Bergel, Howard

Coventry, RI

Bergel, Howard Jay, 62, passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at the Respiratory and Rehabilitation Center of RI. Howard was son of Joan (Erenkrantz) Bergel and the late Jordan Bergel.

Howie had many hobbies and passions which included his love of classical music, cars, attending and watching NASCAR and IHRA races. He especially enjoyed family brunches.

He lived in Norton, MA with his wife Laurie for many years. Howard was a graduate of Cranston West High School and Rhode Island Automotive School.

Howie’s memory is treasured by his beloved mother, Joan Bergel of Warwick, RI, his dear sister Cindy Spector (Steven) of Mount Pleasant, SC, nephews Nathan, Andrew, and Eric, Aunts Sheila Ehrens and Charlotte Bergel of Warwick, RI, and wife Laurie Bergel of Millinocket, ME.

Funeral services and Shiva were held in private. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his memory to the American Parkinson Disease Association, RI Chapter.


  1. Marybeth Connell McGovern
    Nov 18, 2022

    Mrs. Bergel and Cindy,
    I am very sorry to hear about your loss of Howie. I remember all of us kids playing together as we were growing up. May he Rest In Peace.

  2. Sammi Ensign
    Nov 18, 2022

    Greg and I send our sincere condolences to you and your family. You have mentioned your brother over the years and we know his passing must be bittersweet; he’ll be missed very much although now at peace. As they say “Grief is the price we pay for love.”

  3. David Torgan
    Nov 18, 2022

    I want to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. Howie and I go way back to our childhoods. He was a good man and a good friend to everyone. He will be greatly missed.

  4. Roth Wennerstrom
    Nov 18, 2022

    My sincerest and deepest condolences to the family. I had the pleasure of working with Howie for years at Bald Hill Dodge. Howie was always an upbeat, funny and charismatic person. He always had a story to tell and a smile to give. Everybody who knew Howie has a ton of great memories. May he rest in peace.

  5. Michael Field
    Nov 19, 2022

    I am so sorry for your loss. May your memories serve as comfort to you always.

  6. Paula A Gruttadauria
    Nov 20, 2022

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your son. What a wonderful mother you are. My heart goes out to you and Cindy and the entire family.
    David’s friend PG

  7. Anita & Don Kaufman
    Nov 20, 2022

    Joan & Cindy,
    Our sincere condolences on your loss of
    Your beloved son & brother.
    I remember your darling kids
    as they grew up. Your parents
    so enjoyed being grandparents.
    Our best,
    Anita & Don

  8. susan and leland
    Nov 21, 2022

    So many wonderful memories of my dear, dear cousin Howie–we were first cousins, and we grew up in a very close family, so we celebrated many major and minor holidays and many other days, as we were children and adults. Much love and our sympathy to Howie’s wife Laurie Bergel; Howie’s mother and my aunt Joanie; cousin Cindy + her husband,Steven; also cousins: Nathan, Andrew and Eric; and Charlotte Bergel. Having lost my own brother, Alan, a year ago, we are deeply saddened about Howie’s passing, and send all of you much love and support,
    susan and Leland

  9. Alan Field
    Nov 21, 2022

    Joan & Cindy
    I am so sorry for your loss. I remember him as kids growing up.

  10. Elicia Hoyle
    Nov 23, 2022

    Sincerely sorry to hear of him passing.

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