Herbert C. Ware, 81, formerly of Bardwells Ferry Road, Conway, a retired forester-arborist at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, died Sunday in a local nursing home.
During World War II, he worked at the Greenfield Tap & Die Corp. He later was employed by the Boston and Maine Railroad Co. as a track man for 10 years.
Born in Willington, Vt., he was educated in local schools.
He was a member of Retirees Chapter 93 of the Massachusetts Public Employees Union. He enjoyed camping and was a beekeeper.
He leaves his wife of 53 years, the former Florence Larabee; three daughters, Beverly Stafford of Turners Falls, Janet Fleming of Essex Junction, Vt., and Lucy Bonnette of Greenfield; three sisters, Marion Lane of Dummerston, Vt., Mary Fawlkner of Saxtons River, Vt., Marjorie Andrews of Brattleboro, Vt., nine grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be private and at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Green River Cemetery. There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Joslin Diabetes Foundation, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, 02215. McCarthy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Union-News (Springfield, MA) — Monday, April 1, 1991