Michele K. Winslow

Ongoing Tribute Fund

I met Michele Winslow only two years before she died. Her husband Larry was the contractor for the new home· we were building and he told me about his wife having Leiomyosarcoma and all she had been through.

Since I was a nurse and a GIST cancer survivor myself, I felt immediately drawn to her. When we finally met, it was like we were old friends and we bonded right then and there. I was still living in Massachusetts and commuting on weekends to East Springfield NY where our new home was being built but that didn’t hurt our friendship at all.

Michele and I would either talk-on the phone or text-at all -hours of the day and night. She was like the sister I never had and er family treated me like I was one of them.

Finally, after we moved Michele and I were able to get together. By then her pain and increased and the chemo she was on wasn’t working very well.

When it was time for her to be on hospice, I went to her house every day just to be near her and tried to be an emotional support to her daughter Joni and her sister Jodi who were her primary caregivers along with her husband Larry. I was able to spend time with her and pray for her and with her family a few hours before she died. What an honor that was, to be allowed time with her when her family was grieving!

About 2 weeks before she died, we were just sitting next to each other and visiting and she looked kind of far away so I asked her what she was thinking. Her answer was, “oh I was just thinking about the Lord and what it will be like when I am with Him”. She never stopped trusting Jesus even through the long pain filled nights.

On September 25, 2020, a beautiful fall day, at the age of 60, my sweet, fun loving friend Michele, passed into the loving arms of Jesus.at home with her loving family by her side.

Michele was born on November 25, 1959 in Cooperstown, NY, the daughter of Grant M. and Joan M. Sullivan Seamon. A lifelong Richfield Springs resident, she graduated from Richfield Springs High School with the class of 1977. On November 4, 1978, she married Larry E. Winslow in

Richfield Springs Bible Church. For thirty-five years she worked as Office Manager for the Winslow & Son LLC building construction business.

Michele was a member of the Richfield Christian Women’s Club and was a member of the Town of Columbia Zoning Board. She enjoyed cooking, crafts and working in her flower garden. But most of all she loved life, her dear friends and family, especially her cherished grandchildren, her wind chimes and humming birds. Michele is very dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Cathie Willoughby






Cathie and Ronald Willoughby