Howard W. Courtney Jr., 46, passed away Jan 12, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was born May 10, 1972 to Howard W. Sr., and Diane (Taylor) Courtney. Howard graduated from Westfield Vocational High School and worked as a carpenter in the area for many years. He enjoyed fishing, going to concerts, and playing the guitar. He was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan. Besides his parents, he leaves his former spouse and mother to his children Diane (Miller) Courtney, his son Jacob Courtney of West Springfield, his daughters Rebecca and Rachael Courtney of Westfield, his grandson Jaxin Holcomb, his brother Sean Courtney and his wife Suzanne of West Springfield, and their children Aaron and Riley, his sister Theresa Verdon and her children Danielle and Christian, his uncle Bill Taylor and aunt Judith Bleau and her husband Dennis. Howard was predeceased by his nephew Justin Messier. Calling Hours will be held TUES from 4 to 6 PM at the TOOMEY-O’BRIEN FUNERAL HOME, 1043 WESTFIELD ST., W. SPFLD., followed by a 6 PM Memorial Service. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Howard’s name may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942
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