Celebration of Life for Roy H.A."Butch" Winot
Roy H.A. “Butch” Winot, 79 of Claremont, NH died Tuesday (April 13) at Mount Ascutney Hospital in Windsor, VT following a period of failing health.
He was born in Claremont, NH on April 11, 1942 the son of Theodore and Ruth (Roberts) Winot and had been a lifetime area resident. He was a graduate of Stevens High School, Class of 1960 and also served as president of his class. On August 12, 1961 he married the former Elaine Cote. This year they would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Butch had been employed as an inspector by Sturm Ruger in Newport, NH. He had also been employed by Customized Structures and the Claremont Flock. Butch formerly play semi pro basketball and baseball. He coached both baseball and basketball at the community center. He enjoyed fishing as well as playing sports in his younger years. He served as a deacon at the First Congregational Church and on the board of directors at the Claremont Senior Center. Butch liked to work on woodworking projects in hi shop but above all he loved spending time with his family.
Members of his family include his wife, Elaine Winot, Claremont, NH; a daughter, Candy Winot Reed, Claremont, NH; a son, Eric Winot, Claremont, NH; four grandchildren, Nicholas Smith, Erica Smith, Hillary Winot, Rachel Winot, a great granddaughter, Ella Rose Smith and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Theodore and Ruth Winot, two brothers, Bernard Winot, Theodore Winot and two sisters, Beryl Nielson and Lois Dupont.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday (April 20) at Grace River with Pastor Kyle Allen, officiating. Committal will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Friends may call at the Roy Funeral Home, 93 Sullivan Street, Claremont, NH on Sunday (April 18) evening from 6 – 8 pm. Due to the current COVID 19 restrictions, Roy Funeral Home and Grace River remind everyone attending visitation and services to please wear a mask and practice social distancing. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Claremont Parks and Rec. Youth Programs, 152 South Street, Claremont, NH 03743.