Carl Henry Winslow

November 14, 1931October 31, 2020
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Yarmouth- Carl Henry Winslow Sr., 88 a lifelong resident of Yarmouth, beloved husband of Priscilla (Pat), father of Carl Jr., and grandfather of Lincoln and Taylor passed away on October 31, 2020.

Winslow was born in Portland on November 14, 1931, the son of Ernest A. and Florence I. Winslow. He married his high school sweetheart, Priscilla May Whittemore, on December 23, 1956 and they shared a loving marriage of 63 years.

He was a graduate of North Yarmouth Academy, class of 1949. He received his BS degree in education from the Gorham State Teacher’s College, and a Master’s Degree from the University of Maine. He also attended Eastern Michigan State University, as a recipient of a National Science Fellowship.

Winslow served in the United States Army from 1954-1956 and was a staff sergeant in the US Army Reserves from 1956-1963.

Carl began his teaching career at Yarmouth Junior High School in 1956, he became principal of grades 3-6 at Yarmouth Elementary School from 1961-63, principal of Yarmouth Intermediate School from 1963-68, Director of Elementary Education and Principal of William H. Rowe School from 1968-1979, Assistant to the Superintendent of Schools from 1979 until his retirement in 1989.

Carl is a past president of the State Elementary Principals Association and the first recipient of the Association’s Principal of the Year Award in 1972.

Winslow was very active in town affairs serving 10 years on the Yarmouth planning board, a volunteer firefighter in the Yarmouth Fire Department for 44 years the last seventeen as its chief. Winslow established the fire training facility which is used by many communities in Cumberland County to train firefighters. Carl was a member of the Yarmouth Town Council for nine years serving as chairman in 2006 and 2007. He received the “Latch String” award in 2014.

Winslow is a Past Master of Casco Lodge # 36 A.F. & A.M., past High Priest of the Cumberland/Mount Vernon Chapter # 1 R.A.M., a Knight Templar of Portland-St. Alban Commandary # 2, a 32nd Degree Mason in the Valley of Portland, and a member of Portland Council # 2. He served as secretary to both Casco Lodge, and Cumberland Chapter for many years.

Winslow was treasurer of the Yarmouth First Baptist Church from 2000-2016.

During his life Winslow was active in athletic activities playing four years of varsity baseball, and three years of varsity basketball, serving as Captain in his senior year at Gorham State Teacher’s College. During his college years he was player manager for the Yarmouth Townies, playing in the Portland Twilight League. He was an avid fan of the New England Patriots, Boston Celtics, and the Boston Red Sox.

Carl was predeceased by his wife Pat, and his grandson Adam Hart.

He is survived by his son Carl Jr. of Yarmouth, his grandchildren, Lincoln of Vail CO., and Taylor of Orlando FL., his brother Ernest and wife Laura of Lafayette CA., his brother-in-law Samuel Whittemore and his wife Florence of Yarmouth, and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend a time of visitation on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 from 4-7 PM at Lindquist Funeral Home, 1 Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth. Due to COVID 19 restrictions the use of masks and social distancing are required. A Masonic Service will be held at 6:00 PM. A graveside committal service with military and firefighter honors will be held on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Riverside Cemetery in Yarmouth.


  • Ernest A. Winslow, Father (deceased)
  • Florence I. Winslow, Mother (deceased)
  • Priscilla May (Whittemore) Winslow, Wife (deceased)
  • Adam Hart, Grandson (deceased)
  • Carl Henry Winslow, Jr., Son
  • Lincoln Winslow, Grandson
  • Taylor, Granddaughter
  • Ernest Winslow (Laura Winslow), Brother
  • Samuel Whittemore (Florence Whittemore), Brother-in-law

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  • Visiting Hours

    Tuesday, November 10, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, November 11, 2020


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Dicjk Andrews

November 16, 2020

Thank you for your dedication to education, Town of Yarmouth and the Fire service. If the town had followed your advice, a million dollar bond for the sewer system would have not been necessary under your plan. Your foresight and planning was exceptional.
As a fire chief your leadership, training and patience with those of us that followed you in the fire service, was far above the norm.
As a friend, you could always be counted on.
In my opinion, you always looked after your crew. We had the best of everything needed for training and fire ground operations.
You made the Yarmouth Fire one of the best departments in the State of Maine.
Rest in peace

Gordon Corbett

November 12, 2020

To the Winslow family,
In 1968 I graduated from college and was seeking my first teaching job. Yarmouth was looking for a teacher to teach sixth grade science and Carl was on the interview committee and was to become my first principal. I am so glad that I was hired for that position. It was to become a very happy move for me which still holds many warm memories of working with Yarmouth students and staff. I enjoyed working for Carl and respected him as a fellow educator and as my principal. My condolences to the Winslow family and especially to Carl Jr. I have a great memory of you and the sixth grade "Rocket Boys" in that year's Science Fair taking 2nd place. Thanks for the memory Carl, Jr. and thank you Carl, Sr. for hiring me.

Harvey & Josie Winslow

November 12, 2020

To Carl’s Family, so sorry for your loss. May He Rest In Eternal Peace.

Bruce Boyd

November 9, 2020

Carl has always stood out in my memory synonymous with Yarmouth. His character , smile and community energy will live on for many.
Always an extended hand and concern for others.
My love and prayers to his family

Bob Walker

November 8, 2020

I want to express my deepest sympathy to Carl's family and share a couple of my most vivid memories of him. He was a teacher who always wanted to make it simple. When I was learning to drive/back a truck into the barn, Carl said " Look, just keep the driver's side as close to the edge as possible and the passenger side will take care of itself." Another time in North Street's kitchen a call came in and I started to get into my year. Carl looked at me and said " You stay here. I've got others for the call and this is your job." Thanks Chief.

norman smith

November 8, 2020

You have been missed on the golf course. May your greens be smooth.

Shirley Minster

November 8, 2020

My husband Don and I attended Yarmouth First Baptist Church and sat right behind them. We enjoyed one another's fellowship every Sunday. Now a widow, I live in Florida. My condolences to you on the death of Carl, a true servant in every venue in which he was a member. He will be missed by family, friends, and the Yarmouth community.

Carleton Winslow Jr.

November 8, 2020

Carl was one of my most admired relatives and friends. I enjoyed working with him and seeing him at the Cumberland County Fire Chiefs meetings. Carl was one of our family’s heroes.

Carleton E. Winslow Jr.

Katie DeLorme

November 8, 2020

I was a student when Carl was Principal from my 4th through 6th grade. I will forever remember his kindness, patient and gentle male energy towards me. My dad had recently died, in an era where there was little understanding of or support for mitigating the impact on young children. I was often in tears and distressed and confused. But he seemed to understand the multiple time I ran to the office with somatic complaints. He was a safe beacon in a tumultuous time and it helped guide me enough that I remember it today

Wayne St Peter

November 7, 2020

My condolences to your family


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