1938 – 2020
Arcadia, FL – Wesley A. “Wes” Warren, 82, formerly of Southbridge, MA, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 19. 2020 at the Tidewell Hospice House in Arcadia. He was the loving husband and best friend of Lucille (Desmarais) Warren. Born in Holden, MA, he was the son of the late Frederick S. and Helen C. (Lynell) Warren.
Wes graduated from Herbert Hoover High School in San Diego, CA. He lived his younger years in California before moving to Massachusetts. After moving back East, he started working for Bancroft Motors in Worcester, MA. He was a very handy man who built his own home for his family. He then went on to start his own business, Wes Warren’s Foreign Car Service in Charlton, MA. Wes and Lucy retired and moved to Florida where they enjoyed golfing and playing cards with the many friends they had made there. He was an exceptionally talented woodworker who also made many woodcarvings, usually giving them away to the lucky recipients of his works of art. He was a very hard worker all of his life, always instilling in his children the importance of a good work ethic. If it had to be done, he would find a way to do it, “can’t never did anything.” If you knew Wes, you knew that he never lost his love for his Boston Red Sox and N.E. Patriots teams, even after moving to Florida.
In addition to his wife Lucy, Wes is survived by his daughter, Wendy Warren-Cudworth of Woodstock, CT, his sons, James A. Warren of Sturbridge, MA, and Michael Warren and his companion Stacy of Webster, MA; his step-children Christine Kane-Latour and her husband John of Woodstock, CT; Kenneth Kane and his wife Lissa of Southbridge, MA, and Kelli Kane of Southbridge, MA; his grandchildren, Samantha Cudworth, Shawna Cudworth, Christian Cudworth, Mackenzie Warren, Emma Warren, Austin Branham, Michael Warren, Rochelle Warren, Jared Latour, Ryan Latour, Kayla Kane, and Tyler Kane; his great-grandchildren, Arianna Deliz, Colin Kane and Jaxon Kane; many nieces; nephews; and friends he has met along the way. He will especially be missed by his faithful furry companion, “Cookie.” He was predeceased by his brothers, the late Robert Warren and James A. Warren.
A graveside service for Wes will be held at Westridge Cemetery, Rt 31, Charlton, MA at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 26, 2020. Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice, 5595 Rand Blvd., Attn: donations, Sarasota, FL 34238. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St, Putnam, CT. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.