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Maureen Ann Howley

November 6, 2021

Maureen Howley Obituary

Maureen Ann Howley of Derry, NH, formerly of Milton and New Jersey, passed away November 6th surrounded by her family. Born in Boston and raised in Milton, Maureen graduated from Archbishop Williams High School and earned a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of New Hampshire. Maureen spent nineteen years at a global pharmaceutical company in NJ, working in manufacturing and research and development.  She received a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Rutgers University. Prior to joining the faculty at the Francis College of Engineering at UMass Lowell as an Associate Teaching Professor of Chemical Engineering, Dr. Howley was an Assistant Professor in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Maureen loved nature.  She was an avid long-distance runner, voracious reader, but most importantly, a teacher who shared her passion for Chemical Engineering with thousands of students. Maureen loved her work.   

Mother of her most beloved daughter, Johanna Howley Callahan and her husband Matthew of Derry, NH.  Daughter of Ann Howley of Milton and the late John “Rob” Howley. Sister of Julie Howley Westwater and husband Robert of Milton, Carole Howley Simmons and husband Billy of Milton, Robbie Howley and wife Holly of Glastonbury, CT, and Paul Howley and wife Christine of Milton, and aunt to seven nieces and four nephews. Maureen’s joy were her grandchildren, Audrey and Matthew Callahan. Relatives and friends invited to attend a Funeral Mass at St. Agatha Church, Milton on Wednesday, November 10th at 12 noon.  Visiting hours and burial private.  In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Maureen’s name to the Society of Women Engineers at UMass Lowell, 1 University Ave, Lowell, Ma 01854 or visit


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Funeral Mass
November 10, 2021

12:00 PM
St. Agatha Church


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