Edward F. Warren, a long time Auburn resident, passed away peacefully on October 10, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. His wife of 53 years and the love of his life, Elizabeth (Remillard) Warren passed away in 2014. He leaves his daughter Amy Ranauro and her husband Ronald of Auburn, and his son Lee Warren of Auburn; six grandchildren Rose Ranauro and her husband Philip Fryer of Jamaica Plain, Nicholas Ranauro of Brooklyn, NY, Patrick Ranauro of Worcester, Jennalee Warren, Franklin Warren and Jamielyn Warren all of Auburn; his sister, Jennifer P. Johnson and her husband Stephen of Millbury; his in-laws including his brother-in-law Fred T. Brierly, his sisters-in-law Margaret Doolittle and her husband James of Millbury, Jean F. Nicholson (wife of Jack) of Auburn, Gail A. Hall (wife of David) of North Oxford, Judith M. Davis (wife of Joe) of Panama City, Fla, Susan Remillard (wife of Byron) of Rochdale; many nieces and nephews. He was the devoted son of Harold and Ruby (Sanderson) Warren. His brother William H. Warren and his sister-in-law Dorothy Warren, and his sister Katherine M. Brierly (wife of Fred T. Brierly) predeceased him.
Edward was born in Worcester, MA. He attended Abbot Street School and was proud to be a member of the 1950 All-round Championship football and basketball teams. He later moved to Auburn and graduated from Auburn High School in 1955. At AHS, Ed was a three-sport athlete (football, basketball, track) and was a member of the school’s first undefeated football team and the Clark Tournament Championship basketball team. In 1987, he was inducted into the Auburn High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Ed valued the many life lessons he learned from team sports. He cherished his years at AHS and the friendships he made there. He was a true Auburn Dandy.
After graduating from Auburn High School, Edward served in the United States Army and Army Reserves and was stationed in Kaiserslautern, Germany. He was a graduate of the Army Engineering School, Fort Belvior, Virginia.
Edward had a long and successful career in Metal Building Sales. He was a talented salesman and designer. Ed was the Vice President of Central Building Systems, Inc. of Worcester for many years. He then founded Consolidated Building Systems, Inc. in Auburn. Later he co-founded Midmass Steel Buildings Corporation with his son Lee. Ed was the President of the Sales Executives Club of Greater Worcester and was a three-time recipient of the “Salesman of the Year” Award. In later years, he worked as a courier for UMass Hospital and a driver for Need a Lyft.
Ed was active in the Auburn community serving as a Town Meeting Representative for many years. He was the founder and President of the Pondville Pond Association and co-founder of the Massachusetts Congress of Lake and Pond Associations.
Ed was a devoted son, husband, father and grandfather. He had a special way of connecting with everyone he met. He was a true gentleman.
Ed’s family is grateful for the loving care he received at Lutheran Skilled Care Center in Worcester. Memorial donations in Ed’s memory can be made to Lutheran Skilled Rehabilitation and Care Center, 26 Harvard Street, Worcester, MA 01609.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit Ed’s family on Thursday, October 14th from 5 – 7 PM at Britton Wallace Funeral Home, 91 Central Street, Auburn, where masks will be required regardless of vaccination status. Funeral services will be held privately and burial will take place at Hillside Cemetery.