Winifred Mary Sherman, 91, passed away on Oct. 4 at Sandhill Cove, Palm City, Fla.
She married Paul Sherman on Oct. 19, 1945. They had three children, Paul Sherman, Peter Sherman and William Sherman.
Winnie graduated from Boothbay Harbor High School in the class of 1942. She was valedictorian of her class. She went on to Bates College and graduated in 1946. Her first teaching position was at Wiscasset Academy. Her next position was at Lincoln Academy where she taught Latin from 1961 until retirement in 1981.
She and her husband lived on the Sheepscot River in Newcastle. She enjoyed swimming, boating, bird watching, and gardening. She was an avid reader with a special interest in history and languages. During her teaching career she took her students on trips to Italy and Greece.
Music was also a central part of her life. After her retirement, she and her husband spent winters in Marbella, Spain. After that they wintered on Hutchinson Island in Stuart, Fla. After her husband’s death, she moved to Sandhill Cove in Palm City, Fla.
From her family and friends to her many students, Winnie will be remembered for her warmth, kindness and generosity.
Besides her husband, she was predeceased by son, William; sisters, Susie Greenleaf, Alberta Rowe, and Josephine Poole; and brother, Walter Poole.
She is survived by sons, Peter Sherman, and Paul Sherman and wife Cynthia; grandchildren, William Sherman and wife Michelle, Devon McConaghy and husband Jeff; and great-grandchildren, Hailey Sherman and Jackson Sherman, Robin McConaghy and James McConaghy.
Following her wishes, a gathering for a celebration of life will be held in August of 2017. An announcement will be published in The Lincoln County News at a later date.