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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Sad News, Roosevelt Island Resident And Main Street Theater & Dance Alliance Board President Nina Wintringham Passed Away Saturday June 21 - Condolences To Her Family & Friends

Image Of Nina Wintringham From Main Street WIRE

Very sad news to report. Roosevelt Island resident Nina Wintringham, President of the Main Street Theater & Dance Alliance (MST&DA) Board of Directors died Saturday June 21.

MST&DA Executive Director Owen Johnston tells us that:
Arrangements have been made for Nina this Tuesday June 24, at

Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home
1076 Madison Ave.
Just past 81 street on the West side of Madison Ave.

There will be two viewings:

John and Rebecca are asking in lieu of flowers to please make donations to:
Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance
548 Main Street
New York, NY 10044

Also, there will also be a Memorial Service in Nina's honor at The Good Shepherd Center Wednesday evening June 25, at 6:00pm.

Please come celebrate Nina's life with her family, friends, and community that she loved and who loved her in return.

There will be dinner served in the lower level of the Good Shepherd following the service.
Nina Wintringham's obituary from the NY Times is here.

My condolences to Ms. Wintringham's family and friends. She was a very nice woman who made great contributions to the Roosevelt Island community and will be very much missed.


Frank Farance said...

As I told her at bedside: You're A Brave Girl. Nina helped another MSTDA board member, Roberta Hershey in her final years with cancer. Robbie passed on January 1, 2013 and, as bad luck would have it, Nina then discovered she had her own health to now worry about. How Unjust.

The Main Street Theatre is the second largest organization on the Island (or at least it was before RIOC delayed several years the repair of their cultural center). There are many generations of dancers, children and adults, who knew Nina, her ever-present smile and cheeriness, and a making-everything-just-right attitude all around her.

Janet Falk said...

Nina was truly a special person. We had known each other casually through our daughters' attending the same elementary and high schools and were delighted to re-connect as RI residents. She was competent to the NTH degree at managing the operations and finances of MSTDA. Nina kept me updated on Rebecca's education and professional pursuits and was her daughter's greatest champion. She gave so much to the community and will be missed by many.

CheshireKitty said...

The WIRE's profile of Wintringham from June 2013:

Andrew Schwartz said...

Nina and I first met in 1973 and remained friends for years. I'm in complete shock and at a loss for words. My dear friend Nina was the vital lady whose smile kept the rest of us always in admiration. I only wish this was a nightmare. RIP my dear friend, Nina. Andrew

drew_o said...

I worked with Nina and her husband John at a print shop in LIC in the 1980's. She was a pleasure to work with, always with a smile and always encouraging. I am sorry to just learn this news. I'll remember her as a special person.
Drew Olewnick