Laura Budd (Harris) Howard
Laura Budd (Harris) Howard, 82, of Hamilton, died
on June 22, 2021 in the Beverly Hospital. She was the beloved wife of
sixty years to Edwin M. Howard.
Laura was born in Boston on September 27,
1938 the daughter of the late Warren C. and Laura E. (Budd) Harris. She
was a graduate of Burdett College and worked as a medical secretary in her
early years. Laura and Edwin later went on to own and operate Howard’s
Flying Dragon Antiques in Essex for 48 years. She worked hard and enjoyed
talking to the customers and spreading a smile every day. Laura will
always be remembered for her friendly nature, kindness, good humor, strong
spirit, great cooking and her homemade root beer. A lover of all animals
she especially loved her Maine Coon Cats, leaving them, Charlie, Eliza,
Mittens, Cricket and Beatrice, behind. She also loved to garden where she
found the beauty in the birds and the butterflies. She will be greatly
missed by all that knew her.
Laura is survived by her loving son, Channing
Howard of Byfield; a daughter, Catherine Galli and her husband Michael of
Essex; two grandchildren, Michael Galli Jr. and Nathaniel Howard, who she
loved spending time with; two nephews and three nieces. She was the sister
of the late Marjorie Harris and Joy Washburn.
As an expression of sympathy memorial
contributions in her name made be made to the Beverly Hospital, c/o
philanthropy, 85 Herrick St., Beverly, MA 01915 or to your favorite animal
shelter. A private service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are
under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich.
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