Robert Pease Warren, Jr.April 22, 1940 ~ November 13, 2017 (age 77)
Robert Pease Warren, Jr., of Colchester and formerly East Haddam, passed away Monday (Nov. 13, 2017) at the age of 77. Born April 22, 1940 in Ludlow, MA, he was the son of the late Robert and Mary R. (Milne) Warren, Sr. While earning his Bachelor's degree in English Literature at St. Michael's College, he was active in the ROTC and joined the U.S. Air Force after his graduation in 1962. Following his honorable discharge in 1965, Bob began his career in education as an English teacher at Nathan Hale-Ray High School in East Haddam. Mr. Warren went on to teach in Glastonbury and then Weaver High in Hartford. After earning his Master's degree in Education from the University of Hartford, he came to the Colchester Public School system in 1974 as Principal of the former Central Middle School. Two years later, he became Principal of Bacon Academy, serving for 22 years - the longest tenure since the school's founding in 1803. He was a driving force in the building of the "newest" Bacon Academy which opened in 1993. The Academic Wing of the school was dedicated to him in recognition for his contributions to the school. Countless students, colleagues, friends and family will forever remember and cherish the indelible "larger-than-life" mark that Bob left upon their lives and hearts. He leaves two children, Ruth St. Pierre (and her husband, Stephen) of Groton, MA and Daniel Warren of Deep River; two grandchildren, Mason and Luke St. Pierre; his former wife, Sue Ellen (Ranicar) Warren of Deep River; and numerous extended family. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, James, late of Walpole, MA. A Memorial celebrating his life will be observed 11 AM Saturday (Nov. 18th) directly in the Dr. Franklin S. Gross Auditorium at Bacon Academy, 611 Norwich Ave., Colchester, followed by a reception in the cafeteria. Those who wish may bring a dish to share. He will be laid to rest privately with military honors at the State Veterans Cemetery, Middletown. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Bacon Academy Scholarship Fund, Inc., P.O. Box 213, Colchester 06415. Care of arrangements has been entrusted to the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home of Colchester.
Bacon Academy Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 213, Colchester CT 06415