Winifred "Winnie" (Gray) Williams


Winifred Winnie Williams

Winifred Winnie Williams (nee: Winifred Gray) passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, Dec. 22, 2013, at the age 94.

Winnie grew up in Kenosha and attended Mary D. Bradford High School where she met her sweetheart, Earl Williams. They married in 1946 when Earl returned from valiantly fighting in World War II. Winnie and Earl had two daughters, Patricia and Julie, and enjoyed spending time with their extended family and friends.

For more than 30 years, they ran Williams Sausage Shop on 30th Avenue and Roosevelt Road. Earl and Winnie often visited their family in Door County, and in retirement spent time with their daughter Julie and her family in the woods of St. Germain. Winnie was a Girl Scout troop leader, belonged and was active in the Christian Mothers Society, and was a life-long member of St. Marks Parish. She enjoyed golfing, bowling, and was an avid bridge player. Winnie was an enthusiastic Green Bay Packer fan.

Preceded by her loving husband, Earl Williams; sisters, Marion Kaitis and Dorthea Deitchman, and brothers, Charles and James Gray.

Winnie is lovingly survived by her daughters, Patricia Capozzi of Milwaukee and Julie Williams of Rhinelander and her four grandchildren, Sergio Capozzi of Cranford, N.J., Allegra Capozzi of Milwaukee, James Collins of Kenosha, and Jackie Collins of Kenosha. She is also survived by her ten great-grandchildren.

The family is holding a private memorial service at the Lutheran Home. Winnies family would like to give great thanks to the dedicated staff at the Lutheran Home and Seasons Hospice for the care and compassion they provided. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Lutheran Home, Seasons Hospice, or the would be appreciated. A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows. St. Francis of Assisi
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