Groton - After 99 amazing years, Alfred H. Vincent went to his eternal life on Monday, April 14, 2014.|
He was born Jan. 29, 1915, in New Bedford, Mass, the eldest son of the late Delphine (Boudreau) and Wilfred F. Vincent. On May 27, 1939, he married Carrie Mae Goodrich to whom he was married for 72 years.
During World War II, he was a welder at Electric Boat and later worked for Robert Gair/Continental Can as a draftsman in the engineering dept. Al retired from the Groton Utilities engineering dept. in 1985.
He and Carrie enjoyed their retirement years with family and traveling throughout the U.S., Canada, Caribbean, South America and Europe. They were also active with the Groton Seniors. With his French Canadian background he was an avid sportsman enjoying hockey, football, swimming, tennis, and skiing which he enjoyed well into his 80s.
Alfred is survived by his daughter, Barbara V. Harry of Groton; his granddaughter, Stephanie Harry of Beltsville, Md.; sister, Alma Gallent of Amesbury, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife and parents, he is predeceased by sisters, Florence Burke, Rose Burke and Lorraine Vincent; and brothers, George and Amie Vincent.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at St. James Episcopal Church, 76 Federal St., New London. Burial will follow in Starr Hill Burial Ground, Lestertown Road, Groton. There are no calling hours.
The family would like to thank the administration and staff at Fairview for their care and support during Al's residency.
The Dinoto Funeral Home, 17 Pearl St., Mystic is assisting the family.
Published in The Day on Apr. 18, 2014