FAIRFIELD, Vt. - Harold Howrigan, a champion of Vermont’s dairy industry who served on the Vermont Milk Commission under three governors, has died. He was 85.
Mr. Howrigan, whose family has been in the dairy business in Franklin County since the mid-1800s, died Monday at his farmhouse in Fairfield. His family business, H.J. & A. Howrigan and Sons, was named Vermont’s dairy farm of the year in 2007.
A funeral Mass will be said at 11 a.m. today in St. Patrick’s Church in Fairfield.
Among the expected mourners: US Senator Patrick J. Leahy, a friend who once traveled to Ireland with Howrigan.