Muriel May Winchell

A memorial service for the retired Johnston teacher is scheduled for Apr. 14.

Muriel M. (Benson) Winchell, 88, a resident of Scituate for 56 years, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2012. She was the wife of the late Charles F. Winchell and daughter of the late Frederick and Ethel (Phelan) Winchell. Mrs. Winchell was a teacher for the for 30 years before retiring. She was also a column writer for the Society Section of the Providence Journal for a short time. She was a life member of the Scituate Art Festival Committee and also participated as an artist. She was a member and participated in many social activities of Shepherd of the Valley Church. She was a 1944 graduate of R.I. College of Education and loved to travel.

She was the loving mother of Thomas C. Winchell of Scituate, Russell D. Winchell of Plymouth, MA and the late Polly Hughes. She also leaves 6 grandchildren, Ryan & Kelsey Hughes, Kyle, Samantha, Nickolas and Jeffrey Winchell.

A Memorial Service will be held, Saturday, Apr. 14, 2012 at 11 am in the Shepherd of the Valley United Methodist Church, 604 Seven Mile Rd., Hope, RI. In lieu of flowers, donations to Shepherd of the Valley Church, 604 Seven Mile Rd, Hope, RI 02831 will be appreciated.

Holly Southworth April 10, 2012 at 12:14 AM
Mrs. Winchell was my first grade teacher at Brown Avenue School. She was a great influence on my life. I always thought of her as my favorite teacher. I remember seeing her about 12 years ago at the art festival. I recognized her right away since in my opinion she had not changed much. I went up to her and asked her if she knew who I was. She immediately said "Of course I do, you're Holly Goodwin - you haven't changed at all!" That floored me since the last time I had seen her previous to that day, was when I was about 9 years old. I was at that time about 42. I have wonderful memories of her daughter Polly playing guitar for us. She was a wonderful teacher; loving yet she knew how to keep us in line. My condolences to the family - Holly Goodwin Southworth
Joseph Hutnak April 10, 2012 at 04:07 PM
Hi Holly: Thanks so much for sharing your memories of Mrs. Winchell.


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