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ALFRED - William "Bill" Warren, 96, of Alfred, passed away on June 19, 2013.
Born in Stoneham Mass., he lived with his daughter, Janis, after the passing of his beloved wife, Mildred "Millie" Warren.
Bill leaves two daughters, Janis Curtis and her husband, Wayne, of Alfred, and Linda Hume and her husband, John, of Westerly, R.I.
He was the cherished grandfather of Laurie Cognato, Deborah Hasty, William Curtis, Michelle Rumsey and Robert Hume, and the proud great grandfather of Sarah, Sam, Kaitlyn, Ryan, Steven, Elizabeth, Amber, Joseph, Morgan and Corrin.
A graduate of Stoneham High School in 1935, Bill joined the Army in 1938. Bill serviced as a Master Sergeant in Europe and North Africa during World War II, when he ran a field kitchen for 1st Infantry Division 44th field artillery, during which he was awarded the Bronze Star for heroism.
Bill married his wife of 60 years after the war and resumed his life in Stoneham, where he worked for the U.S. Post Office. After retiring from the post office, Bill worked for Mayor White in Boston. Later, Bill resumed his culinary work at the Fitch Retirement Home in Melrose, Mass.
Bill was an avid woodworker and gardener. He was a fine craftsman, and the home that he built for his family had both vegetable and beautiful flower gardens. Bill and Millie were extremely proud of their roses grown along the fence of their Marble Street home. He enjoyed carving the caricatures of his family and friends along with a wide variety of ducks, and he refinished and caned chairs for many friends.
He also was a devoted Red Sox fan.
Bill was a longtime member and a leader in the First Baptist Church of Stoneham. He and his wife were devout Christians and always showed great compassion and kindness to all to the extent that they had on numerous occasions opened their hearts and home to those in need.
Bill will be extremely missed by all who knew and loved him; however, we know that it was his time. Millie's (waiting at pearly gates) been wondering why it was taking him so long.
Arrangements are under the care of Anderson-Bryant Funeral Home.
Family and friends were invited to Lindenwood Cemetery on Friday June 21, for a graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church, Stoneham, Mass., or Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kan. 66675 (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org).
Published in Fosters from June 27 to June 30, 2013