MERIDEN - Howard W. Priebe, 84, of 102 Baker Ave., So. Meriden, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006 at Westfield Care and Rehab Center. He was the husband of the late Shirley Hubball Priebe. Born in Meriden on July 17, 1921, he was the son of the late August and Ida Rodauch Priebe. He was a graduate of local schools and was employed at General Motors. After retirement he worked at the May Company and Corometrics. He was a member of the U.S. Army during World War II, serving as a paratrooper with the 11th Airborne Division in the Pacific. He was decorated with the Purple Heart and received other medals as well, and was a life member of the 11th Airborne Division Associates. Howard was a loving and devoted husband, father, brother and grandfather who will be deeply missed by everyone. He is survived by five daughters, Gayle Priebe, Marlene Bevacqua and her husband, Jim, Lynn Trombley and her husband, Richard, and Karen Mingrino, all of Meriden and Wendy Silverman and her husband, Richard of Middletown; two sons, Howard D. Priebe and William Priebe and his wife, Patty, all of Meriden; and eleven grandchildren, Jeff Priebe, Amanda Trombley, Paul Mingrino, Danny Mingrino, Erica Priebe, Alexandra Priebe, Zakary Priebe, Nicholas Priebe, Olivia Silverman, Emma Silverman and Garrett Silverman. He was predeceased by a brother, Theodore J. Priebe and a sister, Ann Cook. The family of Howard W. Priebe would like to thank the staff of Westfield Care & Rehab Center for the excellent care given to their father. The funeral with military honors will be private. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beecher and Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden.

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  1. Bill, Patty and Family, We wanted to let you know we are thinking of you during this difficult time and send our deepest sympathies. Michelle and Doug Coley

  2. Billy, Please accept our condolences on the unfortunate passing of your dad. I didn’t know him that well but I’m sure that you and your siblings will know that he had a good life. God Bless all of you. Walter & Shirley

  3. Dear Karen & Marlene, We would like to extend to you and your families our deepest sympathy on the passing of your dad. We will keep you all in our prayers.

  4. Dear Priebe Family: This has happened so fast, I wish I had some great words of advice, but they escape me. I have great memories of your father from my time spent at Baker Ave. Your father had great love for his family and was very accepting of any of your friends, even when we did not deserve it. It is tough to think of him as being gone, but at least now, he can continue to keep your mom company. Tom

  5. I was so sorry to hear about your Dad. Although I didn’t know him very well, I could tell he was a wonderful guy. I wish he and my Dad had met under different circumstances, I think they could have been good friends. My thoughts are with you. Sincerely, Cindi Graham

  6. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Howie and his family. It has been a stressful and painful journey but now your father is no longer suffering. He is along side his loving wife. The two will look down upon you and your family and continue to give the strength and love they did upon this earth. May God Bless you and your family.

  7. Rick and I would like to express our sincere sympathy to you Lynn and your family. It was a long journey for your dad. You should find comfort in knowing you were along side him with every step he took. And now he shall rest.

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