Howard J. Drollette Sr. June 27,1939 - September 24, 2018, son of Mose and Mabel (Rascoe) Drollette. Howard died peacefully at the home of his daughter and son in law surrounded by his loving family.
Howard developed a strong work ethic early in life, while working on the family farm. In March of 1963, he was drafted into the U.S. Army. After completing his basic training he came home to marry the girl next door, Constance B. Allen. Returning home after his honorable discharge he began to work for Diamond International, currently known as Pactiv. He was a dedicated employee of 36.5 years and retired in 2001.
Howard was a simple man, not caught up in the material things. Everyday, except Sunday's, he could be found working in the woods, or on his tractor. When his day was done he would sit and visit with friends and family enjoying a cold beer.
His hobbies included hunting, fishing, and being a devoted New York Yankee fan. He was also known for his strength and "twisting wrists" with the finest in the area.
Left to cherish his memories are his family, Connie,and their sons Scott Sr, Howard (Jay) Jr., and James and his wife Angel. Daughters Amy and husband Michael Lavigne and Kelly and husband Chad Laundry. Grandchildren Jacki, Scott Jr., Bradley, Roland, Shane, Allison, Erin, Austin, Justine, Dillon, Dawson, Emily, Jared and Elijah. Great grandchildren Rylan, Myli, Liam and Mason. Sisters Veronica Barber, Shirley Bruce, Linda Drollette and Eliza (Bobby) Castine. Brother Charles Drollette. Fur grandchildren Toby and Rigley which were his faithful companions.
Howard was predeceased by his parents, as well as siblings Marie Lashway, Rita Drollette, Joan St. Cyr, Rosalie Magoon and Edward Drollette. Brothers in law Bernard Lashway, Paul St. Cyr, Gerald Magoon and sister in law Marie Drollette.
Family will receive guest Saturday October 6, 2018 from 10:00 to 11:00 Am at St. Joseph’s Church in Dannemora. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow with military honors in the St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Dannemora. Per Howards request do not wear formal funeral attire. Please wear your good jeans, a flannel or button up shirt.
Arrangements are entrusted to Heald's Funeral Home, 48 Court Street, Plattsburgh.
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