Obituaries

Alan P. Ware

June 25th, 2019

Alan P. Ware, 72, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully at Winchester Hospital on June 21st, after a long illness.  He was the beloved husband of the late Linda (Dearstyne) Ware with whom he shared almost 50 years of marriage.  He was the son of the late Robert H. and Doris E. Ware.

Family and friendships were the center of Alan’s world.  He and Linda raised three sons and were blessed with 9 grandchildren.  Nothing meant more than to them than having all of the family together. Each Halloween, Alan would beam with pride as he hauled hundreds of pounds of pumpkins home for the annual family pumpkin carving event.

Alan was the owner of Battery Shop of New England in Dracut.  After creating a battery department at Brodie in the early seventies, where he began his career, he worked throughout the industry, persevered and went on to become the proud owner of Battery Shop of New England. BSNE today remains one of the most successful industrial battery and charger suppliers in the industry, a true testament to Alan’s reputation as a man to be trusted and respected.

He was an avid golfer who would often times play 9 holes before heading to his office in the morning.  He would then end his day by playing another 18 holes with his evening golf league.  In his earlier years, he enjoyed fishing. Two of his favorite trips that he talked about were his ten day canoe and fishing trip on the Allagash Waterway and his late night, hi-tide striper fishing off of Plum Island, followed by a 3 am breakfast with the locals.

After the loss of his beloved Linda, the love of his life, Alan continued on despite his own health issues.  He remained the great father, grandfather, brother and friend he had always been and made sure his relationships remained strong and unbroken.  Despite his faltering health he anxiously awaited Wednesday nights when he would have dinner with his old friends he proudly dubbed “the Romeos” (retired old men eating out.)  Each week’s dinner was at a different restaurant but it was his day out with his friends .

Alan is survived by his three sons, Mark and his wife Amy of SC, James (Jimmy) of Wilmington and Paul and his wife Katie of Wilmington as well as his brother Bob and his wife Joanne, his brother in law Eric Dearstyne and his wife Joan.  He was predeceased by his brother Eric (Wally), survived by his wife Terry of Plum Island.  He also leaves his dear friends, Paul Herman of Lynn and Bill Endicott of Eliot, ME.

He will be especially missed by his nine grandchildren, Nantahala, Tully, Miles, John, Mackenzie, Michael, Alyssa, Madison and Tyler.

Family and friends are invited to gather for visiting hours on Monday, July 1st, from 4:00–8:00 pm in the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte 62) Wilmington.  Alan’s funeral service will be held at the Wilmington United Methodist Church, 87 Church St. (Rte. 62) Wilmington on Tuesday, July 2nd, at 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations made to be made in Alan’s memory to the Merrimack Valley Food Bank, 735 Broadway St., Lowell, MA  01854.  Alan proudly served in the US Navy.

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4 Entries in Guest Book for “Alan P. Ware”

  1. Thomas Lee says:

    I had the honor of working with Alan as a “Green Horn” in the Battery business, he took me under his wing and mentored me as we grew a viable battery business in upstate NY. I could call Alan anytime and he and Jimmy became close friends through the years. My wife and I would stop and see both of them when we traveled to NH or Maine. Their hospitality was second to none. Alan was a source of Priceless information that he would freely share if you asked. He was a gentleman thru and thru and a Man I’m Proud to have know and to be able to call “My Friend”. I will miss him but we have Jimmy who has the same Heart as Alan for Family and Friends.

  2. Kathy Fligg says:

    Wonderful man, wonderful life. May you now Rest In Peace, Alan. Your light will shine upon those you love. God Bless All touched by this Special Soul.??

  3. Jeff Root says:

    I had the pleasure of getting to know Alan through our working relationship, which led to a lasting friendship. Alan was genuinely a nice guy with a humble and unassuming nature that always made you feel welcome and comfortable. I will miss him. My heart and prayers go out to his family and friends.

  4. bob fleming says:

    I had the pleasure of knowing Alan thru business relationships, however he
    became a true friend and very loyal, we would have lunch together and talk
    about every thing except business.I will miss him.
    may you rest in peace Alan.
    bob fleming

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