Winifred (Winnie) Augeri of Albuquerque passed away on Monday, 13-Feb-2023 after battling cancer for the past few months. She was born, Winifred Alice Windley in Fall River MA and was 75 years old when she passed. She was raised in Newport, RI, and lived in close proximity to several of the famed Newport Mansions. She attended Rogers High School in Newport, graduating in 1966. She was an amazing wife, mother, and grandmother, and was her husband Jim’s absolute best friend. She is predeceased by her parents, Daniel C. Windley Sr. and Alice K. Windley, and younger brother, David A. Windley, all of Newport. She is survived by her husband, Jim Augeri, two daughters, Cathy Augeri and Jamie Hollis (Bobby), all of Albuquerque, and one granddaughter, Elle Byers of NYC. Also, older brother Daniel C. Windley of Rhode Island, sister Barbie Green of Michigan, and brother Scott Windley of Florida.
Winnie enjoyed her “girls day out” with daughters Cathy & Jamie once a month, as well as cheering for her two favorite football players Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola on game day Sundays with the NE Patriots. She also enjoyed following the activities and studies of her only granddaughter who is attending college in NYC. Winnie loved traveling with her husband, Jim, whether on the motorcycle or in the car, she was always ready for an adventure. Whenever Jim would ask her where she would like to go, she would always defer, and answer that wherever they went was fine with her, as long as they were together. After moving to New Mexico in 1987, Jim & Winnie got involved in hot air ballooning, and crewed for several friends over the years. When the ballooning phase ended in 2008, they started traveling, catching up on several years of missed vacations while work intruded on family life. In later years they explored much of the United States, lounged on the beaches of Mexico, were awestruck by the waterfalls of Canada, and enjoyed a month-long journey throughout southeast Asia, and several month-long road trips around all 4 corners of the USA. No matter where their travels took them, it was always nice to return home. Winnie’s favorite place was at home spending time with her family. She loved spending time in her backyard watching the flowers bloom and the dancing and chittering of the hummingbirds. She asked for little, but gave so much to everyone she knew.
Winnie was creative and enjoyed doing things with her hands. She was a talented seamstress; made jewelry for a while; she worked in a sandwich shop for a while; reupholstered furniture; and always did things with her creative hands and mind. She was also a lover of gardening and enjoyed the challenge of a good jigsaw puzzle.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Anyone wishing to make donations can make them to the American Cancer Society in her memory.