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John M. Warren

John M. Warren, 84, formerly longtime of Fifth Street, Ipswich, died Saturday March 7, 2009 in the Seaview Retreat, Rowley following his extended illness. He was the husband of the late      Victoria V. (Klimaseski) Warren.

Born in Marbletown, New York October 18, 1924, he was raised Hurley, New York and attended Marbletown Public Schools. At the age of seventeen he entered the Navy, serving as a quartermaster aboard the destroyer escort DD642  US Hale, with Destroyer Squadron 48 in the Pacific. Married New Year’s Eve 1944 in Ipswich, the Warrens made their home and raised their family on Fifth Street following his honorable discharge from the Navy. For several years he was employed as a truck driver. In 1950  he  went to work for the Postal Service as letter carrier in Ipswich,  becoming  the Assistant Postmaster in 1965 and  retiring  as the Ipswich Postmaster in 1979.  He was an avid reader of history, mysteries, and current events. In retirement he enjoyed time with his grandchildren. He especially enjoyed waterskiing at his summer home in Shapleigh, Maine and shuffleboard at his winter home in Bradenton, Florida. He was a longtime member of Ipswich VFW Post #1093.

He is survived by a son, Donald E. Warren of Ipswich; two daughters, Sandie Nunes and her husband Benjamin of Essex and Joni Allen and her husband Mickey of Ipswich; five grandchildren, Shannon Cooper of Indiana, Kimberly Nunes of Ipswich, Scott Nunes and wife Courtney of Beverly, Melissa Lomas and husband Jeff of Raeford, North Carolina and Matthew Allen and wife Debora of Georgetown, and four great granddaughters, Aiden Nunes, Grace Allen and twins Audrey and Phoebe Allen.

His funeral service will be held Tuesday March 10 at 10 am in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich, followed by interment with Naval Honors in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are Monday March 9 from 5 to 8 pm with a VFW Service at 7 pm. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in his name may be made to Seaview Retreat  Activities Fund, 50 Mansion Drive, Rowley, Massachusetts 01969.

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