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Michael Vince Jr.

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BENNINGTON -- Michael J. “Mickey” Vince Jr., 76, a resident of Autumn Acres, Bennington, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008, at home.

Born in Bennington on Dec. 30, 1931, he was the son of the late Michael J. and Annie (Gavin) Vince. Mike received his education in the Bennington schools.

Mr. Vince served in the Army for two years. He married the former Janet Martin in 1954. Mrs. Vince died March 2, 2005.

For many years, Mr. Vince was a truck driver for Midwest Coast and Watkins Motorlines. For 26 years, he drove for Holmes Transportation in Bennington.

A member of the Bennington Lodge of Moose 1223 and Bennington Elks Lodge 567, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping and for many years enjoyed traveling in his motor home.

Survivors include three sons, Michael J. Vince III and his wife Vicki of Camden Valley, N.Y., Thomas and Lorene Vince of Hoosick Falls, N.Y., and Chris and Debbie Vince of Wilmington, Mass.; seven grandchildren; a sister, Josephine Shepard of Bennington; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by a son, Mark Vince and a brother, David Vince.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Michael J. Vince Jr. will be held from the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008, at 3 p.m. with Rev. Jerrod Hugenot, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Bennington, officiating.

Friends may call the funeral home Sunday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.

Burial with military honors will be held on Monday, Jan. 21, 2008, at 10 a.m. at the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery. A reception will follow the service at the First Baptist Church Hall.

Should friends desire, contributions in memory of Michael J. Vince Jr. may be made to the Dialysis Unit at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner from Jan. 17 to Jan. 18, 2008
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