LITTLETON — William R. Ware, 85, of Littleton, formerly of Bolton, a retired carpentry construction foreman, died Thursday, Sept. 19, in Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley after a long illness.
He leaves his wife of 62 years, Vera L. (Gabrielsen) Ware; three daughters, Sylvia Montrone of Clarks Green, Pa., Barbara Ware of Gilsum, N.H., and Cheryl A. Anderson of Edwardsburg, Mich.; two sons, Robert Ware of East Burke, Vt., and Stephen Ware of Bolton; two brothers, Edward C. Ware of Berlin and Eliot Ware of Las Vegas; two sisters, Alice Babcock of Oakland, Md., and Ruth Sizemore of Greenwood, Del.; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. A brother, Arthur Ware, predeceased him. He was born in Clinton, son of Edward C. and Ida M. (Walcott) Ware, and graduated from Hudson High School in 1936 and Worcester Boys Trade School in 1937. During World War II, he served in the Army.
Mr. Ware was a carpentry construction foreman 25 years for G. Bonazzoli & Sons of Hudson, retiring in 1979. He also taught cabinetry at Worcester Boys Trade High School, and was a machinist for La Pointe Co. in Hudson. He was a captain for the Bolton Volunteer Fire Department, and served as a selectman, school board member and assessor in Bolton. He was also a Scout master.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, in Bolton Federated Church, Main Street, Bolton. Donations may be made to the Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley, Activity Fund, 191 Foster St., Littleton, MA 01460. National Cremation Service, Quincy, is directing arrangements.