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Warren Charles Oatley, III
  • October 15, 1932
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  • August 04, 2018

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Warren Charles Oatley III, 85, of North Fort Myers passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, August 4, 2018. He was born October 15, 1932 in Haverhill, Massachusetts to the late Warren and Agnes (Cegalis) Oatley.

Warren was raised and attended schools in Haverhill, graduating from Haverhill Trade School in 1950. He served honorably in the Navy during the Korean War later marrying the first love of his life, the late Eleanor (Sargent) Oatley of 50 years and raised 4 children in Haverhill, and later in Atkinson, NH. He retired from AT& T (formally Western Electric) in North Andover, MA and later in New Jersey, living in Newtown, PA. After retirement he resided in Alfred, ME and Englewood, FL. He spent summer months in Seabrook Beach, NH and Wells Beach, ME before living full-time with his current wife Betty Frank Oatley, the second love of his life, in North Fort Myers, FL. He was a devout Catholic throughout his lifetime. He was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox, the Boston Bruins and the New England Patriots. He was a member of the Elks, the American Legion, the Amvets, the VFW and the Moose Lodge, often volunteering his time. He loved boating, fishing, golfing and dancing but the times he enjoyed the most were those spent with his extended family; his wife, children, step-children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Besides his wife Betty, with whom he spent eleven wonderful years, he is also survived by his loving children; Cheryl Slaiciunas and husband Stephen of Branford CT., Karen Voishnis and husband Mark of Cape Coral FL., Steven and his wife Andrea of Hampton NH., and Terri Costin of South Berwick, ME. and her companion Dennis Willette; his step-children; Judy Frank of SC., Dawn Frank of ME., Peter and his wife Liz of FL., Joseph and his wife Devon of FL., Donald and his wife Bonnie of ME., Patricia Newell and her partner Louie Mendes of FL., Jane Gagne and her husband David of GA., and Edward of ME. Also 28 grandchildren and step-grandchildren as well as 25 great grandchildren. He also leaves behind his sister Ann Joensuu of Seabrook Beach, NH., sister in law Shirley Lovett and husband Jake of GA., Eleanor Welsch and husband Donald of ME., and brother in law James Lawlor and wife Gretchen Shepard of ME., and many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Papa will always be our shining star in the evening sky remembered for his love of life, his big heart, his quick wit and sense of humor.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Warren’s name to: Moffitt Cancer Center Research, Tampa, FL. Moffit.org/Donate .

Information pertaining to memorial services at Holy Angels Church in Plaistow, NH are forthcoming. Burial will follow with military honors at Holy Angels’ Cemetery, Plaistow, NH.

Baldwin Brothers, North Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.


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  1. 24 Aug 2018
    Albert Gardella says:
    Cheryl, Steve, Karen and Terri,

    I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Warren. May he rest In Peace with Auntie Eleanor... and the rest of our lost loved ones. ❤️

    I have such awesome happy memories of the Seabrook House. So much fun growing up...

    My sincere condolences to you and the entire Oatley/Frank families.
    XOXO
    Cousin Al & Bry

  2. 13 Aug 2018
    Jim Roldan says:
    Hi Cheryl, Karen, Steven, and Terri.
    Word has reached us, via another former resident of Wood Dr., of your Dad's passing. My mind immediately went to a memory of eating steamers for the first time ever in Seabrook with your folks. Must have been 1967 or '68. My mother later admitted that she was not fond of them, but it instilled a lifelong taste for them in me. It was one of the first times I felt like a true New Englander.
    On behalf of the Roldan family, our sincerest condolences for your loss. I hope somewhere both of your parents are sharing a laugh with my father right now.

  3. 12 Aug 2018
    Cheryl says:
    How can I measure a man's life? He was my first love and will always be. He made a wonderful life for me and my Mom, Eleanor, and my siblings. He sooo enjoyed my children, Michael and Rachael and his other 6 grandchildren. He will always be in our hearts. Sad to see him go but we will be OK knowing he is at peace. "You did good Dad and Papa."
    Rest and please look in on us from now and then. You have a wonderful great grandson, Brayden, who you met on Earth and another one soon to be born. We will share our memories with them. Love you forever. Cheryl

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  6. 08 Aug 2018
    Jeannette Lavigne says:
    Betty
    So sorry for your loss our prayers and sympathies are with you and your family . Love you❤️

  7. 08 Aug 2018
    Diann says:
    Heartfelt sympathy for the entire family.
    Diann Dircz and Robert.

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  10. 08 Aug 2018
    Judy Charneski says:
    Dear Betty, Our hearts are with you. Warren was a dear friend and he was fortunate to have a "second love of his life" in you! Stay in touch, we love you. John & Judy

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  12. 08 Aug 2018
    Brenda Duncan says:
    Betty , I’m sorry for your loss. Warren had a great love for life and family.. hold on to your memories my dear Sister-in-law. I love you ..
    Please give warren’s family my deepest sympathies.
    Rest in peace warren

  13. 08 Aug 2018
    Cindy says:
    Aunt Betty & family...I am sincerely sorry for your loss. Warren sure had and has many people who love him. That is a beautiful tribute to the loving, caring man that he was. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. God Bless you.

  14. 08 Aug 2018
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  15. 08 Aug 2018
    Terri says:
    Miss you so much dad. Thank you for a wonderful life. My memories are the best. Soar high with mom
    ❤ Terri

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