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“Karen, So sorry to hear that you lost your dear child.Mel ”
1 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“I loved working alongside Heather whether it was for a WTS event or a Transportation Improvement Project. She was always striving to give her best...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Lisa Schletzbaum - Norwood, MA

“Heather and I served together on the WTS-Boston newsletter and fundraising committees. She was an excellent decision maker and always professional. I...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Kristen Whitman - Holbrook, MA

“Heather was the funniest, dynamic women I have ever met. She taught me so much about life, and continues to do so after her death. Heather was the...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Kevin Iacovelli - Buffalo

“So very saddened to hear about Heathers passing. Heather was a wonderful person to work with who always went out of her way to be nice to folks and...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Gary Hebert - coworker

“I'm so sorry for your loss. I haven't seen Heather in many years, but she was one of the smartest and funniest people I've known. She will be missed. ”
6 of 16 | Posted by: Chris Amato - Classmate

“I am saddened to learn of Heathers passing. I have fond memories of seeing her bright smile everyday at the Boston office during the CAT project. She...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: George Protasowicki - Lynnfield, MA

“Karen, I am so sorry to hear of your daughters passing you have gone through too much try to stay strong may heather rest in peace ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: thomas wade - gainesville, FL

“Heather and I worked at FST for a number of years and I will always remember her fondly for her enthusiasm, warm friendliness and contagious positive...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Alfredo Vargas - Natick, MA

Heather was a great "mom!" “We are so saddened by the Heather's passing. Justin, please know if there is anything we can do, do not hesitate to ask. Heather will always be our...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Robert and Jaime Ogle - maryville, TN

“We are deeply saddened by the news of Heathers passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Justin and the entire family. I certainly enjoyed our...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Chris and Eva Pruitt - Waco, TX

“I wish to extend my heartfelt sympathies to Heather's entire family! I am keeping you all in my prayers during this very sad and difficult time. ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: Lynne Moore - Hellertown, PA

“There are no words... I am sorry to hear the news of Heather's passing. Heather and I went to high school together. She was a wonderful person and...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Laurel Rodrick

“I am shocked and saddened to hear of Heather's passing. She was a wonderful colleague at work and I thoroughly enjoyed our conversations about work...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Dean Groves - Melrose, MA

“My sympathies Justin. Such a terrific person. I enjoyed Meeting Heather and getting to work with her ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Peter Piattoni - Portsmouth, NH

“I will always remember Heather's cheerful smile, positive outlook, and smart wardrobe. She was a bright transportation engineer with so much to offer...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Hillary King - Shrewsbury, MA


Heather Noelle Ostertog, of Melrose, passed away on June 16, 2018 at the Lahey Hospital in Burlington at the age of 41. She was born in Milford, MA on December 31, 1976.

Heather went through the Milford School system and went to Northeastern University, graduating with a Civil Engineering Degree. She earned a Masters Degree in Transportation Engineering from the University of Tennessee and then obtained her Professional Engineering License. While at the University of Tennessee she met her husband Justin, the love of her life. They were married for 14 years.

Heather enjoyed traveling with her husband and friends, particularly beach destinations in South Carolina and Florida. She also had a love for music and going to concerts.

Heather worked for several Civil Engineering companies in Massachusetts and completed many highway and transportation projects in the around the State.

She was the beloved wife of Justin Howard of Melrose and "mother" to her two cats Ollie and Smokey. Loving daughter of Karen Kalpajian of Milford. Sister of Kevin Ostertog. Daugher-in-law of Patricia Howard and Stephen Howard. Sister-in-law of Jillian Garner and Jaime Ogle. Aunt to nieces and nephews Haley, Kaila, Hunter, Todd and Madelyn. She also loved her many friends, especially Kevin Iacovelli and Kyle Jones. She was predeceased by her Father Robert Ostertog and grandparents.

Visiting Hours will be held on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose. A Funeral Service will be held at the Gately Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Northeast Animal Shelter at http://www.northeastanimalshelter.org/