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CONCORD NH: True to his nature, Warren Lane Noyes died peacefully at The Birches of Concord on February 13, 2016 at the age of 87.

Warren will be greatly missed by his wife, Candace “Candy” Noyes of Concord, their children Lane Noyes and his wife, Bette Underwood of Swanzey, Martha and Robert Blouin of Franklin, “Putt” (Judit) Noyes and her husband Daniel Allegretti of Bow, Laurel and Sebastian Casanova of Concord, eight grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, his brothers, George and wife, Linda Noyes, and Richard Noyes of Chester along with numerous cousins, nephews and nieces and lots of “grand-dogs." Warren was predeceased by a daughter, Candace Lee in 1987.

Warren was born on April 7, 1928 in Malden to Warren F. and Evelyn (Lane) Noyes. He was raised in Chester, N.H., where he began his education in a one room school house before attending Raymond High School. He left high school in 1945 to finish off WWII as a member of the United States Coast Guard. After his three years of military service, Warren studied at the NH Institute of Arts and Sciences in Manchester, N.H. He moved to Rochester, N.Y. to work as a commercial artist. He was a member of the local Sports Car Club, and it was there that he met his future wife. They tied the knot in 1957 and moved back to Chester, N.H. After taking up residence in the “Old Lane Family Homestead”, they got to work on renovating the large farmhouse and starting a family. He sold his beloved 1955 Jaguar XK120 to purchase a furnace for their home. Warren volunteered on the Chester Police Department and Fire Department, and began his 35 year career with Sanders Associates/Lockheed/BAE Systems as a technical illustrator. In 1968, he and Candy moved to Hollis, N.H. where they raised their five zany kids.

Warren was a “jack of all trades” which he passed on to his son. When they came of dating age, his daughters sadly learned that not all men could fix just about anything. (but at least some can!) He was a quiet and thoughtful individual. In his younger years, Warren enjoyed fishing and hunting, however, when his new bride exclaimed “You killed Bambi!” he packed his hunting gear away. He took to feeding the songbirds, chipmunks and squirrels, and even built a feeding stand for “his” crows. He enjoyed puttering in the garden and camping with the family.

He and Candy loved to travel in their later years, “while their knees still worked." Along with his passion for sports cars, he loved old airplanes, and had an uncanny knack for finding an airport on any vacation in any country. He will be remembered for his wonderfully dry sense of humor, “it’s always darkest before it turns pitch black," his tolerance for the many adopted pets, his dedication to the many hours of hockey practices and games he drove to and sat through, and his fondness for a good cup of coffee with a homemade cookie.

There will be no services. In lieu of flowers, feel free to make a donation to your charity of choice, or, just do something kind with Warren in mind. The family would like to thank all of the staff at The Birches of Concord and CRVNA Hospice for their loving care in his last year.
Published on  February 18, 2016
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