We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon, LLC
Beverly Hills, FL and formerly of Westbrook, CT- Maureen E. Leyda-Wininger, 79, died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born and raised in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England on July 15, 1943 and was the daughter of the late Anthony and Winifred (Mace) Bradley. Maureen came to the United States in 1965 to Connecticut. In 1985, she and her late husband, Charles, bought their home in Westbrook, CT where they opened their door to family and friends and enjoyed many years on the shore. Maureen began her career working with at-risk youths at Long Lane in Middletown, CT and retired as a correctional officer with the State of Connecticut. Maureen volunteered for many civic positions and was on the Police Advisory Board and was a registrar of voters in Colchester. After her late husband Charles passed away in 1997, Maureen met Brian Wininger in Westbrook, and in 2005 they married and eventually made their home in Beverly Hills, FL. They became members of the Congregational Community Christian Church in Citrus Springs. Maureen was a member of the Beverly Hills Garden Club, and volunteered her time with Citrus United Basket and Branches, which provides support to community members to empower them to pursue life-changing opportunities and to know God. Maureen truly enjoyed being outdoors, gardening, camping, kayaking, or sitting out in her garden enjoying a cup of tea. She got the most happiness from spending time with her family and friends and opening her home and heart to everyone she met. She is going to be greatly missed, but her loving spirit will continue to be with us as we share her memories until we meet again.
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. (2 Timothy 4:7-8)
She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles L. Leyda and her sister, Margaret Jordan.
Those left to cherish her memories are her husband of 17yrs, Brian Wininger, Beverly Hills, FL; her daughters, Charmagne (Earl) Horn, LaGrange, KY, Laura (Frank) Alessio, Colchester, CT, Amanda Leyda, Beverly Hills, FL, Carrie (Marcus) Anzidei, Wethersfield, CT and Julie Spaulding, Westbrook, CT; her brother, Anthoney (Jennifer) Bradley, Tenby, Wales, England; her grandchildren, Jackie Alessio, Sarah Alessio, Jessica Horn, Nicholas Horn, Kate Anzidei, Emma Anzidei, Collin Spaulding and one great grandchild, Ryan Savitsky. Maureen also leaves behind nieces and nephews who reside in the United Kingdom.
Funeral Services will be held in Westbrook, CT with Burial to follow at Cypress Gardens Memorial Cemetery.
Memorial Services will be held on September 9, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Congregational Community Christian Church in Citrus Springs, FL.
Memorial contributions can be made in Maureen’s memory to Citrus United Basket at https://citrusunitedbasketonline.org or HPH Hospice 12107 Majestic Boulevard, Hudson, FL 34667 or online at https://lifepathhospice.chaptershealth.org/HPHGeneralDonation
Online expressions of sympathy can be left for Maureen’s family at robertsofdunnellon.com
Arrangements are under the care of Roberts Funeral Home, 19939 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34431.