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James P. “Jimmy” Winnett

June 15th, 2018

James P. “Jimmy” Winnett, age 57, of Malden, passed away on June 14, 2018.

Jim was the cherished son of the late William H. and Maureen P. “Maura” (Carew) Winnett, dear brother of Christine M. Briggs & her companion Mark Depasquale of Salem, NH, William H. Winnett, Jr. of Taunton, Margaret M. Winnett-Welch of Haverhill, Mary A. Giroux of Wilmington, MA, Paul J. Winnett of Billerica, MA, Francis X. Winnett and Elizabeth M. Lawrenson & her husband Jerry all of Wilmington, MA, loving uncle of Meaghan E. Strasshofer & her husband Sean, Katie Briggs, Devin P. Giroux, the late Joshua R. Giroux, the late Ryan M. Giroux, Nolan E. Giroux, James Lawrenson, Tommy Lawrenson, Sophie Welch and Jeremiah Welch. Jim is also survived by his good friend Henry Ferrick of Malden, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Tuesday, June 19th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday, June 18th from 4:00-8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations in Jim’s memory may be made to the Fisher House Foundation, 12300 Twinbrook Pkwy, Suite 410 Rockville, MD 20852.

Jim was a U.S. Army Veteran who proudly served his country.

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17 Entries in Guest Book for “James P. “Jimmy” Winnett”

  1. Mary Barry Emerick says:

    To the Winnett family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts & prayers.

  2. Julie Pinkham says:

    I am very sorry for your loss. Jim was a wonderful nurse and patient advocate, a leader for his profession and gentleman – I am grateful to have had the privilege of working with him.

  3. Kevin P. Doherty says:

    To the Winnett Family,

    Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this most diiffcult time.

  4. Nora Watts says:

    I had the honor of serving on the MNA board of directors with Jim
    He was a great advocate for patients and our society. I will miss his calm and persistent voice always. Rest well Jim. To your family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Your Jimmy was such a fine, honorable man.

  5. Dawn Jolie says:

    Dear Winnett Family and friends,
    I had the great privilege of working with Jim and he was an incredible nurse! I agree he was a great advocate for the patients. Our paths were always crossing, I worked night shift and he day shift, but on occasion I worked days with him and he was so wonderful with his patients, he had a special way of getting through to them!! I loved to watch him work. He was a great inspiration to me. I am very sorry for your incredible loss. May you find peace in knowing he was loved by many.

  6. Mary Mendes says:

    Dear Winnett family,
    I only had the pleasure of knowing Jimmy a few short years but he was the best neighbor we could have asked for. He welcomed us to our new home and always had a kind word and good advice. I especially will miss him dearly. My thoughts are with you in this emotional time. He was a great person and he will be missed. I’m sorry for your loss. Best wishes Mary Mendes 32 Knollin Street

  7. Kathleen Marshall says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Jim at the Region 4 of MNA and also on the BOD of MNA. He had a great view of the issues concerning his patient’s and Country. Thank-you Ky

  8. Maureen Matarese says:

    Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

  9. Joan Ballantyne says:

    It was with great sadness I learned of Jim’s passing. He was a fellow board member at the MNA. Jim offered a quiet calm knowledgeable and thoughtful voice at the table. He will be sorely missed, warmest regards.

  10. Scott&Stefanie Bishop says:

    so sorry for your loss!

  11. George & Michelle Hooper says:

    We are so sorry for your loss, please know you’re in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  12. James Phillips says:

    To the Winnett family-I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Jim was an outstanding nurse and a nicer human being. He will be sorely missed by all, including all those who had the privilege to work alongside him at the Whidden. those he worker

  13. Seamus Whelan says:

    Served with Jim for just a short time on MNA board of directors but met and spoke with Jim many times over the years at different events. He always left a positive impression as a kind and determined nurse advocate. He will be missed, Sorry for your loss.

  14. Donna Dudik says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I was on the Political Action Committee with Jim for a few years. I loved his brain and the way he expressed this thoughts and attitudes about a candidate. He will be sorely missed.

  15. Karen Coughlin says:

    I had the pleasure of being on the MNA Political Action Committee and the MNA BOD with your Jimmy. I admired his calm, thoughtful approach, while staying true to his convictions. He will be missed. I’m so very sorry for your loss.

  16. Barry Martinez says:

    I had the honor of working with Jim @ Whidden (Everett) hospital & heard of his passing & sorry to hear that ALS was his final challenge . My family has had 2 members my Dad & my brother who grew apart – LOVE & KEEP IN TOUCH FOR LIFE IS TOO SHORT !

  17. Billy O'Connell says:

    Christine,
    You, Jimmy, and I worked together at Tewksbury Hospital a long while back. Whenever I floated to the floors that Jimmy worked, it was always a good shift. You two were great people to know. Jimmy was always fun to work with and such a good person. I am very sad to hear of his death. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

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