Chartered - September 2, 1847

W.M. Brother Frank A. Howlett, Jr., P.M.
November 16, 1962 - June 17, 2021

Frank A. Howlett, Jr. born in Syracuse, NY Nov 16, 1962 died June 17, 2021.

He was predeceased by mother Joyce M. Howlett, brother Walter R. Howlett, and infant brother. He is survived by father, Frank A. Howlett, Sr. of New York; brother, Daniel A. Howlett of Alaska; sisters, Darleen M. Thompson (Jack) of New York, Julie M. Holmes of New York, and Elizabeth A. Fritz (Lyman) of Montana. After graduating from Marcellus Central Schools in NY, Frank continued his education by attending Bucknell University for electrical engineering.

He followed his career 28 years ago to Shelbyville, KY, where he worked with Bemis Flexible Packaging North America as an electronics and converting machine specialist. His career with Bemis afforded him the opportunity for international travel.


Frank was a Master Mason with the Masonic Wingate Lodge #161 in Simpsonville, KY. He enjoyed farming as a boy and that passion continued throughout his life and he was also an avid NASCAR enthusiast. Frank enjoyed traveling to NY to see family for the holidays and special occasions. Anyone who knew Frank would say that he was a caring friend that was willing to go the extra mile to lend a helping hand and was devoted to faith, family, and friends.

A Masonic Service is planned for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at the Shannon Funeral Home. Visitation will be 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m, June 29, 2021 at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Simpsonville Masonic Cemetery.


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        Our Lodge is located at 7305 Shelbyville Road (on US Highway 60 West), in the little town of Simpsonville, Shelby County, Kentucky. Our regularly scheduled Stated Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of every month. We open at 6:30pm for the Social Hour, and the Lodge comes to order for business at 7:30pm, with any scheduled Degree work to follow thereafter.


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