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Stanley Vincent


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Stanley J. Vincent

1922 - 2015 FLORENCE Stanley J. Vincent, 92, formerly of Maple Street passed away on Thursday evening at Linda Manor Extended Care facility surrounded by his wife, Pauline, and his family. Stanley was born in Newport, VT on September 5, 1922 the son of the late Frank and Helen (Hurditch) Vincent. He was raised in Newport, attending local schools and graduated from North Country High School. He enlisted in the US Army in 1940, serving with the 172nd Infantry Company. Stan saw action in the Philippines, New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. He received a meritorious commendation for his actions in the Solomon's in 1943. Overwhelmed by Japanese forces on July 4, 1943, Stan, struck out through the jungle, alone, to carry a message for reinforcements for his Company. Traveling undetected through enemy lines, he transmitted the message and was credited with saving many lives that night. Stan was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for wounds received in action and his heroism in the line of duty. He also received the Asiatic Pacific Defense medal, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon and the Good Conduct Medal in addition to his Meritorious Commendation for his actions in July of 1943. He was honorably discharged and returned home in 1945 where he met his future wife, Pauline Martel. They moved to Massachusetts where they were married and began 65 years of devotion together raising their family. Stan worked for the former Pro-Brush and the Perstorp Corporation in Florence for many years before retiring in 1986. He and his wife were devoted communicants of Our Lady of the Annunciation Church in Florence, having been married their 65 years earlier. Stan enjoyed playing golf and was a member of the Northampton Country Club. He also enjoyed the Red Sox and was a professional roller Skater in his youth. He leaves his beloved wife of 65, Pauline (Martel) Vincent, his children; Patricia Chagnon and her husband, Ed of Dalton and Ann Twohig and her husband, Ed of Florence. His cherished grandchildren: Craig and Brian Chagnon and Meghan and Kelly Twohig and five great-grandchildren; Audrey, Tyler, Ryan. Benjamin and Gianna Chagnon as well as several nieces and nephews. FUNERAL NOTICE: Calling hours at the Czelusniak Funeral Home of Northampton will be Monday afternoon from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral Services will be Tuesday morning from the Funeral Home at 8:30 a.m. with a Mass of Christian burial at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of the Annunciation Chapel, Beacon St. Florence. Burial with military honors will be held at 2p.m. at the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Agawam. Donations in Stan's memory may be made to the Linda Manor Resident activity fund, 349 Haydenville, Leeds, MA. 01053
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Aug. 8, 2015
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