Matilde ‘Tillie’ (Perez) Warner, of Montague, MA, died Feb. 16th,
2017 at New England Health Center in Sunderland, MA. She was born Sept. 12th,
1941 in Madrid, Spain. Her husband of 36 years, Myron A. Warner II, passed away
in 2016. She was the daughter of the former Ramon Perez Gimenez and Daria
Arroyo Rico of Madrid, Spain. She is predeceased by her brother Ramon Perez,
her daughter, Joann M. Swanson, and her son, Steven G. Swanson. She will be
greatly missed by her sons, Gary D. Swanson, Michael D. Swanson and Allen M.
Warner, her step-sons Myron A. Warner III and Marc A. Warner, her sisters Laura
(Perez) Whynot and Pilar Perez Arroyo and brother Fernando Perez. Tillie also
leaves many cousins, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews,
grandnieces and grandnephews and very many friends.
Tillie graduated from Colegio
Público Menéndez y Pelayo of Madrid in 1958 and also studied English for 2
years. At Torrejon Air Force Base in Madrid, Spain, she met her first husband,
George E. Swanson.
After coming to America and
(proudly) becoming a U.S. citizen, she worked at some manufacturing jobs in the
Gardner area including at a plastic toy maker and a furniture manufacturer
(both no longer in existence). After moving to Greenfield, MA in 1972, she
worked for Phoenix Mutual until her retirement. She (and her husbands) was a
member of the American Legion. She loved to camp, watch classic movies and
gameshows, play board games, and cards. She was into numerology and liked
playing numbers games.
Tillie was a two-time cancer
survivor. Her life was one of love and caring for all she involved herself
with. Special thanks to New England Health Center for their loving care. In
lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the name of Matilde Warner to the
American Cancer Society.
A Memorial Service will be held
on Monday, March 6th, 2017 at 7PM at Living Waters Assembly of God, 450 Davis
Street, Greenfield, MA 01301
A private family burial will be
planned for the Spring
Expressions of sympathy are
available at: www.wrisleyfuneralhome.com