Howard Anthony Graves, Jr
Howard Anthony Graves, Jr. of Cape Coral, Florida passed away peacefully on August 27, 2021 with his son by his side. A proud “Hooker”, Howie was born in Red Hook, Brooklyn on November 13, 1943 to Howard Anthony Graves, Sr. and Anna Graves (nee Cognato). He is predeceased by both of his parents and his younger sister, Anna.
Howie was a loving father to Gregory and his wife Andrea. He also leaves behind his daughter, Heather Green and her wife Melody. Howie’s most treasured role was doting grandfather to his three adoring grandchildren Carter, Reagan and Jameson. Although at a distance, Howie never missed an important milestone in his grandchildren’s lives. He could often be found playing with them on the floor, spoiling them or trying to sneak them sweets. Howie also leaves behind his devoted long-time partner, Vivian Maher, whom he cherished deeply as well as countless cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.
Howie was an Army Reservist before proudly serving with the New York City Police Department for 20 years. Following his retirement, he relocated to Florida, where he worked for the Cape Coral School District. He was also a long time member of the Cape Coral Retired Police Association aka the Cop Shop. He was always willing to lend a helping hand where he could. Howie was an avid golfer and loved spending his free time on the course.
A true gentleman in every sense of the word, Howie’s smile and caring nature will not be forgotten. Howie will be sorely missed by all who knew him; from those closest to him to the businesses he frequented. His memory will live on through those he left behind.
Howie’s life will be celebrated with a funeral mass at St. Andrew’s Church, 2628 Del Prado Blvd. South, Cape Coral, on Friday, September 17, 2021 at noon. Interment will be held at St. Charles Cemetery, 2015 Wellwood Avenue, Farmingdale, NY on Friday, October 22, 2021 at 11:30 AM.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Howie’s name to The St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.