James W. “Jimmy” Warren, 52, of
Fernald Street, Gloucester died Saturday, January 28, 2012 in
the Kindred Hospital North Shore Boston in Peabody following his
Born in Gloucester July 11,
1959, he was the son of Bentley W. Warren of South Daytona
Beach, FL and Bonnie Lee (Jacobs) Warren of Gloucester. Raised
in Gloucester, he was a 1977 graduate of Gloucester High School
where he trained as a mechanic. Following graduation he went to
work with his father’s racing pit crew, later becoming employed
by Bentley Warren Trucking Company as a heavy equipment
mechanic. During these years he joined his father in the
profession of auto racing, becoming an award winning racer of
the “V6 Supers’ and ‘Street Stocks.”
Shortly after his racing
career Jimmy opened and operated Jim Warren's Truck Repair where
he continued his mechanic work throughout his illnesses. Jimmy
will be remembered for his innate skills as a mechanic and race
car driver, his sharp witted humor and as a loyal always helping
friend. He will be deeply missed by his family, colleagues and
large cadre’ of friends.
In addition to his
father and mother he is survived by a daughter Jennifer N.
Warren of Georgetown; a wife Christine J (McKinney) Warren of
Ipswich; two sisters, Sherri A. Galicki and her husband Michael
of Kingston, NH and Lisa A. Warren and her fiancée’ Marc
Boudreau of Wells, ME, as well as many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of his life will
be held Saturday, February 11 from 10 am to 1 pm in the John T.
Heard Masonic Lodge, 70 Topsfield Road, Ipswich. Family and
friends are cordially welcomed. In lieu of flowers memorial
contributions in his name may be made to the Cape Ann Animal
Aid, 260 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930.
Arrangements are under the
direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral home of Ipswich.