Thomas 'Tommy' Winkler, 54, of Newport, died Tuesday May 23 at home. Tommy was born in Westfield, MA on March 29, 1963. He is the son of the late Charles and Marion Winkler. He is survived by his brothers Paul (Teasha) and Eric (Kathy) and sister Barbara (Rob), 5 nieces, 2 nephews and his cat Marina.
Tommy graduated from East Greenwich High School and then proceeded to work for the US Postal Service at the main office in Providence for 22 years. He was an avid boater and fisherman. He loved animals and worked as a cat socializer at the Potter League for Animals in Middletown. Tommy was a friend to everyone who knew him. He never let his physical challenges get the best of him. He will be missed by many.
We are grateful for the wonderful, compassionate and fun caregivers that supported Tommy over the years - Reyna, Silvia, Sandy and Brittany as well as the staff at the Westerly Adult Day Center and Forest Farm Adult Day Center and his friends at the Providence Post Office and Clarke School Apartments.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday, May 27 at 10:00AM at St. Joseph's Church, Broadway at Mann Avenue, Newport RI.
Calling hours are respectfully omitted.
Donations may be made to the Potter League for Animals, PO Box 412, Newport, RI 02840.
For online condolences, visit, www.memorialfuneralhome.com
MAY 27. 10:00 AM
St. Joseph's Church
Mann Avenue at Broadway
Newport, RI, US