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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. Martin N. Winters, Dies

Winters was a retired priest, professor and television host

Chicago (Dec. 3, 2020) – Rev. Martin N. Winters, retired priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago, Mundelein Seminary professor and former NBC Chicago television host, passed away Saturday, Nov. 28. He was 94 years old. Winters was born on Oct. 14, 1926, in Chicago. He attended St. Columbanus Catholic School and Quigley Preparatory Seminary, both in Chicago, and the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary in Mundelein. Winters was ordained to the priesthood on May 1, 1952, by Cardinal Samuel Stritch, and celebrated his first solemn Mass on May 11 of the same year at St. Columbanus Church. “He spent most of his priesthood teaching,” recalled Most Rev. Raymond E. Goedert, retired auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese. According to Goedert, his classmate was one of the brightest minds in the 1952 class and had always something interesting to say. People would pay attention to him because he was very well-spoken. Funeral services will be private. ###


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