SACO – Willard Clinton Warren II, 86, of Fryeburg died April 13, at Seal Rock Health Care Center, where he had been residing for the past few years.

He was born July 24, 1922, in New Canaan, Conn., the son of Barbara Matlack and Keith Faulkner Warren, and great-grandson of Augustus Stephens, former mayor of Portland. Known throughout his life as “Brub,” according to his brother, Timothy, a nurse at the time of his birth gave him the name, Brub, which stuck with him throughout his life.

At a young age, the family summered in the Lovell area, returning to the area where his mother’s family had lived for generations. They vacationed at Conifer beside Lake Kezar for many years before permanently moving to Lovell in the early 1930s.

For several years they lived at a farmhouse on Conifer property called Spartan Range. While living at Conifer the Warren children were home-schooled. Once the move to Lovell Village was completed in 1934, with a homestead being purchased in 1935, he and his siblings were able to walk to school to attend and graduate from the Annie Heald School in the Village.

Prior to attending Fryeburg Academy, he was fortunate to have the sort of childhood one reads about in this modern age. He fished behind the house, swam, mountain climbed, hunted porcupines for the 25 cent bounty, caddied at the golf course, and still found time to do his share of chores to help around the house such as splitting and stacking the wood for the various stoves and fireplaces. Even with those responsibilities, he, became the editor of Lovells local newspaper at the time, The Lovell News.

While attending Fryeburg Academy, he met his future wife, Jean Stanley Cameron. He played football, and developed his love of skiing which he enjoyed throughout most of his life. Upon graduation from the academy, he attended Bowdoin College where he studied and received his degree in economics.

He was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity while at Bowdoin. During his last semester, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps to serve his country during World War II. He served on bases throughout the islands of the South Pacific, only to be sent home due to a medical condition and for further rehabilitation.

Upon his return, he returned to Bowdoin to complete his degree. At the same time, Jean and he became engaged, and were married Aug. 26, 1946. A wonderful wedding and reception were held at Jean’s parents’ estate in Fryeburg, Highland Park. After the marriage, he and Jean moved to Boston, where he attended further courses at Bentley College, and went to work as part of the third generation working for Warren Publications as the assistant treasurer.

In later years, he moved to West Virginia and Pennsylvania to work as a manager for Pro-Con with Jean’s father, George Cameron. Upon completion of those jobs, he moved his family to the caretaker’s house at Highland Park and embarked on his career as an accountant.

In 1957, he became part of the Mount and Carter, an accounting firm in Boston. Throughout his accounting career, his firms merged and eventually became the Boston office of KPMG Peat Marwick, from where he retired as the Senior Tax Principal in the early 1980s. He managed to commute to Boston during the week until his retirement, and still have time for family life while at home in Fryeburg. Skiing, hiking, picnics, the Saturday night dancing, as well as the 40-plus year traditional Sunday morning golf game, all made for relaxing while home in Maine.

After retirement, he continued to remain active, traveling the globe with his wife, his weekly golf game, as well as donating service to his community. For many years, he served as a treasurer of the First Congregational Church, trustee at Fryeburg Academy, as well as participating in an active role on the Capital Campaign for the building of a new Science Building, where a classroom is named after him and his wife. He also served as the treasurer of the Western Oxford County Agricultural Society for 20 years. Under his guidance, with help from his daughter, he computerized the accounting and payroll systems to improve the efficiency of that organization.

He is survived by a son, Willard Clinton Warren III and his wife, Daphne, of Saco; his daughter, Hannah Warren and her husband, Lewis Chasteen, of Fryeburg; his brother, Timothy Matlack Warren and his wife, Phyllis, of Topsham; a granddaughter, Katie Jean Warren of Malden, Mass.; as well as a niece and nephews.

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