Barbara “Barb” Bradle Winstanley, of Concord, died peacefully on October 20, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on January 19, 1942 to her late parents, Robert and Mary (Sutfin) Bradle. After high school in Arlington Heights she went on to study art at Bowling Green University in Ohio, graduating in 1964 with a BA in Art Education.
It was there she met the love of her life, David Winstanley. To everyone’s delight and surprise, they were married seven weeks later. Leaving the Midwest behind, they packed a car and headed to New England to follow job prospects, adventure, and a love of the rich history of the Concord area.
Barb was instrumental in starting Winstanley Associates in 1973. She worked on research, correspondence and design for the fledgling real estate development company.
Always family oriented, Barb raised three children while developing her art career. Mainly a watercolorist, she won numerous awards for her work.
She was a selected artist at the Concord Art Association and ribboned at shows in Maine and Florida. She carried her camera everywhere, capturing moments of beauty and light to later paint the images in her studio.
Barb wrote for the Concord Patriot and edited the Ketch, a newsletter of the Kennebunk River Club in Kennebunkport, Maine. She loved to drive her ‘72 Oldsmobile 442, sail on the Atlantic in her Rhodes 19, and was an avid gardener, swimmer, tennis player, and reader of both literature and history (making her a champion of Trivial Pursuit).
The proud and fierce matriarch of a close-knit family, she will be dearly missed. She is survived by her husband of fifty-eight years, David; her children and their spouses Adam and Susie (Piper) Winstanley, Carter and Lissa (Franz) Winstanley, and Melissa and Andy Bonzagni; and her deeply adored grandchildren: Cole, Jalen, Schuyler, Alexandra, Tucker, Zoe and Henry. She is also survived by her brother Edward Bradle of Deer Park, Illinois, and her sister Lynn Sims of Durango, Colorado.
There will be a private family service and burial in Concord, and a celebration of her life on June 30, 2023 in Kennebunkport, Maine.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her honor can be sent to: The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle (Winstanley Scholarship) at www.thescholarshipfundofcc.org or BrightFocus Foundation at www.brightfocus.org.
Arrangements are under the care of Dee Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Concord. To share a remembrance or to offer a condolence in Barb’s online guestbook, please visit www.DeeFuneralHome.com.