July 28, 2004

Michael Winnall, 50, a Riverside resident, died Tuesday, July 27, at his home.

He died of bladder cancer, according to his family.

Born Dec. 9, 1953, in Tettenhall, England, he was the son of Mildred and William John Winnall of Codsall, England.

Mr. Winnall was raised in England and attended the University of Nottingham. He moved to the United States after graduation in 1975 and attended New York University for graduate studies in economics. He worked for American Express, Chemical Bank and Metropolitan Life before starting his own recruiting company, Elite Consulting International, in 1986.

Mr. Winnall moved to Greenwich in 1991 and became active in community soccer programs. He coached soccer for more than 10 years, first at the Old Greenwich-Riverside Community Center, and later for the Greenwich Soccer Club girl's league. He was a founding member and captain of Greenwich Arsenal Football, a soccer team that played throughout western Connecticut.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Caren Ellis Winnall, of Riverside; two daughters, Emily Melissa Winnall and Rachel Jamie Winnall, both of Riverside; a sister, Josephine Allen, of Horsham, England; a niece and five nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 31, at the Leo P. Gallagher & Son funeral home, 2900 Summer St., Stamford.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center/Special Occasion Gifts, P.O. Box 27106, New York, NY 10087-7106 (designate bladder cancer research); or Greenwich Hospital, Nursing Oncology Education Fund, c/o Development Office, 5 Perryridge Road, Greenwich, CT 06830.

Copyright (c) 2004, Southern Connecticut Newspapers, Inc.

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