Clarence ‘Cy’ Winton Jr.
Cy, late of Route 3, Holderness, was born in Stoneham, Mass., on Oct. 30, 1929, to parents Clarence Thomas and Harriet Winton Sr.
He graduated from Stoneham High School in 1947 and began employment at the Atlas Paint and Supply
Company. He then served in the Korean Conflict from 1951 to 1953 as a lineman.
He returned to Stoneham where he then became manager of his own Atlas Painting and Supply store in Westwood, Mass.
On Feb. 20, 1971, he married Margaret “Peg” Rita Winton, and they moved to their home on Route 3 in Holderness, where they have resided for 42 years.
He was self-employed doing general maintenance for lake houses on Mooney Point, Big Squam Lake. He semi-retired from his business in 2010 and formally retired in 2011.
Cy was a homebody who loved his town, relatives, and friends. He was an avid reader of newspapers and enjoyed working crossword puzzles. He was a “people person” and a talker who was well-known for his dry sense of humor. He was respected in the area for being the “king of one-line zingers” and for his quick “comebacks.”
He was a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 620, in Stoneham, Mass., and a lifetime member of the American Legion Dupuis-Cross Post 15 in Ashland.
He is survived by his wife, Peg; sister Mabel Wise of Hilton, N.Y.; brother John Winton of Charlotte, Vt.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was pre-deceased by his parents and a brother, Henry Arthur Winton.
Visiting hours will be on Friday, July 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Dupuis Funeral Home on 11 Hill Ave. in Ashland.
The service will be the following day, Saturday, July 7, at 11 a.m. at the Holderness Community Church at 919 Rte. 3. Burial will take place after, at the Trinity Cemetery, Route 175 in Holderness. Rev. Everett Palmer will be officiating.
Following the graveside memorial, there will be a reception at the Bridge School (the Holderness Church annex).
Dupuis Funeral Home of Ashland is in charge of all arrangements.
Donations may be made to the Holderness Community Church, PO Box 613, Holderness NH 03245.