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880 Hopmeadow Street
P.O. Box 335
Simsbury, CT 06070
Phone: 860-658-7613
Fax: 860-651-0476
Joanna Vincent

Joanna Vincent

September 19, 2019
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Joanna (Quinn) Vincent, 97, of Simsbury, beloved wife of the late Elmer Vincent, died Thursday, September 19, 2019. She was born July 30, 1922 in Simsbury, daughter of the late Thomas Charles and Laura (Welton) Quinn and had lived in Simsbury her entire life. Joanna was a graduate of Simsbury High School and the Morse Business College of Hartford. She proudly served during World War II in the United States Navy (WAVES), with the Bureau of Ships in Washington, DC. Mrs. Vincent was employed as a secretary for Westminster School, Pattison & Company, Inc. and Vincent Funeral Home, prior to her retirement in 1978. Joanna was an avid basketball and tennis player, golfer and an accomplished bowler. She played on the varsity basketball team for Simsbury High School, and was a member of the Simsbury Women's Golf League, Simsbury Seniors Bowling League, Simsbury Historical Society, a 75 year member of Tomalonis-Hall Post #84 American Legion, a member of the Farmington Valley and National A.A.R.P. and a communicant of St. Mary's Church, Simsbury.

Joanna enjoyed spending winters at The Pars in Naples, FL and participated in golf, tennis, and bocce well into her 80’s. A diehard Red Sox fan for life, she always supported her family as a faithful fan attending Simsbury American Legion baseball games at Memorial Field.

She is survived by three sons, former First Selectman Thomas E. Vincent and his wife Dr. Cheryl Vincent of Simsbury, Timothy P. Vincent and Kellie Allen-Wells of Avon and Anthony L. Vincent and Deborah Vogue of Liverpool, NY; 12 grandchildren; George Cunningham of Springfield, MA, Priscilla and Vincent Purpura of Hopkinton, MA, Thomas B. Vincent and Emily Hoffman Vincent of Simsbury, Andrew Vincent of Charlotte, NC, Katherine Vincent Coderre and Jon of Canton, Kory Vincent and Jennifer Vibert Vincent of Canton, Kelsey Wells O’Connor and Mike of Greenwich, Jeffrey J. Vincent of Avon, Christopher J. Vincent of Tampa, FL, Tyler A. and Rebecca Vincent of Baldwinsville, NY, Joshua and Jumi Lee Sohn of Saudi Arabia and Colin Sohn of Nantucket, MA as well as 7 great grandchildren, Samantha, Vinnie and Charlie Purpura, Will, Ben, Grace and Trevor Vincent and several nieces, nephews and lifelong friends. Besides her husband Elmer she was predeceased by a sister, Jeannette Ryan and a special friend Carlton “Sandy” Sanderson of Springfield, MA. The Vincent Family would like to thank Patti Bahre Buckley of Canton for her love, care, and devotion in the care of our Mother for the past 3 years.

Her family will receive friends at the Vincent Funeral Home, 880 Hopmeadow Street in Simsbury on Sunday, September 22nd from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Funeral will be Monday, September 23rd, 9:15 AM from the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church in Simsbury. Burial with military honors will follow in the Simsbury Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Virginia Connelly Residence, ? Simsbury Town Housing Authority, 1600 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury CT 06070. Please visit Joanna’s “Book of Memories” at for online tributes.
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  • Visitation

    September 22, 2019 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    September 22, 2019 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Vincent Funeral Home - Simsbury
    880 Hopmeadow Street
    Simsbury, CT 06070
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  • Service

    September 23, 2019 | 10:00am
    September 23, 2019 10:00am
    St. Mary's Church - Simsbury
    942 Hopmeadow Street
    Simsbury, CT 06070
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Fr. Frank Matera


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Sue Chin

Posted at 07:57pm

Timmy, Tommy, and Tony,

So sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. She was a wonderful person! We’re thinking about you and your families.

Your Cousins Liz and Sue

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Posted at 07:01pm
May the Hawk Fly High and and Free in Heaven,!!!! Thank you for everything Grandma God Bless You Love You your favorite grandson Andrew
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Mike Cartini

Posted at 09:24am
Tony and family
I was glad I got to meet your Mom almost 40 years ago. She had a wonderful life and you all benefited from her parenting. May the many wonderful memories you share comfort you now and in the future. Our family sends our condolences to all.

Carole Hoge

Posted at 11:34pm
My husband and I met Joanna (and Elmer) in Naples. They were both good friends of my sister and brother-in-law, Joanne and Don Loversky. We spent a lot of time with them at the pool or playing poker. Fun times. Joanna was a truly classy lady - beautiful with an amazing smile. Such good memories we have!

Carole Hoge

Margaret Delaney

Posted at 03:51pm
Hi Tony - My condolences to you and your family on the passing of your mother. I can see where you and the boys get your mother's prowess in athletics and hopefully genetics in the aging category …
Marge Delaney

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