Obituary: Edward Z Winarski, 71, of Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Edward Z Winarski, 71, of Portsmouth died Sunday, April 15, 2018, at Newport Hospital of Newport, RI.

Mr. Winarski was born June 1, 1946, in McKeesport, PA. He is the son of the late Edward J and the late Mary (Figiel) Winarski. He was married to Cynthia (Mello) Winarski for 38 years. After he graduated from high school, Ed joined the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. 

Ed was very involved in the Marine industry throughout his adult life. Throughout his career, he worked for many yachting companies, such as Pearson Yachts, Concordia Yachts, and Oday Yachts. He loved the ocean. 

He was a Corvette enthusiast, collecting them was a hobby. He loved the times he and Cynthia spent in St. Pete’s Beach, Florida with their many friends that they made throughout the years. He loved animals, but was especially fond of his cats. He enjoyed his time volunteering at the Newport Hospital, and was an avid Pittsburg Steelers Fan. 

He is survived by his wife: Cynthia (Mello) Winarski, and his siblings Mark Winarski and Monica Staley, and many friends from around the world.

Calling hours will be Wednesday, April 18 from 4-7pm in Connors Funeral Home, 55 West Main Road, Portsmouth, RI.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 12:00 pm on Thursday, April 19 at St. Barnabas Church, 1697 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his name to the charity of your choice.

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