June 14, 1938 ~ March 2, 2019
Ronald Winthrop, age 80, of Stafford Springs, CT, formerly of Norwalk, CT passed away on March 2, 2019 at Douglas Manor Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Windham, CT after a 7 month battle with liver cancer.
Born in Georgetown, MA on June 14, 1938, he was the son of the late Helen Begin and Norman Winthrop. He graduated in 1956 from Central Senior High School, Providence, RI.
He is survived by his daughter, Susan Silva (Sue) and her husband, Joseph, of Danbury, CT, and his beloved grandchildren Bethany, of Washington, D.C., Matthew and Jenna and his cousin, Virginia Mulherin, of Loveland, CO. Ron was predeceased in 1999 by his beloved wife, Barbara.
Known as “Pops” and “Poppie,” Ron was an avid sports fan, holding a special fondness for the Boston Red Sox and NASCAR. He served in the Navy from from 1956-1958 as a medical corpsmen and was honorably discharged. He was a truck driver for American Red Ball, worked for Crawford and Russell as a purchasing agent and was a warehouse associate for MBI, Inc. He retired from MBI in 2003 and spent his retirement living a full and independent life, collecting, trading and selling sports memorabilia while making many new lifelong friends. He will be deeply missed by his loving family and friends.
The family wishes to recognize and thank Ron’s healthcare team, specifically his hospice nurses, Jackie and Chelsea, and the nurses and staff at Douglas Manor, especially Emily and Jessica, for their exceptional and compassionate care of our beloved Pop.
At Ron’s request, there are no calling hours.
Family and friends are invited to a graveside service at St. John Cemetery, 223 Richards Ave, Norwalk, CT, on Thursday, March 7 at 11:30 AM. A luncheon (to be announced) will follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ron’s memory to Hartford Health Care at Home / Hospice, 1290 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, CT 06109.
Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Messages of condolences may be sent to Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851.