Richard A. Winden

January 3, 1928January 22, 2013

Richard A. Winden January 3, 1928-January 22, 2013

Richard A. Winden, passed away peacefully at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, on January 22nd, 2013 with his daughters at his side. He was born in Buffalo, New York, the only child of the late Arthur and Stella Winden. The family moved to Newfane, NY in 1939 where he attended and graduated from Newfane Central High School in 1944. Prior to entering the Army Air Force in 1946, he worked briefly for the Harrison Radiator Division of the General Motor Corporation. After completing his 3 year tour of duty, attaining the rank of Sergeant, he returned to work for General Motors.

On August 27, 1949 he married Audrey Jean Petty, his wife of 41 years, at the home of her parents in Olcott, NY. In February 1952 Richard entered the Engineering School at the University of Buffalo. He graduated in June 1955 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Upon graduation, he joined the General Electric Company working primarily as a Quality Control/Manufacturing Engineer involved in the manufacture of products ranging from electric light lamps to Navy nuclear propulsion systems. The family moved around during this time living in Cleveland, Ohio, Schenectady, NY, Pittsfield, MA, Lynnfield, MA and Pembroke, NH. They moved to Pembroke in 1968 and Richard worked at the GE Hooksett facility, a satellite plant of the Aircraft Engine Group, until his retirement, with 33 years of service in January 1989.

Richard was preceded in death by his wife Audrey and his grandson James O’Rourke, IV.

He is survived by his five children, Kathleen Malone and her husband Norry of Bakersfield, VT, Richard M. Winden and his wife Janice of Canterbury, NH, Cynthia Winden of Somersworth, NH, Sharon O’Rourke and her husband James of Deerfield, NH and Jeremiah Winden and his wife Jackie of Pembroke, NH. In addition, there are six grandchildren, Carrie, Heather, Daniel, Hannah, Lucas and Christina; along with six great grandchildren, Ryan, Claudia, Audrey, Owen, Tanner and Jak.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, January 25, 2013 from 11:30am-1:30pm at the Bennett Funeral Home, 209 N. Main Street, Concord.

Funeral services will take place at 1:30pm at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Blossom Hill Cemetery in Concord.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation, in Richard’s name, to a charity of your choice.

The Bennett Funeral Home of Concord is in charge of the arrangements.


  • Visitation Friday, January 25, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 25, 2013

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February 17, 2014

To bad Dick and I live so far apart we would have had lots of fun together as we the same kind of person...Dan's brother Ken....

February 9, 2013

I played in his car on the farm I was to young to hang out with them but I looked up to him all my life a fun person to be with.Ken Woznak Murphy's CA Dan is my brother....

Dan Gawrpnski

February 6, 2013

Dick and I Grew up as only children. He was my older brother in our early years. My fondest memories are of our time spent on the farm together. He will always be in my heart I miss him so. Danny

Christine Powers

January 28, 2013

Dearest Cindy and Lucas,

I am sorry to learn of the passing of your father/grandfather. May all the memories of times together and moments shared carry you through the days and weeks to come.

Ted & Linda Lyons

January 27, 2013

To the O'Rourke family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Ted & Linda

Brenda Call & Ed Coburn

January 27, 2013

We have known Richard for many years. I worked at Dunkin Donuts, and waited on him for years. Ed had coffee every night with Richard and all the guys. He helped me several times with my computer and printer.He was a great friend and would do anything for anyone, without wanting anything in return. He will be greatly missed, and the world suffered a great loss, when he passed on. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Lisa Bonenfant

January 25, 2013

He was a good man. He may have had a hard outer shell but he had a very kind heart. He was a great friend and neighbor. I am so grateful I was able to get to know him. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. May the memories bring you comfort.

January 25, 2013

Dear Cindy,sorry to hear the loss of your dad. My heart goes out to you and your family. Sincerely Toni

mary hayes

January 25, 2013

Mr Winden

I was your neighbor across the street growing up friends Cindy and Sharon my thoughts and prayers are with your family

Cindy Winden

January 24, 2013

My dad was the one person I could always count on to help me. Though we would butt heads often,as we were to much alike, I loved him with all my heart. I am lost and don't know what I will ever do without him.