Ernest Varnum
Tuesday
29
December

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Ashley~Drolette Funeral Home
35 Oak Street
Middleborough, Massachusetts, United States
508-947-3600
Tuesday
29
December

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Ashley~Drolette Funeral Home
35 Oak Street
Middleborough, Massachusetts, United States
508-947-3600
Tuesday
29
December

Interment Service

12:00 pm - 12:15 pm
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Ashley~Drolette Funeral Home
35 Oak Street
Middleborough, Massachusetts, United States
508-947-3600

Obituary of Ernest R. Varnum

Ernest R. Varnum, age 92, of Middleborough, died on Saturday, December 19, 2020, at the Oakhill Healthcare Center in Middleborough. Born in Warrensburg, New York, he was the son of the late Carson & Matilda (Baker) Varnum.  After graduating high school, Ernest enlisted in the U.S. AirForce and proudly served his country, as a Corporal during World War II.  He specialized in automotive maintenance and repair on gasoline powered military wheeled vehicles.  He was discharged from the service and settled in Middleborough where he made his life with his wife and daughter.  Ernest was a carpenter by trade, a lumberjack in younger days, and had his own vinyl siding business.  For many years, he was the groundskeeper at Camp Avoda in Middleborough. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed canoeing.  A caring, loving and simple man, he will be sorely missed. Ernest was the beloved husband for 69 years of the late Ethel F. (Ouellette) Varnum; loving father of Martha L. Varnum of Dighton; dear brother of James Varnum of New York and the late Ellen Perspare; and loving uncle of three generations of nieces and nephews. All are welcome to the visitation at the Ashley Funeral Home, 35 Oak Street, Middleborough, on Tuesday, December 29, 2020, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM, followed with a funeral service starting at 11:00 AM. **LIMIT OF 25 PEOPLE AT ALL TIMES, INSIDE THE FUNERAL HOME** Due to the pandemic, a face mask and social distance rules must be followed at all times. Interment at Cedar Knoll Cemetery, Staples Street, East Taunton. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ernest's memory may be made to the Central Congregational Church, 2 Webster Street, Middleborough, MA 02346.
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