Bruce R. Warila age 76 of Hudson passed away on Thursday, January 1, 2015 at the Rose Monahan Hospice House in Worcester. He was the beloved husband of Beverly (O'Toole) Warila.
Born in Concord on June 2, 1938 he was the son of the late Oliver and Grace (Carbury) Warila. He graduated from Maynard High School in 1956.
Bruce married his high school sweetheart Beverly on October 4, 1962 and shared a charmed life for 52 years in Hudson.
Bruce was founder and president of ABC Used Auto Parts in Leominster, a business that he grew into one of the largest auto recycling operations in North America. Bruce retired in 1999 after selling his business to Ford Motor Company.
Throughout his retired adult life he enjoyed spending time with his family in both Hudson, MA and York, ME. He was an avid gardener who took pride in his yard planting a multitude of flowers and trees. Winters were spent in Florida and vacations in Atlantis, Bahamas where he enjoyed fishing, swimming and beautiful sunsets which he cherished the most.
Bruce was a generous, spirited man. He donated conservation land to the Town of Lancaster and constructed walking trails on the outskirts of his home in Hudson for all to enjoy. As an avid walker and nature lover, Bruce spent countless hours on back roads and trails thinking about his family, his businesses and enjoying every day of his life.
Besides his wife he is survived by their children, Bruce Warila and his wife Ellen, Dan and his wife Karyn and Anne LaMarche and her husband John and their eight grandchildren; Daniel, Alex, Raechel, Jeffrey, Natalie, Jake, Luke and Joe.
Services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Bruce's memory may be made to:
The Jennifer Hunter Yates Sarcoma Foundation
P.O. Box 698
Hudson, MA 01749