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Wilma E. Winters

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Wilma E. Winters, 93, of Wrentham, and a former longtime resident of Franklin, died Monday, July 25, 2011, at the Pond Home following an illness. Born March 27, 1918, in Woonsocket, R.I., a daughter of the late James W. and Mary E. (Woodward) Winters, and the stepdaughter of the late Jesse Hoyte, she had been a resident of the Boston area for many years before coming back to Franklin and moving to Wrentham in 2009. She was raised and educated in Franklin schools, and was a 1936 graduate of Franklin High School. She went onto Larson Jr. College in Hampden, Conn., and then Boston University, where she earned a bachelor of arts degree in education and a master's degree in education. She completed her education at Simmons College, where she received a master's degree in library science. She worked at Boston University Medical School, and then was a librarian in Boston for the Retina Foundation. Later, she moved to the Harvard School of Public Health as a librarian at the Center for Population Studies, where she worked until retiring in the early 1990s. Wilma enjoyed volunteering at the Franklin Public Library, traveling to visit friends out of state, watching the Red Sox and reading, especially a good mystery. Ms. Winters is survived by many cousins and close friends in the local area. A graveside funeral service is planned for Thursday, Aug. 11, at 1:30 p.m., in Union Street Cemetery, Franklin. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory sent to Friends of Franklin Public Library, 118 Main St., Franklin, MA 02038, would be appreciated. Arrangements are under the care of the Charles F. Oteri and Son Franklin Funeral Home (www.oterifuneralhome. com), 33 Cottage St., Franklin.

Published in The Country Gazette from Aug. 7 to Aug. 14, 2011
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