2018-01-10 / Obituaries

Harold G. “Hal” Vincent Jr.

BRADENTON, FL and CHESTER, VT — Harold G. “Hal” Vincent Jr., 92, died on Nov. 22, 2017 in Bradenton, Florida. He was born on April 14, 1925 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, the son of Harold G. Vincent Sr. and Helen Cook Vincent. He graduated from Kennett High School in Conway, New Hampshire in 1943. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Bowdoin College in 1948, and a Master’s degree in education from Harvard University in 1949.

He married Rachel Buck in Barton, Vermont on June 5, 1947. She died in 1999. He married Adeline Hamersley in 2001. Mr. Vincent served in the U.S. Army infantry during World War

II. He was awarded a Purple Heart for wounds received at the Battle of the Bulge. His entire professional career was spent as an educator, beginning as a teaching principal and coach in Chester, Vermont in 1949. In 1956 he moved to Springfield, Vermont where he taught English and coached JV basketball and golf and was athletic director for several years. He retired in 1982.

Mr. Vincent was active in the Springfield Rotary Club and prided himself on many years of perfect attendance. In retirement, he enjoyed playing tennis and golf and riding his bicycle. His other interests included bird photography, writing poetry and playing bridge.

Survivors include his wife Adeline H. Vincent, his daughter Laurel Vincent of Danville, Vermont, and son Ralph Vincent and wife Nancy of Sutton, Vermont. Mr. Vincent leaves two

granddaughters, Lilla Fortunoff and Robin Vincent, and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his first wife Rachel (Buck) Vincent, brother James A. Vincent, sister Rosemary (Vincent) Shirley Clay, and a nephew, Brian Shirley.

A celebration of Mr. Vincent’s life will be announced at a later date. If you wish to honor Mr. Vincent’s memory, please give to the charity or association of your choice.

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