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Carroll E Ware
  • 82 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 26, 1931
  • Place of birth:
    Randolph, Maine, United States
  • Date of passing: Feb 13, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States
Let the memory of Carroll be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of a loving father, devoted husband and honored veteran, Carroll E. Ware, 82, born on February 26, 1931 and passed away on February 13, 2014. We will remember him forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Karen Ware on 13th February 2017

"Good morning Dad!  What a sad day it is for our family.  Today marks 3 years that we lost you and as I write every year on your anniversary I miss you just as much today as I did 3 years ago. :-( :-(

Not a day goes by that I don't think of you...I have your picture in almost every room and talk to you every day.  Know that you are in my thoughts every day but especially today!  

I posted the following on father's day and though it would be apropo to write it again on your anniversary to remind us all of what you wanted:  A few months back, I happen to be going (actually snooping behind mom's back) through your wallet specifically looking for that beautiful bare shoulder picture of mom (which has mysteriously disappeared) because Patty and I were beginning to put together a "save the date" card for a surprise birthday party for Mom.

Anyway, in the midst of what was left, I found a tattered piece of paper all folded up with your handwriting on the back of it that said "TO BE READ AT MY FUNERAL"...well you can imagine how sorrowful I felt at that moment that I/we never knew of these wishes.  So, as suggested by Patty, I have saved this in my wallet for this day.  On this day, I want to honor your wishes by saying/typing it now for all to read.  The tattered paper read:

"I believe had I been given the chance to say some last words, that I would have chosen the following words of Randal Hohr:

A time will come when my life will cease.  But when that time comes I ask that you remember these things:

...Bury my body but don't bury my beliefs.
...Bury my heart but don't bury my love.
...Bury my eyes but not my vision.
...Bury my feet but not the path of my life.
...Bury my hands but don't bury my diligent efforts.
...Bury my shoulders but not the concerns I carried.
...Bury my voice but not my message.
...Bury my mind but don't bury my dreams.
...Bury me but don't bury my life.

If you must bury something, let it be my faults and my weaknesses.  But let my life continue on in you."

So Dad, there you have it!  Your life and legacy will continue to live on through your seven children, 14 grandchildren and now 6 great grandchildren."

This tribute was added by Shirley Corrigan on 15th January 2017

"There's not a day that goes by that I don't think of you Dad. I miss you terribly. Theres a space in my heart that just can't be filled, it remains empty since you passed. I feel your presence and know that you are with me. The angel on my shoulder.  Im trying to keep the promises I made to you, Dad. As you know, its very difficult for me, but I will never stop trying……. for you.  As I write this, my heart is aching…..but I will get through this just like everything else. I love you Dad."

This tribute was added by Matthew Nadeau on 27th February 2016

"I think of you often and how you helped shape the man I am today. Thanks for everything. Happy Birthday, Grandpa."

This tribute was added by Josh Charland on 26th February 2016

"Happy Birthday Grandpa. I think about you all the time gramps, I miss you dearly. I miss your big smile, energetic laughs and silly jokes. <3 xoxo"

This tribute was added by Libby Martel on 26th February 2016

"Happy Birthday! I thought of you today as I passed by the puzzle I have from you hanging on the wall and  I paused and reflected on all the fun times and many laughs you shared. I am so happy that you were a part of my life. We all miss you!"

This tribute was added by Kathy Vanadia on 26th February 2015

"""The Chain"   (Sign of the Cross Dad wore around his neck)
Shared by Kathy Vanadia on 06/15/2014

                                               Little I knew
                                              that morning,
                                             God was going
                                    to call your name, in life we
                              loved you dearly, in death we do the
                             same.  It broke our hearts to lose you,
                            you did not go alone, for part of me went
        with you, the day God called you home. You left us beautiful
                             memories, your love is still our guide,
                                             and though we
                                             cannot see you,
                                             you are always
                                            by our side.  Our
                                               family chain
                                             is broken, and
                                            nothings seems
                                           the same, but as
                                           God calls us one
                                           by one, the chain
                                              will link again.""

This tribute was added by Patty Ware on 26th February 2015

"Thought about you all day today, dad-- I went to mass and lit a candle in your honor. Your birthday is special because it reminds me of the gifts you gave to us. Miss you still. Happy B-Day!

Love, Patty"

This tribute was added by Dan E. Ware on 26th February 2015

"Happy Birthday Dad. 831"

This tribute was added by Josh Charland on 26th February 2015

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRAMPA! MISS YOU SO MUCH BUDDY! <3"

This tribute was added by Olive Ware on 19th July 2014

"miss you so much.  it is so quiet without you.  Stopped by your gRave with Karen tod"

This tribute was added by Kathy Vanadia on 17th June 2014

""The Chain"   (Sign of the Cross Dad wore around his neck)
Shared by Kathy Vanadia on 06/15/2014

                                               Little I knew
                                              that morning,
                                             God was going
                                    to call your name, in life we
                              loved you dearly, in death we do the
                             same.  It broke our hearts to lose you,
                            you did not go alone, for part of me went
        with you, the day God called you home. You left us beautiful
                             memories, your love is still our guide,
                                             and though we
                                             cannot see you,
                                             you are always
                                            by our side.  Our
                                               family chain
                                             is broken, and
                                            nothings seems
                                           the same, but as
                                           God calls us one
                                           by one, the chain
                                              will link again."

This tribute was added by Matthew Nadeau on 16th June 2014

"I thought about you a great deal this weekend. I always called you first on Father's Day. Love and miss you Grandpa!!"

This tribute was added by Libby Martel on 15th March 2014

"Been thinking about you... I can't believe a month has already gone by. Each time I look at your puzzle hanging on my wall I hear you saying "How are you sweat heart?" I smile and say we are all doing fine. Keep watching over us all and be sure to say hi to Mom and Dad Martel. Miss you."

This tribute was added by Michelle Colglazier on 2nd March 2014

"Have been thinking about Grandpa so much the last couple of days. I can honestly say I feel his presence with me a lot. I miss you tons!!!"

This tribute was added by Kathy Vanadia on 26th February 2014

"Happy Birthday Daddy!  I MISS YOU!!!  Love You, Kathy"

This tribute was added by Karen Ware on 26th February 2014

""HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD"  I KNOW YOU ARE UP THERE WITH AUNTIE BEA AND THE REST OF THE CLAN SMILING DOWN.

THINKING OF YOU AND MISS YOU MORE & MORE EACH PASSING DAY. XXOO"

This tribute was added by Dennis O'Connor on 22nd February 2014

"Carroll had been our neighbor for many years in Chicopee,he was a wonderful man always willing to lend a hand if needed.He was always so very proud of the Family he had and of his Loving Wife Olive.I am sure that he is looking down on each and everyone of his Family. Rest In Peace Carroll   !!!!!"

This tribute was added by Rita Spence on 20th February 2014

"I’ve had the privilege of being included in the collective Ware family world over nearly four decades.  Through the chaos and noise of another large family (I too have five siblings), I could see how much Carroll loved his wife Olive, all his kids, and later their kids.  He seemed like a tough taskmaster at first, but that impression was quickly erased by his smile.  But even more, his eyes gave away the fact that he was part pixie and part softy.  He was a very inclusive person, and he always made me feel welcome.  

My heart goes out to each child, grandchild, friend, and extended family member of Carroll’s.  Everyone had a relationship with Carroll, yet each person had a unique connection.  Whatever your experience, I hope you can benefit from the stories and memories and collective interaction with one another at this time and going forward.  Along with tears there are a lot of laughs to be had.  And Carroll wouldn’t want it any other way.

Finally, I extend my best to Olive and to good and longtime friend Al.  I wish I could be there with you.  I am very sorry for the loss of your husband and your dad.

Rita Spence"

This tribute was added by Libby Martel on 19th February 2014

"I love ya Dad! Carroll was a sweetheart with a great smile and a big heart. We know he loved his family and wife very much. He was so proud of everyone. The best for me is that He was this great big teddy bear that I loved to hug. Denis and I will miss him so much. See you on the other side Carroll! It's all good from here on out for you. All our love! Denis and Libby"


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