Warren Thomas Buchanan of Chelmsford, MA and Seabrook Beach, NH

5580 BuchananWarren Thomas Buchanan died peacefully on July 17, 2015. He was 86

He was married to Jessie E. (Stanley) Buchanan with whom he would have celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on September 10th.

The son of the late John J. Buchanan and Harriet (Stewart) Buchanan, Warren was born in Lowell on November 11, 1928.

He resided in Chelmsford, MA and Seabrook Beach, NH. Warren attended Chelmsford public schools before attending Lawrence Academy in Groton, MA where he was a member of the graduating class of 1947. He went on to Lowell Textile Institute, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Textile Engineering and was a graduate of the class of 1951.

After college, Warren joined the US Army and proudly served as a Corporal in the Korean War from 1951 through 1953. He was a member of the Signal Corps. He was a proud member of the Lowell Chapter of Korean War Vets of America.

Warren was President and owner of Graniteville Foundry in Westford, MA where he, along with his brother John, operated the family business. After his brother’s retirement Warren continued to run the business until his own retirement at the age of 81.

For many years, Warren served on the board of trustees for the Labor Management Health Insurance Fund and the Welfare Fund for New England Foundry. Warren also served on the board of trustees for the New England Foundrymen’s Association. He was a past member of the American Foundry Society of New England.

Warren was a longtime member of Chelmsford’s Central Congregational Church where he was an active member and served as a Trustee and on many other committees. He served as Trustee with the Hampton Beach Community Church in Hampton, NH where he was also a member.

Warren was a Charter Member of the Chelmsford Lodge of Elks (1964).

He was a voracious reader of books devoted to history, and he had an avid interest in politics and current events. He had a passion for traveling with his wife, Jessie, and had a special fondness for Scotland, his country of ancestry. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Warren will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jessie; his son, James Buchanan and a daughter in-law Lisa Buchanan; daughter, Deborah Barnes and son in-law, Steven Barnes; three grandchildren, Stephanie, Lindsay and Eric Barnes; and many nieces and nephews.

Warren predeceased by his parents, his brother, John H. Buchanan formerly of Westford and his sister, Lorraine Buchanan-Holliman formerly of Poway, CA.

The Family would like to thank Commonwealth Healthcare workers for their loving care they provided for Warren.

Visiting hours Tuesday 3 to 7 P.M. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD. Burial Friday at 1P.M. at the Pine Ridge Cemetery, Chelmsford. For those that wish Memorials may be made in his name to the Office of Development Shriners Hospitals for Children 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com


12 Condolences for Warren Thomas Buchanan of Chelmsford, MA and Seabrook Beach, NH

    Jean and DickThompson

    Dear Debbie,

    I was very sorry to learn of your father’s passing. What a distinguished life he has lead. His professional career, his civic commitment and of course his family were clearly the focus of his life.

    I was interested to learn he served in the Signal Corps of the US Army. That was my branch when I was on active duty. It is an honor to have served in the same organization as your Dad.

    Please know that Jean and I have you, your family and your Dad in our thoughts and prayers.


    Dick Thompson


    Greg and Pati Foster

    Dear Debbie, Steve, and Eric,

    Debbie, your Dad clearly had a wonderful life, and a giving one, elevating for those around him the expectation of what one can and should do with one’s life on earth. Please accept our condolences at this time, and and know that our prayers are with you all.


    Greg and Pati


    David Edelstein

    Debbie and Steve,

    Jennie and I are sorry for your loss. Know that you are in our thoughts. Debbie, your father lived a full and wonderful life. May his memory be for a blessing.



    Kent Syverud and Ruth Chen

    Debbie, Steve and Eric:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you this week. Mr. Buchanan was clearly a truly wonderful man.

    With deepest sympathy,

    Kent and Ruth


    Jim Breuer

    Debbie and Steve,

    Cathy and I extend our sincere sympathy for your loss.
    May the wonderful memories of such a full life bring comfort to you and your family.

    With warm regards,
    Jim and Cathy Breuer


    Robert Miron

    Debbie and Steve,

    Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. Sick or well, old or young, when you lose those you love, it hurts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Diane and Bob.


    Steve and Beth Ballentine

    Dear Debbie, Steve and family,

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time. Sending all our love.
    Steve and Beth Ballentine


    Diane and John Riley

    Dear Debbie and Steve,

    We were so saddened to hear the loss of your dad. It is never easy, no matter what age. He sounded like a truly wonderful man. May all your sadness that you are feeling at this time, change to happy and everlasting memories.

    We send loving thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
    With Sympathy,
    Diane and John Riley


    Steve Einhorn

    Dear Debbie and Steve,
    Sherry and I want to extend out sincere condolences to you on the loss of Debbie’s beloved Father. It is our hope and prayer that memories of happy times shared with your Dad will sustain you through this difficult time. Our thoughts are with you.


    Bob Evans

    Dear Valerie, John, and Emily, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your father/grandfather.
    You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love, Bob and Susan Evans


    Jean Neal

    Jessie ….. you are in my thoughts and prayers ………..and have to be thankful for your long life with your beloved Warren. We will all miss him at CCC and elsewhere. He was always a gentleman and a gentle man ……………..Jean


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