A Few Words for a Friend who will be Missed
Commander Matthew James Winton (USN, Ret.), 96, of Jamestown, Rhode Island died at Newport Hospital surrounded by his family. He resided in Jamestown for 47 years and was predeceased by his wife of 63 years Clarice (Cook) Winton in 2011. Matthew was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts, the son of Matthew and Alice (Johnson) Winton. He graduated from Chelsea High School, Northeastern University, Rhode Island College and earned his naval commission at Notre Dame University. Commander Winton devotedly served his country in WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Matt was the recipient of many awards and medals during his 27 years of military service. Being on board the USS Glacier, he was a loyal friend and crewmember. Not only was he a devoted friend, but he was a great family man, filled with stories from his travels and adventures. It was a pleasure to know Matthew and he will be greatly missed by all who were lucky to know him. Click here to read the full obituary.