Winifred M. Morenz
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Winifred M. Morenz
  • December 11, 1960 - January 23, 2017
  • Swanzey, New Hampshire

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Dr. Winifred M. Morenz, 56, of East Swanzey, passed away surrounded by her loving family on January 23, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of Edward A. Morenz, with whom she celebrated 30 years of marriage last August. A loving wife and mother she will be dearly missed by her children Meredith Morenz of South Kingstown, RI, Luke Morenz of Dover, NH, and Emily Morenz of East Swanzey.

Winnie, daughter of the late Winthrop and Mary Gutmann, was born in Pittsfield Massachusetts, and grew up in Lanesborough, MA. She attended Mount Greylock High School. She received her undergraduate degree from The University of New Hampshire in Animal Science pre Vet. She attended the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Wisconsin where she received her D.V.M graduating in 1988. She was an honor member of the Alpha Zeta Society for agriculture.

Winnie made an impact on many lives, as she was well established in the community where she founded Park Place Veterinary Hospital in 1990. She began her practice doing everything herself with her first new born daughter in a portable crib at her side. The practice now employs 4 D.V.M's and a staff of 15.

Winnie loved her work, caring for her clients and their beloved pets. She would not leave her practice until every client received a compassionate call updating the status of their beloved pet, most times not returning home till 8:30PM.

She was an active member and supporter of the Parish of the Holy Spirit at St. Margaret Mary Church serving as a lector and Eucharistic Minister.

Cross Country Skiing and Hockey were her passions in the winter and Tennis and Biking in the warmer weather. She loved to travel and Alaska was a favorite destination. She was a talented artist and preferred oil colors.

Besides her husband and children she is survived by: her sister Cathy Eddy and her husband Neil of Pittsfield, MA, her brothers: Peter Gutmann and his wife Anita of Adams, MA; Robert Gutmann of Lenox, MA; Charles Gutmann and his wife Irene of Suffern, NY; Mark Gutmann and his wife Jamie of Morgantown, WV; and James Gutmann of East Chester, NY. Her father-in-law Arthur J. Morenz of Burlington, CT; brothers-in-law: Artie Morenz and his wife Carol of Thomaston, CT; David Morenz of Jupiter, FL and Mark Morenz Higganum, CT; sisters-in-law: Monice Grabowski and her husband Neil of Scituate, MA, Ann Morenz of Burlington,CT; Mary Morenz of Glastonbury, CT and Amy Gardiner and her husband Tom of Portland, CT and many nieces, nephews and extended family members. She is predeceased by her parents, her mother-in-law Monica Morenz and her sister-in-law Joanne Gutmann.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 33 Arch Street, Keene, NH on Friday, February 3, 2017, at 11:00am. Family and friends are invited to call on the family on Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 5pm to 8pm at the Foley Funeral Home, 49 Court Street, Keene, NH.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Unbound, 1 Elmwood Ave, Kansas City, KS. 66103 or to Catholic Charities of NH, Inc. 215 Myrtle Street, Manchester, NH. 03104.