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John James Winn

1921 - 2015 POWNAL, VT. John James Winn, age 93, a resident of the Vermont Veterans Home and formerly of Pownal, died on Wednesday morning, April 22, following a long illness. He was born in North Adams, Mass. on July 4, 1921, and was the son of the late Edward and Helen (Murphy) Winn. He received his education in North Adams schools. In the early 1940's, John had worked at Lend Lease preparing vehicles to be shipped to England, in advance of the United States entering the war. He served with the Army during World War II in the 345th Signal Company Wing in Italy and France. He married the former Janet Carey in Williamstown, Mass. on January 24, 1950. Mrs. Winn survives. Over the years, he had been employed at the family business, Winn's Garage in Williamstown, Mass., Warren Wire Company, Union Carbide in Bennington, and was a mechanic at Mason Oil Company in Williamstown at the time of his retirement. He enjoyed spending time at the family camp, kayaking, canoeing, and bird watching. Survivors, besides his wife, include his children, Peter Winn of Tavares, Fla., Margaret Winn of Williamstown, Mass., Nancy Hurley of Bennington, Thomas Winn of Bennington, and David Winn of Bennington. He leaves eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; nieces and nephews. John is predeceased by four brothers, Elbert, Edward, Alfred, and Chester; and his sisters, Mary Ellen McMahon, and Catherine Winn; and one nephew FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 25, at 1 p.m. at the All Faiths Chapel at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington. Friends may call at the All Faiths Chapel on Saturday from 12 p.m. until the time of the mass. Interment will follow in the family lot in Oak Hill Cemetery in Pownal where military honors will be offered. Memorial contributions may be made to the Resident's Activities Fund at the Vermont Veterans Home, through the MAHAR AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201. Guestbook condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net
Published in Bennington Banner on Apr. 23, 2015
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