Obituaries

Ruth Brink
B: 1937-08-18
D: 2019-04-16
View Details
Brink, Ruth
Richard Sanger
B: 1930-08-12
D: 2019-04-13
View Details
Sanger, Richard
Janice Grafton
B: 1940-09-12
D: 2019-04-08
View Details
Grafton, Janice
Roy LeClaire
D: 2019-04-08
View Details
LeClaire, Roy
Dru Schlosser
D: 2019-04-06
View Details
Schlosser, Dru
Margaret Beetz
D: 2019-04-06
View Details
Beetz, Margaret
Wayne Strange
B: 1955-02-15
D: 2019-04-06
View Details
Strange, Wayne
Patricia Brighenti
D: 2019-04-05
View Details
Brighenti, Patricia
Sandra Diggens
D: 2019-04-03
View Details
Diggens, Sandra
Patricia Healy
B: 1929-05-13
D: 2019-04-03
View Details
Healy, Patricia
Frederic Parasch
D: 2019-04-01
View Details
Parasch, Frederic
Edward Reed
D: 2019-04-01
View Details
Reed, Edward
Miriam Shepard
B: 1929-11-16
D: 2019-03-31
View Details
Shepard, Miriam
Joan Chamberlain
D: 2019-03-29
View Details
Chamberlain, Joan
Alan Schwartz
B: 1932-06-10
D: 2019-03-26
View Details
Schwartz, Alan
Beverly Newell
D: 2019-03-24
View Details
Newell, Beverly
Guy Verney
B: 1932-08-29
D: 2019-03-23
View Details
Verney, Guy
Lois Miller
D: 2019-03-23
View Details
Miller, Lois
Elizabeth Hess
D: 2019-03-22
View Details
Hess, Elizabeth
Annamae Rotondo
D: 2019-03-19
View Details
Rotondo, Annamae
Anca Vesa
D: 2019-03-18
View Details
Vesa, Anca

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
880 Hopmeadow Street
P.O. Box 335
Simsbury, CT 06070
Phone: 860-658-7613
Fax: 860-651-0476

Our Heritage

About Vincent Funeral Homes

Where caring has been a tradition for over a Century.

In 1902 Charles Henry Vincent started his business. He stored his equipment in a barn located on Plank Hill Road along with his horse and carriage. When a family was in need of his service he traveled to their home and did the preparation work at the family home and the person was "laid out" in the parlor. Many of the old homes in the valley have "casket doors" located off the living room in which the casket was brought into the home.

Charles H. Vincent was a state senator for the sixth district and served several terms in the state legislature. In 1942 he purchased an existing funeral home on Maple Avenue in Canton and opened the Vincent Funeral Home of Canton. In 1950 he purchased the beautiful Wilcox mansion, located in the center of Simsbury on Hopmeadow Street, where the business remains today.

Sons, Charles W. Vincent, Henry T. Vincent and Elmer Vincent became licensed funeral directors and embalmers and joined their father in the family business along with daughter, Catherine Vincent who assisted them in running the office as secretary and bookkeeper.

In 1960 his sons purchased land on Albany Turnpike, Canton and built the new, spacious and tastefully decorated, Vincent Funeral Home in honor of their father, Charles Henry Vincent.

Grandson, Eugene T. Vincent joined the family business as a licensed funeral director and embalmer in 1962 retiring in the early 1980 in order to pursue another career.

Grandson, Richard J. Vincent worked with his grandfather and uncles, washing cars and mowing lawns. He graduated from New England Institute in Boston and joined the firm as a licensed funeral director and embalmer in 1969. He "semi" retired in 2009 after 50 years of service. In 1997, Dick founded the Farmington Valley Crematory, located in the Canton Funeral Home, and continued to own and operate it until retiring in 2018.

Mary O'Keefe Vincent joined the family business as a secretary and later received her license and became the firm's first licensed female funeral director and embalmer. Mary retired in 2018 from her role as President and Owner of Vincent Funeral Home after over 40 years of service.

Great-grandson and fourth generation, Richard J. Vincent, Jr. grew up in Simsbury and had helped his father and uncles in the same tradition of the prior generations, washing cars, mowing lawns and various tasks around the funeral homes. After gradutation from Simsbury High School, he attended the New England Institute and joined the family business as a licensed funeral director and embalmer in 1987. When his father retired, he took on the role of Vice President. In 2018, Richard became the President and Owner of the Vincent Funeral Homes and the Farmington Valley Crematory. Richard still holds the value taught to him by his father and uncles and can be seen mowing the lawns (sometimes having a little too much fun speeding along) on Sundays and plowing the parking lots and shoveling after storms. As the father of three boys, he is currently working with the fifth generation, preparing them for the future of the family business.

365 Days of Healing

Grieving doesn't always end with the funeral: subscribe to our free daily grief support email program, designed to help you a little bit every day, by filling out the form below.

52 Weeks of Support

It's hard to know what to say when someone experiences loss. Our free weekly newsletter provides insights, quotes and messages on how to help during the first year.