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John "Jack" Willard Winder

June 24, 1947 ~ March 5, 2022 (age 74)

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John “Jack” Willard Winder, 74, of Colchester, passed away peacefully at home with his devoted wife Rosa at his side on Saturday, March 5, 2022. Born June 24, 1947 in Johnstown, PA; he was the son of the late W.H. and Ruth (Shaw) Winder. For years Jack worked at Pratt & Whitney in various departments until his retirement in 2001. During his retirement he would spend hours outdoors hunting and fishing; appreciating the natural beauty of the world. He soon became restless during his retirement and worked at Allegra Farms in Colchester as a drive for the horse carriages. He also rode his Harley and flew his ultralight airplane whenever he could. In addition to his wife Rosa, he will be forever loved and remembered by his children Carrie (Mark) Livingstone,  John (Krissey) Winder, and Kimberly Jones; grandchildren Dakota, Taylor, John M., Cameron, Kaleb, and PFC. Shawn (Kayla); sister Jeanne Gmeiner; and numerous other extended family and friends. In addition to his parents he is also predeceased by a sister, Louise Yuntz. Jack valiantly fought several serious illnesses simultaneously this past year, but ultimately lost his courageous battle to multiple myeloma bone cancer. Calling hours will be held on Friday, March 11, 2022 from 2-5 PM at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Rd, Colchester, CT. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or to the Shriners Hospitals for Children For online condolences, please visit



                                “You are at peace now, so sleep well my love until we meet again”

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March 11, 2022

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home
167 Old Hartford Road
Colchester, CT 06415


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607, Tampa FL 33607

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