Nina Marie Winters, 49, entered into rest on July 26, 2018 in Stockton. She was born on December 10, 1968 in Tracy. In heaven Nina joins her adored father Carlo Bagnasco.
Nina leaves behind her mother, Ann Bagnasco of Manteca; her husband of 28 years David Winters of Ripon; her children; Courtney, Michael and Mackenzie Winters of Ripon. Nina also leaves behind nieces and nephews; Samuel Jorgensen of San Diego; Alexander Jorgensen of Manteca; Sophia Robles-Mendoza of Stockton; Carlo Bagnasco of Stockton; Matthew Cavanaugh (Jenni)of Turlock; Eric Cavanaugh (Lauren) of Ripon; Katie Hay (Matt) of Carson City and Carlie Hart (Tom) of Oakdale. In addition Nina leaves behind her siblings, Martin Bagnasco (Stacey) of Stockton and Lisa Jorgensen (Jerome) of Manteca.
Nina was a Ripon resident but was a Mantecan at heart. She attended New Haven in Manteca and graduated from Manteca High School. Nina would go on to receive her Bachelors and Master’s degree at Stanislaus State.
Nina was a bright shining light to all who knew her. Her family learned to love her 80’s music obsession and accepted her “bleeding green” MHS roots even though they were Ripon Indians. A much loved teacher for 24 years at Neil Hafley. Nina shaped the minds of hundreds of kids. She also served as Read 180 program director and occasionally was the “on-site administrator.” An avid Giants fan, Nina and a group of friends looked forward to their annual trip to San Francisco for a Giants game and garlic fries. Most important to Nina was her family. She volunteered for anything and everything and encouraged her children to do the same. Friday nights were reserved for Ripon football and the community came together to accommodate Nina’s limitations which earned her an end zone seat perfect for viewing, whistling and cheering on the Indians. The Ripon community has been a strong presence and family and friends had always been eager to do anything that would make Nina’s life easier. She so appreciated this knowing if she was able she would do the same for them.
There was no one stronger, more brave. The “#bemorelikeNina” movement said it all, faith filled, always believin’ fierce, kind, strong, positive, AMAZING. Her energy and light will truly be missed but not forgotten.
P.L. Fry and Son is honored to serve Nina’s family. A Rosary will be held on Sunday, August 5, 7:00 p.m. at P.L. Fry and Son Funeral Home, 290 North Union Road, Manteca. Mass will be held on Monday, August 6, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 505 East North Street, Manteca, CA. She will be laid to rest at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, 17871 S. Carrolton Rd., Escalon, CA. In lieu of flowers remembrances can be made to St. Joseph’s Foundation “In Memory of Nina Winters” 1800 N. California St. Stockton, Ca. 95204 An online guest book is available for condolences to Nina’s family www.plfryandson.com
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Thursday, August 2, 2018