Winthrop lost one of its finest citizens this past week with the passing of Jim Nimblett.
Jim was a Winthrop native who was a beloved math teacher in the Winthrop schools, where he taught generations of Winthrop youngsters for 36 years.
Jim also was the long-time assistant coach with Ron Spinney for the Winthrop High girls basketball program during an era when the WHS girls program was a state powerhouse for decades from the 1970s through the 1990s.
He was predeceased this past February by his beloved wife of 57 years, Sally, whom he met at Fort Banks. The couple were inseparable thereafter, raising their family of four children, Thomas, Ruth, Bobby, and James.
Jim epitomized throughout his life the sort of selfless dedication to our town and its residents that truly constituted a part of the fabric of our community that endeared him to everyone who came to know him.
When we think of Jim Nimblett, the words of the poet Wordsworth come to mind:
That best portion of a good manâ€™s life;
His little, nameless, unremembered
acts of kindness and of love.
We know we join with all of our fellow residents in offering our condolences to the Nimblett family. May he rest in peace