Donald Gerard Vincent of Dunstable

 

DUNSTABLE – Donald Gerard “Vinnie” Vincent, 81, a resident of Dunstable, MA, for over 55 years, passed away peacefully at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA, on Sunday, October 7, 2018 with his loving family by his side.

He was born in Fitchburg on January 5, 1937. He was the beloved husband of Sandra (Dow) Vincent to whom he was married for 55 years.  He was the only son of the late Eva (LaFleur) Vincent and the late Gerard Vincent.  Donald graduated from Fitchburg High School, Class of 1956, and was employed at MIT Haystack Observatory as an electrician for over 30 years.  After retiring he enjoyed time with his grandkids and working on projects around the house.  He enjoyed maintaining the private dirt road that he lived on with his Kubota tractor, as well as teaching people how to water-ski.  He was an avid church goer, hardly missing a Sunday, until his illness.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Vincent, his two daughters Karen (Vincent) Fraser and her husband Kevin Fraser of Windham, NH, and Kristen (Vincent) Kosiba and her husband John Kosiba of Dunstable, MA; guardian of Tabitha Flack of Dunstable, MA. He is also survived by five loving grandchildren, Kayla Fraser, Faith Kosiba, Jonathan Kosiba, Kyler Fraser, and Andrew Kosiba.

The family would like to thank all those who helped him during his time of illness.

Donald’s visiting hours will be Thurs. 4 to 7 P.M. Funeral Fri. at 8:00 from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 9:00 A.M. at St. John the Evangelist Church in N. Chelmsford, MA.  Burial in Central Cemetery, Dunstable, MA.  Memorials may be made in his name to the Compassionate Care ALS (ccals.org), PO Box 1052, W. Falmouth, MA 02574-1052.  ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.  Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com

Visitation

October 11, 2018
4PM - 7PM
Dolan Funeral Home

Funeral

October 12, 2018
8 AM Funeral Home/9 AM Church
Dolan Funeral Home
  1. Tom McNuge says:

    To Karen and Family
    So sorry for your loss Don was a wonderful friend and a great guy..
    I will always remember he ordered a medium coffee and an old fashioned donut
    My thoughts are with you at this time.
    Tom McNuge

  2. Tom Arsenault says:

    Don, was such a kind person, always willing to give the shirt off his back to help people out, and never asked for anything in return. It was a pleasure, and a honor to know and work with him. So sorry, you will be missed.

  3. Sheri Rivard says:

    Don was a bright light in many people’s lives. He always helped everyone. It is a true honor to be related to such an outstanding human being. He made everyone feel welcome. His warm and kind demeanor will be dearly missed. Sheri and Jeff Rivard and Mike Ouellette

  4. Beth Bethune says:

    Sandy am sorry to hear of Don’s passing. He was a wonderful person.

  5. Peggy Mahar says:

    Dear Sandy, Karen, Kristen, Tabitha, Kevin, Jon, and all the Grandkids: We are so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. We loved the time that we got to spend with him in Dunstable at his home on Massapoag Pond. We were privileged to know him, and we will never forget his kindness and hospitality to us. We pray that God will give you strength to go on without him. Our love to all, Bob and Peggy Mahar and Family

  6. Maclean says:

    A wonderful man who was generous with his time and talent. His patience and kindness when teaching pur kids to waterski will always be remembered. A rare soul who life emulated his beliefs. May all of your memories be a comfort during this time.
    Much love,
    The MacLean family

  7. Barbara Blanco says:

    My deepest condolences to you, Sandy, and to all your family. Don was a wonderful man who could always be counted on to lend a hand, fix a problem, tell a story. I will always remember him fondly.

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