Nelson Stanley Winters

Nelson S. Winters, 82, formerly of Hamden, passed away Tuesday October 18, 2011. He was the beloved husband of Myrna Blynder Winters. Born in New Haven, January 29, 1929, a son of the late Charles and Molly Wasserman Winters, Mr. Winters was active in the advertising–public relations field in the Greater New Haven area for more than 50 years. ¬†After serving as a police reporter and editor with the New Haven Journal-Courier and Hartford Courant in the 1940s and ’50s, Winters joined a New Haven public relations firm in 1956 where he serviced several major accounts including the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Companies of New Haven and Hartford and The American Cancer Society. He then went on to become the advertising/public relations director for two national manufacturers in the area, Sero Shirtmakers and Lender’s Bagel Bakery. After opening his own agency in Hamden he also served 23 years of editorial service with McGraw Hill’s weekly international publication, Aviation Week & Space Technology. During the Korean War, he was a U.S. Army correspondent with the 45th Infantry Division in Korea. Despite the handicaps of printing a tabloid type newspaper in a combat zone, Mr. Winters managed to organize the only newspaper entirely published inside Korea during the war for which he received a commendation for his journalistic accomplishment. Nelson also served for over 40 years as Executive Secretary to the Connecticut Dental Laboratory Association (CDLA). A former Hamden resident, he is also past president of the Hamden Probus Club. Mr. Winters is a graduate of Hillhouse High School and The Junior College of Commerce, now Quinnipiac University. Besides his wife Myrna, he is also survived by their children Kyle Winters of Hamden and Lori Winters (Stephen) Milton of Mendon, MA, a brother Alfred D, Winters of Jacksonville, FL, and his two loving grandchildren, Brandon David Milton and Matthew Ryan Milton. Condolences may be mailed to 90 Miles Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492

Funeral service at the Beaverdale Memorial Park, Fitch St., New Haven, Monday afternoon at 2.

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  1. Nelson Winters said,

    10.19.11 at 10:17 pm

    Dear Myrna,

    I am very sorry to learn of Nelson’s passing. He was a true gentleman and was very charitable with giving of himself to so many different causes. He will be missed.


    Jerry Korman

  2. Debbie Johnson said,

    10.20.11 at 5:58 am

    Dear Myrna & family: So sorry to hear of Nelson’s passing – I will always remember his sweet smile and kind face. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Debbie Johnson

  3. Dave E. Hunt, Sr. said,

    10.20.11 at 12:21 pm

    Mrs. Winters and Family:

    Please accept my deepest sympathies on your sudden loss of Nelson.

    I will miss seeing his warm smile each day I worked at the Front Desk.

    Please know that if I can be of any encouragement, let me know.


  4. marvin cohen said,

    10.20.11 at 7:44 pm

    Dear Myrna and family. My condolences to you and your children. I always enjoyed meeting and talking with Nelson.

  5. Lori Soucy Kincade said,

    10.20.11 at 8:37 pm

    Dear Aunt Myrna, Lori And Kyle,
    I was very saddened by the news of Uncle Nelson’s passing. I wish I could have seen him in his later years. I always enjoyed his company, his smiling face and witty sense of humor. Always making people laugh. He was truly a kind and gentle man, and one you could be proud of. A good Father and a hard worker…he worked very hard over the years to provide for his family. I have very fond childhood memories of going over to his house in Cheshire, CT, when I was a little girl. I know he will be greatly missed. I love the picture you picked for the newspaper…that is how I remember him….with a big happy smile on his face!

  6. Anthony & Phyllis Terrasi said,

    10.21.11 at 11:47 am

    Dear Myrna:

    We are so sorry to learn of Nelson’s passing. Please accept our deepest sympathy. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Anthony and Phyllis Terrasi
    former Denatl Laboratory owner

  7. Sheila Miller Caplan said,

    10.21.11 at 5:26 pm

    Dear Myrna, So very sorry of your Husband’s passing. Hope your happy memories will comfort you in the future.

    Sheila Caplan

  8. Phyllis Pascale Haughey said,

    10.23.11 at 10:41 am

    Dear Myrna,
    I am so sorry to learn of Nelson’s passing. He was a delightful, generous, positive human being – and so much more. My deepest sympathy to you, Kyle, Lori and all the family. I will be in touch.
    Love, Phyllis

  9. Karen DeRosa said,

    10.23.11 at 11:34 am

    Lori, Mrs. Winters and family,
    I am saddened to hear of your father’s passing and hope that the memories of his life bring you all peace and comfort.
    Karen DeRosa

  10. Gina Graves said,

    10.23.11 at 8:47 pm

    Dear Lori,
    My deepest sympathy for the loss of your father. Hopefully you’ll find comfort in the memories of his life and know that he loved you dearly.
    Your in my thoughts and prayers,