AUGUSTA — Arnold Gregory Warner, 81, of Grover Hill Road, Bethel, longtime resident of Hancock Street, passed away on Thursday, March 21, at Togus.
He was born in Rumford, on Sept. 25, 1931, a son of John and Helen (Shea) Warner. Arnold was a caring dad, grandpa and husband, who died after a brief illness in the VA hospital in Togus.
One of the finest paper makers, Arnold worked three shifts, making coated paper for magazines for over 40 years. He passed that knowledge onto those working in the paper mill today.
A Korean war veteran, Oxie League softballer and one of the founding members of the Rumford/Mexico Horseshoe League, Arnold stayed active his whole life, turning to golf in his later years at Oakdale CC.
He was a member of the VFW, the American Legion and the Elks, and a big supporter of the Holy Savior Church.
A Red Sox, Celtic and Giant fan, he was always ready to talk sports and throw a five down on the Giants. Cribbage and crosswords were also passions of his.
People admired his perfectly trimmed lawn and home on Hancock Street, where he resided most of his life.
The family would like to thank the staff at the VA Hospital in Togus for the excellent care he received during his stay there.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly, of Bethel; sons, Daniel of Rumford Center, Gregory and wife, Colleen, of Bethel; daughter, Susan Berry and husband, Dave, of Bethel; grandchildren, Katie Hall and Luke Davis of Bethel, Matt Bellegarde of Rumford, Tyler and Colbath Warner of Cutler; four great-grandchildren; sister, Anna Justard of Rumford; brother, Tom Warner of Mexico; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Wilfred and John; and special friend, Sally Childs.
You are invited to share your thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the Warner family by visiting their guest book at www.SGThibaultFuneralHome.com.