Peter C Howerton

Passed away on February 03, 2016
Peter C. Howerton Born on April 10, 1939 Peter Carl Howerton was the son of Ruth Ericson, Springfield, MA and Dean Howerton, Michigan (both deceased). Pete raised his family in Marshfield, MA and later returned to his boyhood home in Orleans, MA where he has lived for the past 15 years. Pete was the devoted husband of 52 years to the late Sandra Ormsby Howerton of Orleans, MA and son in law of the late Ralph and Dorothy Corliss Ormsby of Eastham, MA. Pete was the beloved father of Carl Howerton and his wife Laura of Marshfield, MA; Deborah Howerton and her husband, Joe Baglio, of Chestnut Hill, MA. Pete had a loving relationship with his two granddaughters Audrey Howerton and Tori Baglio that continued to blossom with each passing year. Pete is also survived by his brother William Howerton of Lyndhurst, OH, and his brother-in-law of William Ormsby of Lakeland, FL. A 1957 graduate of Orleans High School, Pete graduated from Dean Jr. College and Brown University. After proudly serving for three years in the United States Coast Guard, Pete joined the Provident Institution for Savings where his lengthy banking career led him to Fleet Bank where he worked as the corporate security officer. It was here that he became involved with the Elder Affairs Bureau, working for the protection of the elderly with regard to fraud and abuse. Upon retirement, Pete enjoyed an active lifestyle, much of which was spent at the Orleans Yacht Club where he served in all the flag officer positions, including Commodore. There, he and his wife, Sandra, enjoyed many friendships which brought them great joy and many adventures. Pete loved all things nautical and was passionate about the ocean, sharing many years of sailing and cruising with his family and friends.Pete loved Orleans devoting his time to various volunteer committees including the Orleans 4th of July Committee and serving as the Veterans Affairs Officer. Most recently, Pete was honored as the parade's Grand Marshall in 2015. In addition he was involved with the restoration and sustainability of the CG36500 Life Boat which is currently featured in the film The Finest Hours.Remarried in 2014 to Barbara Garran, she and Pete would have celebrated two years of marriage in June. Pete delighted in the growth of his newly extended family including Barbara's son Jeff, his wife, Daniella, and their young daughter, Eliza. The blended family, including Pete's children and grandchildren and Barbara's children and grandchildren (Peter Garran, his wife Ligaya and their daughters Ali and Keera and Heather Lemaire, her husband Shawn and their daughter Rebecca) from an earlier marriage, was pleased to have been able to celebrate this past Thanksgiving and Christmas together.Pete possessed an impish charm, a winning smile and a witty sense of humor. Always quick with a warm hug and a joke, Pete could make anyone feel welcome. He was the kind of person people were simply drawn to and wanted to spend time with. Pete leaves behind a loving family and countless friends, all of whom will truly miss him.Visiting hours will be from 4 to 7 on Thursday, February 11 at Nickerson Funeral Home in Orleans. There will be a memorial service at the Federated Church of Orleans, Friday February 12th at 11AM. Burial will be private.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Pete to the Hope Hospice 765 Attucks Lane Hyannis, MA 02601.For online condolences, please visit