Obituary, Wilson “Will” R. Wareham

Wilson “Will” R. Wareham

Retired Master Electrician, Master Craftsman and US Navy WWII Veteran

Wilson “Will” Wareham, 94, passed away on June 28 with his loving family by his side.

Will was born on December 28, 1927 and was a Chelsea native, but much of his life was spent in Revere. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy on the USS Franklin CV13. Most recently, and a very proud moment for Will, the U.S. Army recognized him for his honorable service with a ride to D.C. on the Honor Flight.

Will returned from the war to start his life with his lifelong sweetheart, Dorothy. They were married in 1947 (at just 19 years old) and had three children. He worked many years as a Master Electrician for Tumblin Electric. Not only was he a Master Electrician, some would say he was also a Master Craftsman!

Will was the master of all woodworking projects, and could out-whittle anyone. When he wasn’t carving tiny boots out of blocks of wood, you could also find him tossing the bocci ball, skunking someone on the cribbage board or enjoying a cold Busch in the sun on his front porch in Egret Circle. He was also a lifetime member of the Broadsound Tuna Club in Revere and the Port Charlotte Moose.

Will was preceded in death by his adoring wife, Dorothy T. Wareham, daughter, Lori T. Palladino, son, William R. Wareham, granddaughter, Tiffany Wareham and grandson, Chris Wareham. He is lovingly survived by his daughter, Patricia Stowell and son-in-law, William and cousin, Leona VanBuskirk and her husband, Jack.

He was the cherished grandfather of Jillian Penfield and her husband, Robert, Whitney Mugford and her husband, Anthony, Alyssa, Christopher and Richie Palladino, Liz Simone, and Kelly Wareham; eight great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and all the wonderful neighbors of Egret Circle who will miss him dearly.

Services will be private. Donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in his honor.

National Cremation Society, 2672 Tamiami Trail- Suite 4 B, Port Charlotte, FL 33952.

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