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Howard E. Horton

March 3, 1954 — September 5, 2023

Somerville, Massachusetts

Howard E. Horton

Howard E. Horton passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 5, 2023. He is 69 years of age.

Born on Wednesday, March 3, 1954 in New York, New York, Howard is the loving son of the late Samuel Horton and Vivienne (Eldridge) Horton. Howard is a warm, generous, and gentle son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend who will be deeply missed.

Howard E. Horton, Esq. is the Executive Director of Cambridge College Global. His outstanding career in higher education has touched the lives of thousands of people across the state and beyond. The contributions Howard made to education are no match to the impact he made on the lives of his family and friends.

As a resident for almost 50 years, Howard was a champion of the city of Somerville. Among his many accomplishments to better the city, Howard created Somerville Community Access Television, was an advisor to numerous mayors, served on the zoning board, and chaired the committee for the redevelopment of Somerville High School. Howard, otherwise known as “Camp Cod Director,” had a special way of bringing people together and spreading joy that spans the length of time. He shined everlasting light and unconditional love on every person in his life.

Howard is the beloved husband of Linda (DiRocco) Horton for 40 blissful years. He is the devoted father of Jason Cohn and his wife Maria, Rosa Flynn and her husband James, and Stephanie Ferrari and her husband Richard. The cherished grandfather of Jacqueline Flynn, Jillian Flynn, Daniel Cohn, Eliana Cohn, Nicholas Cohn, Madeline Ferrari and Clara Ferrari, Howard is the dear brother of the late Odette Horton.

Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with Howard’s Family on Sunday, September 10 th from 1-4pm in the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St. (RT 28) STONEHAM. Parking attendants and elevators are available. A Celebration of Howard’s Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to Cambridge College at 500 Rutherford Avenue, Boston, MA 02129 to establish the Howard E. Horton, Esq. Scholarship.

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Sunday, September 10, 2023

1:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Barile Family Funeral Home-Stoneham

482 Main Street, Stoneham, MA 02180

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