Born in Stamford, CT in 1946, and previously of Southbury, Lincoln Paul Howes, a Wilton resident since 1985, passed away at Norwalk Hospital after a brief illness on Tuesday April 17, 2012.
Pre-deceased by his beloved parents, Jeanne (Chretien) and Charles Howes Jr. of Georgetown and his sister Laurie Jane, Lincoln is survived by his brother Charles Landon Howes III, his Aunt, Shirley Chretien, many cousins and an extended loving family.
Lincoln is also survived by his many friends and loved ones at CLASP, where he lived since 1985 and at STAR where he worked and was loved by many. It was Lincoln who inspired his parents to form STAR, Inc., in 1953. At the time there were no public services or educational opportunities for developmentally challenged children. Jeanne organized families in Westport, Norwalk, New Canaan, Darien, Wilton, and Weston to initially demand public school services for these children. Over the nearly 60 years since, STAR has grown to serve hundreds of individuals with dozens of services.
A simple man of solid Yankee stock, Lincoln dearly loved strong coffee, blueberry pancakes and playing the organ and piano. He was an aficionado of all things western but was particularly fond of anything to do with The Lone Ranger. He was the rare baseball fan who could cheer both the Red Sox and Yankees for love of the game. He will be sorely missed.
Lincoln’s family is very grateful to all the staff at CLASP homes and STAR and requests that any donations be made to CLASP, 246 Post Rd. E, Westport, CT 06610 designated “For Lincoln.”
A Memorial Service will take place at The Unitarian Church, 10 Lyons Plains Rd., Westport, CT, on Saturday, May 5, 2012, at 11am. Burial arrangements are private and are being made through Bouton Funeral Home of Wilton.
—by the family