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Warren A. French

Warren A. French, 87, of Ipswich, husband of June Anne (Hofling) French, died Sunday  September 3, 2017 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 sixty-three 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  fifty-five  years, he is survived by a daughter, Cynthia A. Marshall and her husband Richard of Merrimack, NH; two granddaughters, Kelly McDill and Kimberly Twomey and her husband Phillip Twomey, and three great grandchildren, Brook Soucy, Joshua and Nathan Twomey all of Londonderry, NH.

 His funeral service will be held 11 am 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 pm with a service by the Columbian Masonic Lodge AF&AM at 6 pm. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in his name  may be made  to the American Heart Association, www.donatenow.heart.org

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