UMASS BOSTON MOURNS THE PASSING OF FORMER MEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYER TOMMY HOWE

Feb. 8, 2010

BOSTON, MA - Former University of Massachusetts Boston men's basketball player Tommy Howe (Colchester, VT) passed away on Saturday at the age of 24.

Howe was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in 2007, a bone cancer that resulted in his leg being amputated. The cancer spread to his lungs, rib and spine. Howe endured tumor removal, chemo therapy, amputation, and more chemo. He had been receving alternate treatment in Arizona and had been vigorously fighting the disease prior to his passing.

Howe had recently appeared on the national television morning show, "Live with Regis and Kelly", where he proposed to his long-time girlfriend and high school sweetheart, Kaitlyn Steller.

Howe was a shooting guard for the Beacons during the 2004-05 and 2005-06 seasons. He saw action in 46 games, while making one start. He was an instrumental player off the bench during UMass Boston's Little East Conference championship and NCAA tournament team in 2006.

More importantly, Howe was a beloved member of the UMass Boston community and will be greatly missed and remembered.

Area arrangments for Howe are as follows:

A wake is scheduled for Friday, February 12 from 3-8 p.m. at the Conway Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home at 82 Lynn Street, Peabody, MA.

A funeral mass is scheduled for Saturday, February 13 at 11:30 a.m. at Saint Adelaide Parish at 712 Lowell Street, Peabody, MA.