December 28, 1945 – February 13, 2018
Mr. Winston “Wenty” Henry
Winston “Wenty” Henry was born in St. Ann, Jamaica, the only child of his mother, Hilreita Comrie (nee Lammie – deceased) and the first born of his father, Alonzo Henry. He attended Calabar High School and St. Andrew Technical High School in Jamaica.
In 1967, the pioneer in him was manifested when he set his mind on achieving higher education and applied to colleges in the United States and was accepted. He migrated to the United States as an international student and studied at Manhattan College, New York, where he knew no one. After graduation, Winston worked in several industries but found his professional interest in the financial industry.
In 1987, he married his long time friend and love of his life, Avril, deceased only eight months ago. Winston and his wife were avid travelers. Both have traveled to at least five of the seven continents. They were well known for bringing people together by planning and directing fun cruises to exotic countries, bus rides and weekend getaways.
Winston was a fashionable man, full of life, and loved to make others laugh with his wit and infectious sense of humor even to the end. He was ill for a very short period. February 13, the day he departed this life, he had those in his hospital room laughing through our tears with his last humorous words spoken in his native dialect, the Jamaican Patois. In response to those fussing over him and trying to make him comfortable, he quipped, “Mi good, mi good, uno leave mi alone, cho.”
Winston was a profound family man. He loved his wife, his children and stepchildren. He was also a wonderful cook. He was the only one who could make his daughter Margaret, who greatly dislikes turkey meat, eat the dish when he cooked it. He was a favorite among his cousins. Additionally, Winston was a man for the people and was politically inclined. He could often be found on the campaign trail for the Democratic Party. He was elated in 2008 when the first black man was elected as president of the United States of America and was proud that he had done his part in helping to make the dream of a black president a reality.
Winston leaves behind to carry on his legacy, his daughter Margaret Henry and son Philburn Henry; stepchildren, Paul Dennis (Anne Langhorne), Paula Dennis (Robert Chang) and Pauline Dennis (Adrian Coley); and his step grandchildren, Patrick Dennis, Chauntay Dennis, Emanii Coley, Brandon Chang, Adrian Coley, Jr., Aliyah Coley, Kyle Dennis and Brianna Dennis. He is also survived by his father, Alonzo Henry; 6 sisters and 2 brothers; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. A writer once said, “A great man is one who leaves others at a loss after he is gone.” You may be gone from our sight but you live on in our hearts.
Henry, Winston “Wenty” [MC???? RIP]
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I do not find anything in my ‘stuff’ for Henry.
May He Rest In Peace.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.
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