Obituary: Warren Richard Meier, 88

Warren Richard Meier, formerly of Southborough and Alton Bay, NH, of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully on February 12, 2021. Born in Lawrence, son of Walter Meier and Yette (Drescher) Meier. Growing up in Methuen, he graduated from Searles High School and went on to study at Wentworth Institute in Boston. He served 4 years in the United States Coast Guard during the Korean War.

Warren married Myra Gallarane of Lawrence in 1962. They moved to Southborough, MA where they raised their family. They became members of First Congregational Church of Marlborough. Warren was an active member and past master of the Saint Bernard Lodge of Southborough. Warren had a lengthy career in the construction industry. He began as an estimator, working his way to Vice President of a large Boston firm. Towards the end of his career he started a successful construction consulting business. 

After retirement, they moved to Alton Bay, New Hampshire in 1995. Warren enjoyed an active life with his wife, children and grandchildren. Gardening, fishing, sailing, boating and skiing were just some of his passions.

In addition to his loving wife Myra, Warren is survived by his daughter Laura Meier of Quincy, son Jonathan Meier of Duxbury, and his children Michelle, Christian and Jacqueline; his daughter Susan Valenti of Amesbury, and her children Andrew and Alex; and daughter Carol Pickering of Shrewsbury, and her children William and John.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a visitation period on Thursday, February 18th from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Chiampa Funeral Home ~ 5 Church Road, On the Common, Shrewsbury Center. His funeral service will follow at 12:00 pm. Interment with Military Honors will follow at Southborough Rural Cemetery. In keeping with the Covid-19 guidelines, all attendees are kindly asked to wear face coverings and practice social distancing while at the funeral home and cemetery.

(Obituary and photo via Chiampa Funeral Home)

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