Let the memory and legacy of Winnie be with her family, friends, and students always
  • 77 years old
  • Born on June 11, 1935 in New York City, New York, United States.
  • Passed away on April 28, 2013 in Bangor, Maine, United States.

This legacy site was created to celebrate the life of Winifred "Winnie"
A. Reitman Easton-Jones -- mother, sister, aunt, great-aunt, spouse, friend, teacher, mentor, learner, daughter, extended family member, artist, writer, consultant, and more. As we explore memory, we remember Winnie's passions for creative teaching, writing, and art-making, as well as her qualities of joy, love, compassion, intelligence, humor, zest for life -- and an everpresent joie-de-vivre. 

Posted by Nancy Sears on 23rd February 2014
Winnie Easton Jones was one of my long distance, multi-talented friends- a fascinating amalgam of spiritual and irreverent; confident and questioning; profound and quirky. Never knowing what she would say, you were always confident of her enthusiasm, and her willingness to network you with one of her other friends, who could help your situation. Thank you, Winnie.
Posted by Margot Sieracki on 13th August 2013
Winnie was a creative kind and enthusiastic teacher at Penobscot School, Her skill and joy in teaching French pronunciation was legendary. I met Winnie at the open houses at the beginning of each semester and always appreciated her kindness and interest in myself and all she met. She took time for people and I'm sure her students will never forget her. May angels surround you, Winnie!
Posted by Carole Esley on 17th June 2013
I met Winnie when she studied with my husband, artist Don Esley back in the 1980's. We both stayed in the B+B she and Howard had in Rockport; had many other good times with the two of them! I reconnected with them when I moved back to Camden from Portland in 2003 after Don's death. So sorry I missed the memorial service ~ didn't know about her passing until yesterday.
Posted by Audrey McGlashan on 16th May 2013
I stayed at Winnie"s(and Howard's) B and B while visiting from the UK. trying to find the right place to move to in the U.S - Winnie pointed me in absolutely the right direction and I have been happy in Maine every since. Thank you Winnie wishing you happiness in the world beyond.
Posted by Anne Mcmath on 15th May 2013
Dear Winnie, My wonderful french mentor and friend , I only knew Winnie for about a year but she added so much to my life. I received a garbled message from her 2 days before she left us and the only thing I understood was " I love you." I shall treasure those words. The picture I posted was taken of us at the opening of our B&B . She was so delightful and engaging as always that night.
Posted by Maggie Arnold on 14th May 2013
I met dear Winnie around 15 years ago when she was selling the B&B and I liked her immediately. We met again many times at memorable Thanksgiving celebrations, lunch with friends, and as members of the Maine Women’s Network. I will always remember her loving, fun nature, creative spirit, incredible energy, and amazing intellect. We love you Winnie and think of you often.
Posted by K Db on 13th May 2013
Winnie's Birthday this year is Tuesday June 11th!!! Join our "Winnie Birthday Party". On top of Mt. Battie. 4-7pm. Top Parking Area. Bring something Bubbly a glass for toasting and share some of your favorite Winnie moments. She was such a Fun, Funny, Witty and Wise woman. Her big spirit will be deeply missed. Come and share her Joie de Vie! Please share this invite. XO
Posted by Beverly Feldt on 12th May 2013
We met in 2006, the year I moved in with Norm and Skye Hirst. Winnie was frequently in the house and participated in holiday celebrations. I remember Winnie as unfailingly encouraging and light of heart. Through her stories she conveyed the magic and wonder she perceived in life.
Posted by Susan Neale on 10th May 2013
Oh Winnie my friend from the past. I remember your smile and your laugh and all the fun times we had at the Maine Women's Network Midcoast Chapter meetings. I was so happy to have met you and we had fun times you,me and Karen. I too was one of your fellow Geminis. I will always remember you Winnie and may God rest your soul with his peace.love S usa
Posted by Skye Hirst on 9th May 2013
So my dear Winnie, fellow Gemini, we had so much fun together, laughing, being silly, and playing cards, and hanging out. You took us to the rock in Rockport where the high energy comes and I know you will always feed us that lovely high energy fun you brought to us all, every time we think of you and feel that heartful connection we have with you..Loving, joyful carefree times...

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