, Salem, MA

May 6, 2013

Matthew S. Hower

Marblehead — Matthew S. Hower, age 46, of Marblehead, died of a sudden illness on Friday, May 3, 2013, at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

He was born on July 2, 1966, at the former Lynn Hospital. He is survived by his mother, Beverly Hower; his father, Gene Hower; and his stepmother, Harriet Hower.

Matt was an avid guitar player and had a wide repertoire of songs. He had worked for a local landscape designer and was an accomplished gardener with a love for planting and flower-growing.

In addition to his parents and stepmother, he leaves his beloved friend, Odessa Burkinshaw of Marblehead, and three nephews, Benjamin, Alexander and Nicholas.

ARRANGEMENTS: A Funeral Service will be held in the Eustis-Cornell Funeral Home, 142 Elm St., Marblehead, on Thursday at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Burial will follow in Waterside Cemetery. Visiting hours at the funeral home are Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. Please visit the on-line guest book for Matt at