Warren Whitcomb passed away peacefully Sunday, May 8, 2016 at his home in New Haven, surrounded by family.
He was born November 9, 1928 in Manchester, CT the son of Lewis and Vera (Davis) Whitcomb.
Warren farmed for 30 years in New Haven. Warren was active in town government, serving as a Lister, the Planning Commission, the Selectboard and Mt Abe School Board. He was a charter member of the New Haven Volunteer Fire Department, and treasurer, filing for their 501(c)3 status. He remained active in retirement with his woodworking, making reproductions of early American furniture, chains, and a variety of carvings. He was an avid gardener, winning the grand prize for his blue hubbard squash. He loved working in the woodshop with his grandchildren.Â He spent quite a bit of time digging for Native American arrowheads, visiting the area schools and sharing his knowledge of the artifacts with children. His collection of arrowheads from New Haven was donated to the Beeman School Library.
Warren is survived by his ten children Kathy Barrett, Bob (Karen) Whitcomb, Peg Sherlock, Susi Steinhart, Pat Whitcomb, Julie (Bill) Heffernan, Emily (Eugene) Charlebois, Jim (Christine) Whitcomb, Rebecca (Tommy) Craft, David (Amie) Whitcomb, 21 grand children, Connie Barrett, Laurie Barrett, Elijah Whitcomb, Andrew Whitcomb, Natalie Angers, Stephen Whitcomb, Kelvin Sherlock, Karen Sherlock Larock, Kane Sherlock, Joe Steinhart, Brian Heffernan, Sarah Heffernan, Nicole Charlebois, Luc Charlebois, Derek Whitcomb, Dustin Whitcomb, Adam Whitcomb, Nolan Whitcomb, Ryan Whitcomb, Hannah Whitcomb, Violet Whitcomb; 6 great-grandchildren Caiden Whitcomb, Solomon Whitcomb. Liam Whitcomb, Eden Whitcomb, Ari Reckess-Sherlock, Braeden Angers. He was predeceased in 1976 by the love of his life, Natalie.
Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, May 14th at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol from 3 to 6 p.m. Private burial service for family at a later time. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Addison County Home Health and Hospice or the New Haven Volunteer Fire Department.