Dean A. Winterton

April 8, 2016

Dean A. Winterton

DEAN A. WINTERTON – of Clifton Park, NY, peacefully passed away on Friday, April 8th. Beloved husband of Carol (Hanchett) Winterton. Devoted father of Kimberly Speck and her husband Brian of Burnt Hills, NY, Jeffrey Dean and his wife Torrey of Danvers, and Kristyn Smith and her husband, Dave of Clifton Park, NY. Cherished “Bumpy Dean” and “Wahaa” of Ian, Cameron, Sean, Keegan, Reagan, Deacon, Liam, and Dawson. Also survived by his younger sister Barb of Sommerset and older brother Dave of Louisville,KY. Also survived by his wife’s family, The Hanchetts of Springfield and Hanchett-Leons of Lexington.The family invites family and friends to join them at an Open House SATURDAY APRIL 23, 2016 1p-3p(Short Prayer Service at 1:30)Shenendehowa Adult Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park, NY 12065. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Dean’s honor to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or Northway Church, 1208 Rte 146, Suite 5, Clifton Park, NY 12065.

OBITUARY:

Dean Winterton passed peacefully from this world April 8, 2016, after a long and brave battle with Prostate Cancer. Born to Roland and Marion Dixon Winterton in Manchester NH, Dean lived in Towson MD and then Springfield MA, where he met Carol whom he married in 1969. Dean and his family lived in Clifton Park, NY since 1984. Dean is survived by his Junior High School sweetheart and loving wife of 47 years, Carol, and their three children Kimberly Speck and her husband Brian of Burnt Hills, NY, Jeffrey Dean and his wife Torrey of Danvers and Kristyn Smith and her husband Dave of Clifton Park, NY. Known as “Bumpy Dean”, and “Wahaa”, he is also survived by his eight beloved Grandsons: Ian, Cameron, Sean, Keegan, Reagan, Deacon, Liam, and Dawson. Dean is also survived by his younger sister Barb of Sommerset, MA, and older brother Dave of Louisville, KY, and his wife’s family, The Hanchetts of Springfield, MA and Hanchett-Leons of Lexington, MA.

Dean passed away in Woburn with his the love of his life,Carol,holding his hand. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. A Quartermaster in the US Navy aboard the USS Essex, and a truck driver for many years, he was honest, hardworking and funny, and a positive force to all who knew him, or cared for him. His eternal optimism and indomitable spirit was buoyed by his faith, and despite his long battle he drew strength from a simple verse from Philipians 4:13; “I can do all things through Him, who strengthens me”.

Family always came first as he spent countless hours on the sidelines of soccer fields near and far. All 3 children graduated from Shenendehowa High School as Varsity Soccer Athletes, and each Captained their respective colleges and Universities in the State of Vermont. Dean’s “whistle” was a distinctive and familiar sound at all of his children’s sporting events, where he rarely missed a game. His ever present support continued on the sidelines and stands of his grandson’s games and matches, along with his whistle, which will be missed.

While he is at peace, and no longer suffering, he will forever be in our hearts and prayers.

The family invites family and friends to join them at an Open House SATURDAY APRIL 23, 2016 1p-3p (Short Prayer Service at 1:30)at the

Shenendehowa Adult Community Center

6 Clifton Common Court

Clifton Park, NY 12065

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Dean’s honor to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or Northway Church 1208 Rte 146 Suite 5, Clifton Park, NY 12065.

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