He was married to his beloved wife Nancy Hartwell for nearly 30 years. Warren was born August 7, 1944 in Providence, Rhode Island and was raised in both Rhode island and Martha's Vineyard. He attended Providence Country Day School.East Providence High School and Boston College, where he ran the classical radio station WCRB.
While Warren Richmond Hartwell was at college,
he was known to be the only one to volunteer to climb Mount Washington, in the dead of winter, to erect
A legend in audio/visual broadcasting in the 1960s, Warren was part owner of the Mooncusser Café in Oak Bluffs, which hosted many aspiring and well-known celebrities at the time.
Warren was an accomplished pilot and owner of
Mooney aircraft and would fly passengers back and forth from Boston to Martha's Vinevard
Here is a snippet of the obituary that appeared in the Vineyard Gazette. Click this link for the complete document.
There will be two celebrations of life:
May 21 at the Newport Yacht Club
from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
June 4 at the Rhode Island
Yacht Club from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
A memorial service on Martha's Vinevard will be held at a later date
Memorial contributions can be sent to: Newport Yacht Club youth sailing program in Newport, Rhode Island
the Chewonki Foundation
in Wiscasset. Maine, or the
Dana-Farber Cancer Center in Boston
For online condolences and more information, please visit chapmanfuneral.com