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