David J. Winston

May 3rd, 2021

David James Winston, 63, of Wells, Maine, died Saturday, June 13, 2020 at his residence. He was the widower of GG Marshall-Winston, who predeceased him in 2018. He is also predeceased by his brother and best friend Stephen Winston.

David was born in Boston, MA, on April 14, 1957, son of the late James Joseph Winston, Jr., and the late Audrey M. (Craig) Winston. Dave grew up in Wilmington, MA, where he graduated from Wilmington High School, with the Class of 1976. He lived for a time in both Dunstable and Chelmsford, MA before moving to Maine.

He was a truck driver for many years, last working for Linde Trucking in Kittery. When not driving, he and GG owned and operated “Braketime,” a red food truck parked near the Sanford Airport, serving up hearty meals to their loyal customers.

David loved spending time with his wife and enjoying the outdoors. He enjoyed golfing as was a former member of Nabnasset Lake Country Club in Westford, MA. He loved to cook and was known for striking up a conversation with anyone that happened by. He and GG loved to travel to South Carolina, Florida, and Alabama. Just last year, he took a wonderful trip to Ireland to visit his ancestors’ homeland.

Dave is survived by his brother, John Winston of Lawrence, MA; his sister, Maura Finch of North Reading, MA; two step-daughters, April Horne of Kennebunk, ME, Layla Fabrizio and husband Mark of Pepperell, MA; four grandchildren, Ava and Anya Horne, Joseph and Max Fabrizio; seven nieces and nephews, Meghan Veo, Lindsey Jack, Courtney Metcalfe, Jonathon Finch, Ryan Finch, Kail and Andrew Winston; and many cousins, aunts and uncles. David will also be missed by his faithful dog “Winnie,” who he rescued just last year.

Family and friends will gather for Visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA, on Saturday, June 5th from 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, MA, at 12:00 noon.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in David’s memory to The American Heart Association, 51 U.S. Route One, Suite M, Scarborough, ME 04074 or Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


7 Entries in Guest Book for “David J. Winston”

  1. Frank West says:

    Sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Deepest sympathies sent to the entire Winston family.

  2. Thomas Flaherty says:

    So sorry to hear about Dave’s passing. I have some great memories with him and his family. Prayers to the entire Winston family..

  3. Nan Davidson says:

    David was a nice and soul. Our prayers for his family.

  4. Nan Davidson says:

    David was a nice and kind soul. Our prayers go out to his family.

  5. Frank McLean says:

    I was surprised and saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. He had just earlier sent me a picture from the 70’s hanging in N Wilmington. What a great guy, another gone much to soon. Say Hi to Steve.

  6. Angela Dunnington Tarry says:

    Dave was such an incredible man! He was one of the most caring people with the kindest heart! He is sorely missed. Love to you all! ??

  7. Marilyn Cronin says:

    Dave was one of the nicest human beings I have ever met. It was a privilege to know him. He was kind and caring and a great friend and also a wonderful husband to my cousin, GG, taking such great care of her at such a difficult time. I miss them both but knowing they are together gives me peace. “I miss your home made molasses cookies, Dave.”

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