Hampden and Winterport -
Michael D. Winch passed away August 17, 2016, after a long illness. He was born February 19, 1942, in Brewer, the son of Norman and Madalene (Rogan) Winch.
Michael proudly served in the United States Army, and lived most of his life in Winterport with his wife Carol. He was an avid sports fan who enjoyed spending time watching various games with his grandchildren. Michael was a strong role model who had a positive influence on people. He led by setting a good example. Michael was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and friend.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, David Bruce. Michael is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Carol (Gagne) Winch; children, Gina Belcher and her husband, Buddy, Michael Winch Jr. and his wife, Rhonda, and Alan Winch; eleven grandchildren, Jennifer and Adam Belcher, Rogan, Gabe and Kory Winch, Collin Hewes, Bethany Verrill, Rychel Gibson, Brittney Vinson, and Arich and Micah Hawes; several great-grandchildren; his sister, Sheila Swinston; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, August 21, 2016, at the Hampden-Gilpatrick Chapel of Brookings-Smith, 45 Western Ave., Hampden, with the Rev. Dr. Rex H. Garrett, officiating. Condolences to the family may be expressed at