Rhonda J. Howe
1961 ∼ 2020
Rhonda Jean Howe, age 58, died peacefully on October 12, 2020 from complications associated with Type 1 diabetes. Rhonda always struggled at keeping her diabetes in check along with all of its complications. Yet she was always a loving daughter, sister and aunt eager to offer a helping hand to others and never asked for anything in return.
Rhonda was born on December 23, 1961 and was a Bridgewater resident for most of her life. She graduated from Bridgewater-Raynham HS in 1979 and earned a degree in Biology from Bridgewater State College where her dad was a longtime professor and administrator. Rhonda went on to work as a chemist for a variety of labs until her health deteriorated in the late 90’s. Then as a licensed massage therapist, she truly enjoyed helping others' wellbeing. For the past twenty years, Rhonda has been her mom’s caregiver and best friend. A self-taught jack of all trades, Rhonda loved refurbishing the house and embellishing the yard.
Rhonda was a beloved daughter of Pauline M. (Patterson) Howe of Bridgewater (age 99) and the late Dr. Kenneth J. Howe. She was a devoted sister of Spencer K. Howe and wife Dawn of Scituate, Holly A. Ruggiero and husband Paolo of Italy, as well as Wendy A. Howe and late husband Barry Guaraldi of Middleboro. Rhonda was an adoring aunt to Adam and fiancée Anna, Jason, Adriana, Valeria, Heather, and Diana, and great-aunt of Tayla, Micah, and Landen.
All services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Joslin Diabetes Center, Inc. One Joslin Place Boston, MA 02215 or click here.