In Memoriam : Lewis Winslow, Sr.

Lewis Winslow, Sr. Lewis H. Winslow, Sr. - age: 79
(April 08, 1936 to December 02, 2015 )
Resident of Saco, Maine

Visitation Information:
In compliance with Lewis’s wishes, he will be cremated. He did not want a service; he asked that his family simply get together and reminisce. This will happen at a date and place yet to be determined. Friends or family with questions can call his daughter Amy Simoneau at 207-323-6205. Instead of flowers, if you are so moved, please consider making a donation in Lewis’s name to the Jackson Food Pantry 538 Village Rd., Jackson, ME 04921.

Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, 365 Main Street, Saco, ME has been entrusted with the arrangements. For those wishing to make on-line condolences, please visit www.dcpate.com

Obituary:
Lewis H. Winslow, Sr. (Louie) most recently of Saco, Maine passed away at Southern Maine Medical Center on December 2, 2015, after a lengthy illness, of myocardial infarction as family members rushed to be by his side. That he was loved is evidenced by the number of people paying their last respects with a ginger brandy toast in the emergency room.

Lewis was born on April 8, 1936 in Nashua, N.H. to Edwin and Pauline Winslow. He had one step brother, Francis Kenny. A graduate of Nashua High in Nashua, NH, he married the love of his life, Dorothy, on June 30, 1956. The couple began their married life in Orleans, France, where Lewis was in the army. After their first child was born, they moved back to Nashua, NH. Most of their married life was spent in Litchfield, NH. After that, they lived in South Carolina for a while and then Brooks, Maine before each had to enter adjacent nursing facilities offering different levels of care. He lost the love of his life, Dorothy C. Winslow, on February 10, 2015 to dementia. They had been married for 58 years.

Lewis is survived by his eight children: Amy Simoneau of Belmont, Maine; Elise (and Joe) Lach of Methuen, Massachusetts; Lewis Winslow, Jr. of Nashua, NH; Alfred Winslow of Nashua, NH; Devin (and Darlene) Winslow of Manchester, NH; Randall (and Lisa Bradt) Winslow of Loudon, NH; Kathy (and Scott) Whitney of Goffstown, NH; and Tim (and Susan) Winslow of Epsom, NH. He leaves thirteen grandchildren: Andrea, Erin, Gabby, Jessica, Adam, Nathan, Cory, Justine, Brianna, Shana, Christina, Heather, and Kyle. He leaves five great-grandchildren: Porter, Bennett, Ynes, Anders, and Keegan (due to make his appearance in February 2016). Three of his late wife’s cousins are left behind as well: David Levesque (and family) of Las Vegas, Nevada; Doris Gage (and family) of Nashua, NH; and cousin Rita of Nashua, NH. Lewis had many friends who will miss him, including Lisa Cloutier Winslow of Goffstown, NH, and lifelong pals Tony and Gerda Bart of Virginia. His little dog Sandy will miss him terribly.

His family was his world and his wife the center of his universe. Throughout their 58 year marriage, Lewis did all that he could to care for his wife and his family, often working two or three jobs. The love that he and his wife shared was an inspiration to all of their children as they grew up and got married. Now Lewis and Dorothy are back together.

He was a sometimes harsh but always loving father who always had his kids’ backs. He was a hero, the first man his daughters ever loved. He instilled in all of his kids the value of hard work and of honesty. He was a craftsman who did some fine work in his time, some of it in public places like the Brooks, Maine town office. He was a Grandpa who could be counted on to go to every play, recital, or concert, taking pictures like crazy and clapping loudly. He was a proud Great Grandpa. Lewis, together with his wife, left to his family the best legacy of all: one of love and family values.

Lewis is predeceased by his parents, his step brother, and a dog named Muppet.

The family would like to express their extreme gratitude to the folks at The Inn at Atlantic Heights in Saco, Maine. These folks did everything humanly possible looking out for Lewis’s physical and emotional well being, especially after he lost his wife. They are patient, kind, tolerant, loving people who were sad when he was sad and happy when he was happy. There are no words to describe how much the family appreciates all that they have done.

“I’ll ask God to guide you and bring you back to me.
He’s so merciful and good, He’ll not ignore my plea!”
From Sentiments of Love by Dorothy C. Winslow, circa 1956








David Levesque - December 5, 2015Contact this person Contact this person
Louie Got us beers at his wedding because we were not old enough, enjoyed them on the patio at the Manor house in Reeds Ferry, Louis was a Macho guy, and a sweetheart underneath all that... Could be gruff at times but you knew it was an act...I remember seeing him on the streets in Nashua doing his policeman beat walks...Louis was someone I was glad to have in our family...



    
 





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