Warren E. Munroe
Warren E. Munroe, 83, a resident of Cape Coral, Florida since 1986 and formerly of Lincoln, Rhode Island, passed away Thursday, October 22, 2020, in Cape Coral. He was born on December 23, 1936, in Providence, Rhode Island. He was the son to Harrold and Esther Munroe, now deceased.
Warren was of the Methodist faith but was most recently attending Gulf Coast Baptist Church with his wife, Dolores. Warren held a variety of jobs in his lifetime including: Associate Professor at Rutgers University; New Jersey, Vocational Rehabilitation Therapist working with individuals with disabilities at Gulf Coast Center, Fort Myers; owner of his own floral business in Rhode Island, and Superintendent of the Department of Transportation in Rhode Island.
Warren loved going on cruises on Royal Caribbean with his wife, Dolores. They reached the exclusive status of Diamond Membership, and he loved going to the ice shows on the cruise ship. He also enjoyed going to hockey games.
Warren loved to go out to restaurants with his family and friends. A few of his favorite restaurants included: Asia Restaurant in Lincoln, Rhode Island; Dunkin Donuts, Bob Evans, and Mel’s Diner in Cape Coral, Florida; and Boston’s Fish House in Winter Park, Florida. He also enjoyed going to Broadway shows at the Cultural Theater in Cape Coral, Florida; Broadway Palm and Barbara B. Mann in Fort Myers, Florida; and the Playhouse Theater in Titusville, Florida.
When he wasn’t cutting up boxes and paper with his big scissors over the garbage container, he was sitting on the couch eating his endless bowls of coffee ice cream, watching Fox News or hockey and football games.
He was frequently outside in the yard trimming bushes, killing weeds, and helping everything grow and look beautiful. He has always loved being outdoors. One place that he loved going to was Bear Spring Camps in Maine. He went as a child with his father and then later with his family.
Warren was loved by many, many people. His “Blue Eyes” lit up a room. Everyone loved his great sense of humor. He was quite the practical joker, whether it be butter on the nose on your birthday or an ice cube down the back.
His favorite times were when family and friends would gather for any occasion and the conversation would always end with the sharing of the crazy stories of family road trips, backyard football games, and hockey games in Cumberland, RI.
He had a heart filled with compassion, and will always be remembered as a loving father, husband, and friend.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Dolores A. Munroe of Cape Coral, Florida and five loving children: Scott Munroe (Margaret) of Canton, Texas; Lance Munroe of Edgewater, Maryland; Duncan Munroe, also of Edgewater, Maryland; Gordon Miranda of Orlando, Florida; and Michael Miranda (Beatriz) of Land O’Lakes, Florida. He loved his eight grandchildren: Scott, Jr., Caroline, Madison, Crystal, Britney, Joey, Alisa, and Andrew.
Warren was proceeded in death by two siblings, Elaine Wotherspoon and Arlon Munroe.
“Celebration of Life” Memorial Services in both Florida and Rhode Island will be held at a later date.
Memorial Contributions in memory of Warren E. Munroe are suggested to: Alvin A. Dubin, Alzheimer’s Research Center, 12468 Bentley Common Court, Ft. Myers, Florida 33907. Telephone: 239-437-3007 or Fax: 239-437-3008.
Mullins Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, Florida, is entrusted with final care.