Vincent Otis Queripel, 84, Inverness, died June 26, 2013, at Arbor Trail. Vincent was born on Aug. 2, 1928, in Morristown, N.J., to the late William and Doris (Douglas) Queripel. He was a sales and heating engineer for Ace Plumbing and Heating in Vineland, N.J. Vincent's ancestry dates back to the beginning of this country. His father's ancestor was born on a clipper ship two weeks out of London (Torrens) and his mother's ancestry dates back to William Brewster of Mayflower fame. He also had an ancestor (Caleb Putnam) who fought in the Revolutionary War. Vincent was a marvelously smooth ballroom dancer and certified dance instructor. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
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Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 66 years, June (Porter) Queripel; two sons, Kenneth (Debby) Queripel and Ronald (Pat) Queripel, both of Upper Deerfield, N.J.; one daughter, Linda (Ed) Foster, The Villages; four grandchildren, Christine, Lisa, Amy and Jillian; three great-grandchildren, Gabrielle, Alicea and Ryan Vincent.
A celebration of life will be 4 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with the Rev. Tom Evans officiating. Interment will follow at a later date. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Saturday from 3 p.m., until the hour of service.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on June 28, 2013