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Robert Paul Winrow

d. November 21, 2018

Deacon Robert Paul “Bob” Winrow, 86, of Kingston, NY passed away on November 21, 2018, at his home surrounded by family.

Born on July 12, 1932 to Harold E and Elizabeth (Coughlin) Winrow in Somerville, Massachusetts, Bob enjoyed a childhood of playing every sport imaginable with friends. He married Dorothy Harrington Winrow in July of 1956 and together they shared 62 years of devoted partnership. Bob was a graduate of Tufts University, class of 1955; a revered career manager at IBM, where he worked from 1955 – 1993, and at Hudson Valley Technology Corporation, where he then worked from 1993 –2006. He was ordained as a Deacon for the Archdiocese of New York on February 11, 1978; he was beloved by the St. Joseph’s Church community where he served for 40 years.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, William, and will be honored by his wife Dorothy and their five children, who survive him in this life: Robert Paul Jr (Dorinda), Mark (Donna), Marilyn (Jack) Dillon, Claudia (Randy) Bitonte, and John Douglas (Millie).

Meticulous and resolute, kind and patient, intelligent and creative, Bob dedicated his full being to every task at hand. Whether he was providing and caring for his family, crafting heartfelt homilies, solving engineering and management problems, or admiring a sunrise over the Cape Cod horizon, Bob connected with and manifested the profound with an elegant simplicity. He was a thoughtful listener and steadfast husband/father/grandparent/friend, and he will be greatly missed.

His legacy lives on through his close family, with which he celebrated many wonderful times. They have supported each other throughout his illness and will now bond together in this time of grief to celebrate him. In addition to his five children, he is survived by 13 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren, each of whom now has a special fondness for his Red Sox’s eigth-inning chorus ‘Sweet Caroline.’

Bob will be reposing at the Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home, 411 Albany Ave. on Sunday, November 25, 2018 from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

The funeral procession will form from the funeral home on Monday, November 26, 2018 at 9:00 am.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Church on 242 Wall Street in Kingston at 10:00 am.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a donation is made to either The Jimmy Fund (, 617-632-2903), a favorite charity of the Red Sox; or the Hudson Valley Hospice Foundation (, 274 Violet Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601).
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Service Schedule

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Sunday, November 25, 2018

2:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Simpson-Hammerl Funeral Home

411 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401

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Monday, November 26, 2018

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