Howard Alonzo Cushman


1920 – 2014

YARMOUTH — Howard Alonzo Cushman of Pownal passed away at Brentwood Nursing Home on Saturday, Nov. 22. He was 93.

He was born in Charleston, Mass., the son of the late James Carroll Cushman and Margie Haley. Howard was a mischievous and loved son, brother, father and grandfather. He grew up in Maine, but traveled the world with the U.S. Army, from which he retired at Fort Belvoir.

After his dedication to the military, he ventured out into business for himself. For his next endeavor, he owned and operated his own contracting business called Cushman and Son in Alexandria, Va., until he returned to Maine, where he owned and operated his farm.

Howard is survived by his dedicated wife, Leonie Bouchard Cushman; his daughter, Carol Casey; grandchildren, Lestina, Howard, Margie-May, Michael, Jimmy, Lisa, Hellyn, Marie, Buddy and Emily; great-grandchildren, Rebekah, Jaime, Jessica, George, Mickayla, Kyle, Madelyn, Caitlyn, Brooklyn, Abigail, Elizabeth, Catherine, Christopher, Catherine, Conor, Claire, Emily, Andrew, Kelsey, Nicolas, Lucas and Ruby; and five great-great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Lestina Tripp Cushman; his sons, Charles and James; and daughters, Helen and Margie-Ann.

You are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Howard’s life by visiting his guest book at