Passed away peacefully on February 26, 2022 – he was 94 years old. Though born in Chelsea in 1928, he was a lifelong resident of Everett. Winson was the husband of the late Florence R. (Traniello), with whom he shared 71 years of marriage before her passing in 2021.
Winson attended Everett High School and played on the Crimson Tide football team. He enlisted in the US Army and was assigned to the Army Air Corp in Japan. He served as part of the Allied Occupation Force setting up radar stations throughout Japan and was honorably discharged.
He was a truck driver for over 42 years with Patent Scaffolding Co in Medford. He was a member of the Mount Vernon Galilean Lodge AF&AM, the Star of Bethlehem Lodge AF&AM, the Scottish Rite Valley of Boston, and a member of the Aleppo Shriners-Transportation Unit in Wilmington, MA and Teamsters Local 379 in Boston.
Winson established W.C. Snook & Sons, doing carpentry jobs on the weekend in the area. Upon retirement, Winson and Florence enjoyed many years traveling together throughout Canada as part of the Shriner’s Organization. They also enjoyed summers at their cottage in York Beach, Maine, with their large family and many friends.
Winson is the devoted father of seven children – JoAnn L. Kelly of NH, Robert W. Snook of FL, Richard D. Snook, Dennis J. Snook, John D. Snook, Douglas K. Snook, Christopher M. Snook, all of MA. Also lovingly survived by 15 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Winson was the youngest child of Thomas Snook and Sarah (Flight). He was preceded in death by brothers, Leonard, Walter, Thomas, Jr. and sister Iona.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend visiting hours in the Carafa Family Funeral Home, 389 Washington Ave., CHELSEA, on Friday, March 4 from 3:00 – 7:00 P.M. A Masonic Service will be held in the Funeral Home at 6:30 P.M. Winson’s Funeral Service will be conducted in the Funeral Home on Saturday at 10:00 A.M. Services will conclude with interment at Glenwood Cemetery in Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114.
Per order of the Chelsea Board of Health, masks are required in all public spaces of the funeral home.
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