Richard Winterbottom, 81, of Fairhaven passed away Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford after a brief illness. He was the longtime companion of 35 years to Cecelia “Cissy” Ramos of Fairhaven.
Born in Acushnet, son of the late Albert and Doris (Brun) Winterbottom, he lived most of his life in Fairhaven. Dick served in the Air Force and later was the owner/operator of Dick’s Gulf Station in Fairhaven for many years where he was known for giving customers a free pumpkin. He also loved farming and was most recently known for his vegetable farm in Mattapoisett known as Winterbottom Farm and participating in local farmers markets for years.
He enjoyed golfing and playing tennis and had been a member of the Reservation Golf Course, a lifetime member of the NRA and the Republican National Committee. He also enjoyed playing BINGO, country music and even was able to go to a Carrie Underwood concert. He loved being on the farm, on his tractor and excavator and hanging with family and friends.
He is survived by his children, Mark Winterbottom of Fairhaven, Kim Botelho and her husband James of Dartmouth, Todd Winterbottom and his wife Rhonda of Maine, Jill Fletcher of Fairhaven, Russell Winterbottom and his wife Tracy and Richard Winterbottom all of FL; his companion, Cissy and her children, Andre Ramos, Jude Moitoza and their children and the late Tanya Ramos; three sisters, Bette Huyser and her companion Jack Gallagher of Nantucket, Mary Winterbottom of Fairhaven and Nancy Rendal and her husband Ed of Easton; 16 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Richard was predeceased by his sister Joan Shaw and brother Thomas Winterbottom.
In accordance with his wishes services will be private. Arrangements are by the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven.