Stow – Philip C. Winin passed away peacefully with his family by his side Sunday, May 21, 2017 at the age of 65. Born in Fitchburg, he was the son of the late Walter Winin and Jeannette Christian Winin.
Phil will forever be in the hearts of his wife, Linda Winin, and their daughter, Kirsten Winin. He is also survived by his sister, Marie Trent of Leominster; his mother-in-law, Mary Casaceli of Hudson; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Janet and Dennis Perlot of Tolland, Conn. and Richard and Barbara Casaceli of Hudson; and nieces and nephews, Jacob, Nicole, Joshua, Robert, and Leigh.
Phil took his walk in the woods every day, whether it was a local hike, climbing Wachusett Mountain or Mount Manadnock, scaling the peaks of the White Mountains in New Hampshire, or forging new ground in Baxter State Park in Maine. The woods and mountains fed his soul and refueled his spirit.
A Hudson High School hockey and football player, and later a dedicated triathlete, he maintained a focus of physical activity all his life. He always incorporated movement into work and leisure. Phil proved time and time again that his strength, will power, and ability to focus on mental and physical health improved his life style. He was a source of inspiration to others, especially his daughter, Kirsten.
His craftsmanship was apparent in all he did from custom masonry, to cooking, to building computers, to working on his vehicles. His workmanship always spoke perfection, enthusiasm, and whole-hearted dedication. He especially enjoyed road trips, traveling, and conversing with many people.
In Phil’s memory and in lieu of flowers, the family asks donations may be sent to Friends of Baxter State Park to help preserve the wilderness. You may donate online at www.friendsofbaxter.org/support/donate or you may mail the donation to Friends of Baxter State Park, P.O. Box 322, Belfast, ME 04915.
Calling hours will be held Thursday, May 25, from 4-7 p.m., at Tighe Hamilton Regional Funeral Home, 50 Central St., Hudson. A memorial service will be celebrated Friday, May 26, at 10:30 a.m., at Tighe Hamilton Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Forestvale Cemetery.