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Elbert J. "Bud" Winn

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Elbert J. “Bud” Winn, 89, of Adams Road, Williamstown and former longtime resident of North Hoosack Road, Williamstown, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003, at the Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, following a long illness.

He was born in Williamstown on Dec. 21, 1913, son of the late Edward and Helen (Murphy) Winn. He attended Williamstown Elementary schools. The family moved to North Adams where he attended Drury High School. He returned to Williamstown in 1938. He was a U.S. Army veteran of W.W. II and served in the Asiatic-Pacific and Philippine theatres of operation.

He was employed for 25 years in the Buildings and Grounds Dept. at Williams College, retiring as foreman in 1978. Earlier he was employed as a greenskeeper at the Taconic Golf Club in Williamstown. He was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church, Williamstown, member of the Richard A. Reuther Post 152, American Legion, Williamstown, and was an avid golfer.

His wife the former Ruth J. (Chase) Winn, whom he married May 6, 1945, died April 3, 1997.

He is survived by a daughter, Patricia L. Winn of Dalton; four brothers, Chester Winn, Alfred J. Winn and John J. Winn, all of Williamstown, Edward F. Winn of Bennington, Vt.; two sisters, Mary Ellen McMahon and Catherine Winn, both of Williamstown; three grandchildren, Robert R. Jasco Jr. of Hendersonville, Tenn., Risa L. Maynard of Stephentown, N.Y., and Traci Jo Winn of Bennington, Vt..; one great-grandchild, Joye T. Maynard of Stephentown, N.Y., and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. A son, Elbert J. Winn Jr., died Oct. 4, 1988.

A liturgy of Christian burial for Mr. Winn will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2003, in St. Patrick’s Church. The Rev. Mark J. Burke, SJ, pastor St. Patrick’s and St. Raphael’s churches, Williamstown, will officiate. Burial will follow in Eastlawn Cemetery, Williamstown.

There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations in his memory be made to the Williamstown Youth Center, through the Auge’-San Soucie-Simmons Funeral Home, 46 North Church St., North Adams, MA 01247, which is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Bennington Banner on Nov. 25, 2003
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