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Warren A. French, 87, husband of June Anne (Hofling) French, died Sunday in the Masconomet Healthcare Center, Topsfield.
He was born (October 28, 1929) in Boston, son of the late Frank L. and Ruth E. (Haggett) French and was raised in Melrose. Warren graduated from Northeastern University, after serving with the U.S. Army in the Korean War. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in battle.
In his professional career he was employed with air freight company Flying Tiger Lines as a Sales Manager, later retiring from ABC Air Freight.
Warren was a Master Mason for 63 years. He was a member of the Grand Lodge of Masons, Boston and the Allepo Shrine and the Scottish Rite organizations.
He also served and was the past commander of the Gloucester Power Squadron having spent many years boating around Cape Ann and in Boothbay Harbor, ME.
In addition to his loving wife June of 55 years, he is survived by a daughter, Cynthia A. Marshall and her husband Richard of Merrimack, N.H.; two granddaughters, Kelly McDill and Kimberly Twomey and three great-grandchildren, Brook Soucy, Joshua and Nathan Twomey, all of Londonderry, N.H.
His funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday (September 11) in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich, followed by interment with Military Honors in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Town Farm Rd., Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours will be Sunday 4 to 7 p.m. with a service by the Columbian Masonic Lodge AF&AM at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in his name may be made to the American Heart Association, www.donatenow.heart.org For directions or to leave a condolence please visit www.whittier-porter.com.
Published on  September 7, 2017
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