Obituaries

Warren H. Cormier, Jr.

August 28th, 2013
Warren H. Cormier, Jr., age 52, of Andover, formerly of Wilmington, died unexpectedly on August 27, 2013, at the Lawrence General Hospital.

Warren was born on September 19, 1960, in Lowell, MA, he was the dear son of the late Warren H., Sr. and Lorraine A. (Cabana) Cormier and part of a large and loving family.

Warren was raised and educated in Andover, MA, and was a graduated of Andover High School, Class of 1978.

Warren married his “sweetheart” Sharon L. Hutchins in June of 1983 and just celebrated their 30th Wedding Anniversary.  Warren and Sharon moved to Wilmington where they lived for 16 years and raised four great kids before moving back to Andover in 2009.

Warren loved being a dad, he was always there to support his children, whether it was coaching boys basketball, girls basketball, traveling basketball, AAU teams; Warren was there for his children.  When Warren wasn’t coaching the teams he was always there for moral support, he was their biggest fan, and was known as being a “bench coach” at heart.

Warren was very proud of his family and his love for them was unconditional.  Warren took on the role of “Papa” to Wesley and Sierra, he thoroughly enjoyed the time he spent with them; they always put a smile on his face.

Warren worked hard to provide for his family, he was self-employed for many years at the Town Car Shuttle Company, which he owned and operated with family.

In his spare time, Warren enjoyed watching old movies, reading, especially mystery novels, playing cards; he always loved a great hand of poker, or taking in a Patriots, Red Sox, or Bruins game with his family or friends.

Warren will be fondly remembered as a “great guy”, dependable, friendly and fun to be around.  He was a wonderful husband, father, Papa, son, brother, uncle, and friend to many.  Warren will be dearly missed by all.

Warren was the beloved husband of Sharon L. (Hutchins) Cormier, devoted father of Warren Cormier III of Medford, Danielle Cormier & her significant other Wesley O’Connor of Waltham, Trevor Cormier and Rachael Cormier both of Andover, loving “Papa” of Wesley and Sierra O’Connor, dear brother of Kim Tourigny & her husband Ken of York, ME, Cathy Downs & her husband Glenn, Christopher Cormier, Lori Penney & her husband Tim all of Wilmington, and Scott Cormier & his wife Sam of Windham, NH, son-in-law of Shirley and the late George Hutchins of Andover, brother-in-law of Paul & Cathy Hutchins of North Andover, Scott & Linda Hutchins of Grafton, Sue Young & Steve Boutot of Haverhill, Shirley & Bill Loui of Danville, NH, and Mark Hutchins of Andover.  Warren is also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rt. 62), Wilmington, on Saturday, August 31st at 11:00 a.m.  Following the Service all are welcome to join the family at the Knights of Columbus Hall, School Street, Wilmington.  Visiting hours will be held on Friday, August 30th, from 4 -9 p.m.   In lieu of flowers, donations in Warren’s memory may be made to Shooting Stars, 7 A Street, Derry, NH 03038.  www.nicholsfuneralhome.com.

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36 Entries in Guest Book for “Warren H. Cormier, Jr.”

  1. Kristin Bryan says:

    Even though I was not lucky enough to have known Warren I do know his daughter Danielle. Seeing the woman and mother she has became makes it obvious that she was raised with tons of love and support. Your dad is so proud of you Danielle …I am sure Warren was an awesome guy and he will be forever missed.

  2. Karen, Gerry, Alex and Gerry Jr. O'Reilly says:

    Lori, Chris and Family,
    You will have the wonderful memories to carry with you always. That can never be taken away. Gerry, Alex, Gerry Jr. and I are so sorry for your loss. You are a beautiful family. Your friends are here for you.

  3. Pamela Cabana says:

    Warren will be sorely missed by Dave and I. Dave loved growing up with such a large and wonderful family to always have fun with. Over the last few years we have been separated by distance but family has always been in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you Warren may you rest in the kingdom of heaven.

  4. Robert F. and Phyliss Strong says:

    To all of Warren’s family our deepest sympathy for the loss of Warren. Our memories of Warren are mostly when he was a child, but he will always be remembered.

  5. Mark T. Hopkins says:

    My heart goes out to Sharon and her family. What a shock to loose such a wonderful man at such an early age. It should give all of us pause to embrace the things that are dear to you now and every day and never wait until tomorrow to do the things that can and should be done today. Warren’s passing will be an inspiration to me to be a better person and to always find the good in life just like Warren did. God Bless You All.

  6. Lauren Todd St. Jean says:

    I’m so sorry to all of you for the loss of such a wonderful person. I will always remember Warrens sense of humor and what a great dad he was to all of you. Many memories of him driving us all over and telling his funny tall tales. I remember he always called me “Toddy” when I would come over to see Danielle. Sharon, Warren, Danielle, Trevor and Rachael I will be holding you all close in my heart, and am sending you all my love .

  7. Susan Barragan (fka Johnson) says:

    I am heartbroken. I was a close friend of Warren’s in Junior High and High School. I always looked forward to seeing him at our class reunions, one of which is coming up next month. He will be sorely missed. God bless him and his family.

  8. Wayne and Maureen Parsons and Family says:

    To the entire Cormier Family, We are so sorry for your loss! There is no worse feeling than to lose a brother so young. The Parsons/Sullivan Families are here for you all. We will pray for you all at this sad and painful time.

    Wayne, Maureen, Ryan, Erica, and John Parsons

  9. Amanda Murree & Justin Sylvia says:

    Rachael,
    We are devastated to hear about the loss of your dad. Although we never had the chance to meet him, we know that he was a wonderful dad as he has raised an amazing young woman. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us, so know that he will always be with you. Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.

  10. Bonnie & Norman Winson says:

    Cathy & family,
    Norman and I wanted to express our deepest sympathy to you and your entire family for the sudden loss of your loving brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time of sorrow. Stay Strong..

  11. Angela Hyde says:

    To the entire Cormier family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. I have so many great memories of our families growing up together. Warren will be missed!

    Angela (Downs) Hyde

  12. Tom Markham says:

    My sincere sympathy to Warren’s family. I knew Warren from Junior High and High school growing up in Andover. He was always so upbeat and you always felt relaxed around him. I just wish I got to spend some time with you during last 35 years since High School. God Bless, Tom

  13. Joseph develis says:

    I fondly remember Sharon when she worked as a waitress in the chineses restaurant and warren coming in to see her. It was evident how much they cared for each other. Although I did not know him personally well he was a friendly guy and treated people with kindness. Gods speed to his wife Sharon and all of their extended family and friends for their loss. He is in gods hands and one day you will all see him again.

  14. Paul DuBose says:

    I have many fond memories of Warren from High School mostly, FB practice. Warren was one of those great guys that was easy to be around and everyone liked. My deepest sympathies to Sharon and the rest of the family.

  15. Fred Champy says:

    Thoughts and prayers to Warren’s family.

  16. Lisa Coburn Brennan says:

    Words cannot convey how sad I am to hear of Warren’s passing. Although it has been many years since I lost saw him, I have such vivid memories of his huge smile and infectious laugh. My most sincere and heartfelt sympathies to his beloved wife and children. It is so painfully clear that he will be sorely missed. Please know that you are all in my heart, my thoughts, and my prayers.

  17. Ernest J. Perry says:

    I know Warren’s daughter Rachel and my thoughts and prayers are with her and her family right now. I can see where Rachel gets her passion for basketball. Her father was her inspiration and great human being.

  18. Jenifer Savosik says:

    I have many fond memories of gatherings with the Cormier-Penney family. Warren was always great at making us all laugh. He truly was a “great guy”. Lori, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  19. SUe Connors & Family says:

    Warren’s smile will always be with us all. He was a kind & gentle soul. I loved his laugh and could make me chuckle all the time. Great story teller. We spent lots of time at the basketball courts weather it was coaching together or watching our daughters show off their talents.

    Warren it was way to soon for you to leave us, your memories will carry on. It was a pleaure to have had the opportunity to know you. You have a wonderful & caring family. God Bless You <3

  20. The Masiello's says:

    Dear Rachael
    Sweetheart we are so sorry for your loss. We know that you now have an amazing angel that will be with you always. Sorry we were not able to meet your dad. We are here for you if you need anything. So sorry to your family as well. Hugs and prayers for all of you. we adore you

  21. Leanne Woodland says:

    Lori, I am simply heartbroken for you and your family. Your brother Warren was such a great person to talk to and will surely be missed. Keep his memories close to your heart. You have an amazing family and alot of friends who love you all very much.

  22. Lisa, Dave and Sam Trearchis says:

    Sharon and Rachael and the Cormier family -
    We are all so sorry for your loss. Warren had such a great sense of humor and we all enjoyed talking with him during our AAU practices and games – he always made us laugh. It was so obvious how proud he was of Rachael and the special bond they shared around basketball. We are all very glad we had an opportunity to get to know him this past year and will miss him. Our love and prayers go out to you both and your family.

  23. Nina Homola says:

    Lori and Tim,

    I cannot tell you how sorry I am for your loss. I know that words offer little comfort, but I hope it helps to know that others care and are thinking of you. I believe those we love never truly leave us. They live on in our hearts and in our minds. I hope your memories provide you comfort. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    With deepest sympathy, The Homola Family.

  24. Michele Lindsey says:

    Cathy,

    I am so sorry to hear about your brother. My heart goes out to you and your family. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. So sorry for your loss!

  25. Lorene Vasquez says:

    Sharon, Little Warren and family, My heart is broke to hear the sad news of Warren. Many great memories of him standing chatting with me at The Burlington Marriott front desk. We could always be sure Warren would be right on time if not early for his next ride into the airport or any other place. It was always most welcoming to have his smile come in the door with a funny joke or two about me and my pilots…lol… he is smiling on this one…Even took us girls into Boston for Girls Nights Out and many Red Sox Games. He was one of a kind and will truly be missed. Kids I have to tell you all. You all meant the world to him. He talked of you all EVERYDAY… Sharon I am so sorry and will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. You all have an Angel watching over you now. My heart is heavy today. RIP my friend Warren.

  26. Mark S. Hutchins says:

    To my Brother-in Law-We will all miss you dearly but none more than your adoring children and grandchildren. You were absolutely ALWAYS about family and tried to support anything they felt was their pursuit in life even if you may not have always agreed inside 100% but always gave 100% in support. Thank you for watching over my sister and your children-God Speed.

  27. The McCue Family says:

    To all of you,

    Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. We first met Warren when he was Tierney and Rachael’s basketball coach. He was truly a “great guy” and we will always remember him. We wish that wonderful memories will comfort you in time.

    You are all in our prayers. Tracy, David, Tierney and Riley McCue

  28. John & Roxanne Reid says:

    Lori,Tim & family
    We are sorry to hear of your loss.
    Our thoughts & prayers are with you in this sad time.

  29. David Bono says:

    My deepest sympathy for his family. I actually got my drivers license with him … We both went together with drivers Ed class to get our license since we both were born in Sept. … Plus many days on East Jr High and and High school football fields

    He was always a great athlete and great guy

    AHS 78

    God Bless

    David

  30. The Collins Family says:

    Lori, Tim & Family,

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. Sending our love, thoughts and prayers to all of you during this difficult time. Please know that we are always here if you ever need anything.

  31. Dan Esdale says:

    Dear Cormier family,

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Many of my fondest memories of working at the Burlington Marriott began with Warren’s larger than life personality walking into our lobby. His good nature was contagious and he could light up a room with his smile. He will be missed dearly. Rest in Peace, Warren.

  32. Ken Maglio says:

    Sharon, Rachel and Cormier Family,
    I was shocked and saddened by the passing of Warren. I was privileged to have Warren as a student and athlete at the old East Junior High. A young man everyone remembers as the kind of son,brother and friend you would want to have. Always a smile snd always a good laugh. My deepest and warmest regards at this most difficult time. My prayers are with you.

  33. Ken Smith says:

    Being “AAU Dads”, Warren and I spent many weekends over the past 5 years watching our daughters play basketball together. Warren loved spending his time that way. Rachael, he was so very proud of you. Warren was always positive, upbeat and there with a smile. I truly cherished our friendship and conversations. I was proud to call Warren my friend. Sharon and family – our thoughts are with you. With deepest sympathy, Ken, Denise, Shannon & Andrew Smith

  34. Rick and Janet borseti says:

    Sharon and family….Our hearts broke when we heard about Warren’s passing. He always knew how to make us laugh and enjoy being with him. The memories of all the fun we had in Newport and riding the ‘Down Easter’ to Maine with be forever cherished. His craziness was so infectious! What a wonderful family man and kind kind guy. Such a great loss no words can describe. We hope all the fond memories will give you some comfort. Sending our love to you and your family,
    Rick and Janet Borseti

  35. Lisa (Morgano) Larsen says:

    I’m sad to hear of Warren’s passing! We worked together at Bishop’s and I always remember how fun he was to work with and how much he made me laugh. When my car was broken he would drive me home even though it was out of his way. He was a good man. My heart goes out to his family. To lose a man at such an early age is so hard to deal with.
    Lisa

  36. Tracy Hilker says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Warren when he would visit River Place. He, as he loved to call himself, was truly Mr Wonderful. I am so sad to hear of his passing, as he was so full of life and just a really great guy. always wanted to make everyone happy and everyone smile. Praying for you all,
    Tracy

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