampy’ was especially proud of his grandchildren.  He will be sorely missed by all.

There will be a wake for Howard on Thursday, February 22 from 3-7 PM at the Roberts Mitchell Caruso Funeral Home at 90 Curve Street in Millis.  Afterwards, everyone is welcome to gather with family and friends at the Millis AMVETS, 404 Village Street. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Howard’s name to The Millis Boosters Club, an organization that supports the athletic teams at Millis High.