Thursday, March 7, at 11:30 AM at St. John Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue, Norwalk.


St. John Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT.


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.


Ronald Winthrop

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.

  1. Sometimes words aren’t enough to take away our grief, but in the midst of the grief we realize the beauty of a life well-lived never dies. Ron had a life well-lived. Ron was kind and compassionate to all, and the memories we have of him will help to ease the sorrow we share. To Sue, Joseph, Bethany, Matthew, and Jenna you must know “Pops” spoke often of the love and pride he has for all of you. I love you all.

    March 4, 2019
    Virginia (Winthrop) Mulherin -
  • Ron was my best friend. We traveled many highways together. He was one of the kindest men I ever knew and it was an honor to call him friend. My condolences to you and your family Sue. He will be missed by the many people he touched in his life.

    Joe Garrity, March 5, 2019

    March 5, 2019
    Joe Garrity -
  • Dearest Sue, you and your family are in my prayers.

    March 6, 2019
    Dawn Hammond -
  • Ron was a great friend and sports card dealer. He always had lots of pet names for his friends. Susan I will really miss him and all the fun we had together. God bless you and your family. God bless Ron.

    March 6, 2019
    John dombrowski -
  • Susan, Sorry about your loss. I met your Dad at the card show years ago and became good friends. I really enjoyed our time together talking about everything. I’m really going to miss him.

    March 11, 2019
    Bryan D Young -
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