ATKINSON - Charles Warren Stickney, 87, of Atkinson, and formerly of North Salem, died Sunday, May 12, 2013, peacefully in his home. Born June 2, 1925, in Derry, he was the son of the late Walter E. Stickney Sr. and the late Ruth (Conley) Stickney. He was the husband of Olive (Smith) Stickney, the love of his life for 64 years.
Warren was educated in Salem schools, attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and served honorably in the U.S. Navy
from 1943 to 1946. Warren was a skilled self-employed contractor and with his late brother Walter Stickney Jr. operated Stickney Brothers Construction for many years.
He was also one of the founding members and past president of the Salem Contractors Association. Warren was active in Dollars for Scholars and the Salem Band Parent Association and served as president of both organizations. He also served on the Salem Board of Adjustment and was a 4-H Club leader for many years. A North Salem native, he also was an active volunteer fireman
. Warren enjoyed collecting old cars and "hit and miss" engines and attended old tractor and car shows faithfully. He was dedicated to being involved with his grandchildren and joined Buzz Durkin's Karate School at age 65 with his grandsons. In recent years, Warren maintained an impressive vegetable garden on his deck, where he spent many hours from spring to fall.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Candace Boulay and her fiancé Clyde LaClair of Atkinson; a son, Kevin Stickney and his wife Lynne of Atkinson; grandchildren Daniel Boulay and her husband Nathaniel Lynch of Watertown, Mass.; Gillian Boulay of Watertown, Mass.; Andrew Boulay and his fiancée Jennifer Champagne of Jersey City, N.J.; Gabrielle Boulay and Francisco Garcia of Wallington, N.J.; Giselle Boulay of Hudson; Brandon Stickney of Atkinson; Cody Stickney of Atkinson; a brother, Wallace Stickney and his wife Nancy of North Salem; a sister, Ruth Arnfield and her husband Alan of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and his beloved English springer spaniel, Charlie.
Warren was predeceased by a son, Barry Stickney; brothers, Walter Stickney Jr., Carroll Stickney; and a sister, Eleanor Martel.
He was also loved by many nieces, nephews and friends. He will be missed by all. The family wishes to thank Salemhaven Skilled Care Center; Silverthorne Adult Care Center; Debra Swift; his wonderful caregivers from Caring With a Heart, Diane, Lorraine, Lu, Ashley and Harlon. And a special thanks to Carolyn who stepped in to support us to enable Warren to remain at home with dignity.
services: Visitation will be Friday, May 17, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Salem. The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. Burial is in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, N. Salem.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations in Warren's name be made to Silverthorne Adult Care Center, 23 Geremonty Drive, Salem, 03079.
To send a message of condolence to the family, visit www.douglasandjohnson.com