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Retired firefighter and U.S. Army veteran Howard Earl Peele, 86, died Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn, New York.

He was born March 2, 1936, in Williamston, North Carolina, to Edward Slade Peele Jr. and Farrow “Farie” (Clemmons) Peele. He was a graduate of Martin County Public Schools and enrolled at St. Augustine College in Raleigh, North Carolina, and continued his education in New Jersey. With his fluency in math, business acumen and work ethic, Howard Earl Peele spent several successful years managing the family farm in Williamston, North Carolina.

Howard Earl Peele served honorably in the United States Army as a military policeman and received a commendation for his service. He married Mary Hudson Peele in 1963 in Morristown, New Jersey, and bravely served with courage as a firefighter with the Newark Fire Department in Newark, New Jersey.

Her hobbies were fishing, sports and helping others. He will be remembered as brave, courageous, honorable and lucky.

He is survived by his daughter, Cori Peele; twin brothers, Julius Peele and James Peele; sisters, Elver Lois Williams, Lossie Mills and Bernice Peele; a host of relatives and friends whose lives he touched.

SERVICES: All are invited to celebrate the life of Howard Earl Peele at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 279 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, NY, on Monday. August 1, 2022, 10:00 a.m. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Edgewood Cemetery, 107 Amherst St., Nashua, NH 03064. Flowers for the service in Brooklyn may be sent at the delivery entrance of Emmanuel Baptist Church, 36 St. James Place, Brooklyn, NY 11205. Funeral flowers and family cards can be sent to Davis Funeral Home, 1 Lock St., Nashua, NH 03064. www. DavisFuneralHomeNH.com. “ONE MEMORY IGNITES ANOTHER.”