Warren E Hoffman, beloved father, devoted son, and kind soul died December 12th, 2021 at the Belmont Manor Nursing Home in Belmont Mass. He was 92.
Warren is survived by his children Edythe Forbes of South Portland, Maine and Roger Hoffman of Arlington, Massachusetts, their respective spouses Tom Forbes and Donna Hoffman, his Grandchildren Tennyson Perkins of South Portland, Maine and Kelsey Hoffman of New York City and his longtime companion Grace Giuditta of Needham, Massachusetts. His wife Phyllis Josselyn Hoffman died in 1993.
Warren was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A creature of habit, he grew up in Watertown on Bradford Rd. After his marriage to Phyllis, he raised his family one street over on Standish Rd. Service in the Air Force as a Staff Sergeant took him to Texas and later to Greenland but Watertown was home. As a younger man, Warren drove a taxi in Boston and worked as an apartment building superintendent in Brookline. Then he landed at the Boston Globe and never left. Warren worked in the Globe for over fifty years, first as Linotype Machine Operator and then moving on to Composing when the Globe modernized to Offset Lithography printing. Warren always worked second shift and neighbors used to remark that they could set their clocks by seeing him leave for work every day at 4pm. Warren did not retire until he was 79.
Warren was a Depression baby and nothing brought a twinkle to his eyes more than saving money. Clipping coupons was his sport. Warren also loved ice hockey, a fine scotch, his summer cottage in Maine and blueberry muffins. After his wife’s death, Warren found happiness with his companion Grace. Warren was an old school guy. He had difficulty speaking about his emotions but he showed love through sacrifice, hard work and providing for his family.
Visiting hours will be held in the MacDonald, Rockwell & MacDonald Funeral Home, 270 Main St., Watertown on Saturday December 18, from 11 AM to 12 Noon, followed by a funeral service at 12 Noon. Relatives and friends are kindly invited.
Warren’s family would like to thank the staff at Belmont Manor for taking such tender care of him in his final days. He considered flowers a frivolous expense, so please in lieu of flowers, make a donation to a charity of your choice.
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