On Dec. 21, The Warren Group family lost one of its own. Timothy Matlack Warren died peacefully at the age of 89 at his home in Topsham, Maine surrounded by his wife and family.
Tim was born on December 9, 1923, in New Canaan, Conn., the son of Keith Faulkner Warren and Barbara Matlack Warren. Tim was raised in New Canaan and then in Lovell, Maine, where his family moved in 1930, seeking a simpler and more tranquil lifestyle.
In 1948, Tim joined his father working in the family publishing business, then known as Warren Publications. Following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather before him, Tim rose through the ranks to become president. From 1975 to 1988 he served as publisher of the company’s flagship publication, Banker & Tradesman, overseeing its rapid growth in circulation and reputation as the Bible of the real estate industry in Massachusetts. In 1988, he proudly handed over management of the company, now known as The Warren Group, to his son, Timothy M. Warren, Jr., a member of the fourth generation of Warrens to run the family enterprise. Tim Sr. was uniformly admired by his employees for his warmth and compassion (and his trademark bow tie!). He had a friendly and supportive interest in the work of each member of his staff, offering encouragement and motivation to deliver excellence.
Throughout Tim’s life, whether he was working on town, church, or college committees, or in his role as a business leader, Tim was a facilitator, bringing people together in calm, rational, and at times humorous, discourse.
In addition to his wife, Phyllis, and son, Tim Jr., Warren leaves a daughter, Elizabeth Faulkner Warren-White of South Freeport, Maine; another son, Peter, of Camden, Maine; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
To read Banker & Tradesman’s full coverage of Timothy Warren Sr.’s passing, click here to read the special section.
A video memoir of Warren’s life has been posted online, as well as audio recordings of Tim, including humorous Maine stories and interesting details of his early years. Warren, a former Bowdoin College student and lifelong supporter, was also honored by the college. Bowdoin’s coverage is posted here. A tribute to Warren in the Boston Globe can be found here.