William ‘Bill’ Winnett, passed away September 15, 2018 at the age of 91.
Born in Somerville, he was the son of the late William G. Winnett, Sr. and Catherine (Ryan) Winnett. He was raised in Medford, lived in Canton until 1979 and moved to West Dennis in 1980.
He proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He was assigned to the Mission Bay Aircraft carrier during World War II from 1944 to 1946. After returning from WWII, Bill worked for the New England Telephone Company/Verizon for 38 years.
Bill enjoyed spending his winters in Florida with his longtime companion and best friend Mary Bryson.
An avid New England sports fan, he loved the Cape Cod Senior Softball League. He had been a member since it started in 1987. Bill played first as a 3rd baseman, a manager of several teams, and as an umpire until his departure.
He was a loving father to Bill, and his wife Maura Winnett, Carol Flaherty, Nancy and her husband Tom Robbins, Jack and his wife Janet Winnett; Marianne Winnett, and Terry and her husband Paul Callahan. He is the grandfather of Paula, Jamie, Christen, Corey, Greg, Robert, Randy, Elizabeth, Marc and Sara; great grandfather of Primo and Emery; caring brother of his sister Pat and her husband Tom Hubbard; brother to the late Robert (Bob) and his wife the late Ann Winnett; and is survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Bill was the former husband of Catherine B. “Kay” Winnett, who passed away in 2002.
Funeral services were private. Donations in Bill’s memory can be made to: Cape Cod Senior Soft Ball League, c/o John Hession, Treasurer, 29 Collins Lane, Chatham MA 02633. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Silva Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Taunton.
For expressions of sympathy, to sign an online guestbook, or to light a memorial candle visit www.silvafuneralhome.com
Cape Cod Senior Softball League
29 Collins Lane, Chatham MA 02633