Ann M. (Sullivan) Winkler

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Ann M. (Sullivan) Winkler

October 04, 1932 - December 16, 2018

Bangor Ann M. (Sullivan) Winkler, 86, wife of the late Paul M. Winkler Sr., passed away peacefully in her sleep, December 16, 2018, at her home. She was born in Boston, MA. October 4, 1932, daughter of Daniel J. and Anna M. (Flynn) Sullivan.
Ann married her husband, Paul, in 1953 at St. Mary's Church, Charlestown, MA.
Shortly after they married they moved to Wisconsin to further his career. Then back to Boston, on to Millinocket and finally settling in Bangor where she raised their six children.
Ann was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She was a wonderful homemaker and was devoted to raising her family and nurturing her children into adulthood. Ann had a warm and friendly personality and was loved by all who knew her. She was always interested in the lives of her extended family and friends, of which there were many. She will be truly missed and fondly remembered.
Surviving are six children, Paul Winkler Jr. and his wife, Jan, Stephen Winkler, Julie McDonald and her husband, Bernard, Robert Winkler, David Winkler and his wife, Susan, Anne Marie "Anna" Winkler; nine grandchildren, Rebecca Barrera and her husband, Oscar, Sarah Small and her husband, Aaron, Bernard McDonald Jr. and his wife, Alexandra, Gregory McDonald, Daniel McDonald, Juliana McDonald, Roberto Winkler, Heather Winkler, Jessica Winkler; four great-grandchildren, Ozara and Charles Barrera, Christopher Small and Piper McDonald; one brother, Robert Sullivan; four sisters, Eileen Kelley, Margaret Watts, Helen Cotter and Judy Burns; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by six brothers, Daniel, Albert, Edward, John, Gerald and William Sullivan.
Relatives and friends are invited to call 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 26, 2018, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. A Funeral Mass will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, December 27, 2018, at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. John's Catholic Church, 217 York St., Bangor, followed by the Rite of Committal at Mt. Pleasant Catholic Cemetery, Bangor.
The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center St., Bangor following the services.
Those wishing to remember Ann in a special way, may contribute in her memory to St. Jude's Children's Hospital,262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at BrookingsSmith.com.
Published on December 18, 2018
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William Flynn
Jan 05, 2019
Ann Marie was a favorite cousin. After the fire in her Charlestown home, she and Eileen came to live in our Revere home with our 13 Flynns. Harry Flynn, Ann Sullivans brother, welcomed any and all Sullivans. There were many happy memories of their presence in spite of the fire. Ann and Paul attended my wedding in 1960 and our 40th anniversary presenting Dorothy and I with a wonderful basket of Maine goodies. The occasion was a happy gathering of Flynn and Sullivan cousins. I wish we had had more of these gatherings, We cousins were always very close greeting each other with Hi! Sully - Hi! Flynnie - there were so many of us!
Gary and Nancy MCConnell
Dec 25, 2018
We will miss you so much...you were a great Lady
Bill & Nancy Spencer
Dec 23, 2018
We have just been made aware of Ann's passing. She was such a loving, caring person. We shared many laugh's over the years. I will truly miss her stories. Our sincere sympathy and prayers to all of you.
Leo J Rowe
Dec 21, 2018
I will always remember your mom Mrs Ann Winkler, her kind heart, and the wonderful talks we enjoyed, and how she and all of you made me feel like I was part of the family, God Bless this precious beautiful angel, and pray she is up in Heaven
Margo Boyd
Dec 21, 2018
My very sincere sympathy to the entire family at the passing of your dear Mother. Having known the family for many years, I cannot to this day pass by the lovely home on Broadway without thinking of your mother and father. May it bring some small comfort to know that others share in your loss.
Franz Busack
Dec 21, 2018
Very sorry to my cousins for your loss & everyone my aunt touched. For me, I regret not being able to spend more time. We took our first family vacation to Maine in the early 70s to go visit. My father & mother loaded us into a 68 Chevy full size wagon, and we drove from Wisconsin to Maine. It was on this trip where I remember my aunt as extremely welcoming & kind. Her house was charming, very large, well kept & had a classy stature I remember about it. We were immediately welcomed and treated like instant family members even though we had never visited before. I'll never forget this trip since my mom & dad gave me a camera to use for pictures. We went to a beautiful National Park where we e...ven saw a Moose in a lake. Before that, my aunt & uncle took us to Tri City Pizza where we were allowed to order whatever we wanted for the picnic there. Later in life, every time I met my aunt she was always the way I had first remembered. You have our deepest sympathy. Love from Franz & AnnetteRead more
Clarence and Norma Peters
Dec 19, 2018
Sorry to hear about the passing on of this lovely, caring lady. May she rest in peace. Sending hugs to her family and sincere condolences.
Julie Graves
Dec 19, 2018
A truly special lady. Only Ann could get a discount on a plant at Wal-Mart. This was a great story she would tell me several times and I would laugh every time.
Donnalyn Sullivan
Dec 19, 2018
Paul & Jan, Stephen, Robert, David & Susan, Anna and Julie & Bernie,

Speaking on behalf of my family, I can tell you that we are all truly heartbroken to hear about your Mom. She was lovely in every sense of the word. She had a giving heart and spirit and she will truly be missed.

I will remember our recent visit in February and all the laughter we shared stemming from all the stories she told me. I am so happy I got to spend the afternoon with her. It was most enjoyable. I had hoped we would have more of those times, but now she is reunited with your Dad and that is comforting to know..

I am keeping all of you and your families and their families in my thoughts and prayers. Love you a
...ll❤ Sending hugsRead more
Iris Freeman
Dec 19, 2018
Dear Paul, Stephen, Julie, David, Robert, and Anna, when I got the message about your dear Mother, i could not believe it. it was the saddest news I ever expected and so sudden. We had just talked very recently, planning to get together THIS WEEK for lunch at my house, etc. She and I were very close friends and I shall certainly miss her. Loved to get her phone calls in the evening. Ropo and I are so sorry and we send our love and deepest sympathy to you all. Iris
Barbara Haskell
Dec 19, 2018
Ann was a beautiful lady. I met her (and Paul) through mutual friends, Dunc and Shirley Robertson. Your parents were a delightful couple with many friends. My sincere sorrow in the loss of both of them. Ann was a true lady.
Deb Gonyar
Dec 18, 2018
Anna and family,

My deepest condolences on the passing of you Mom. She was a sweet lady, always full of cheer and a smile on her face (and our gang gave her plenty to grimace about :) I know this will be a hard holiday but try to remember all the great times and know she is finally at peace w your Dad. Thinking of all of you and remembering all the great times w your Mom and all the memories at TCP.

Wishing you peace and comfort,

Deb