Frank M. Vincent, 94, of Sidney Street, East Providence died Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at Landmark Medical Center after a long illness. He was the former husband and good friend of the late Carol L. Mann who preceded him in death on New Year’s Eve.
Frank was a boat builder before retiring. He was a World War II Navy Veteran.
Born in East Providence, he was a son of the late John M. Vincent and Mary C. (Carreiro) Vincent. He was the brother of the late Mary (Mae) Gregory, Manuel Vincent, Francine Villeneuve and Bella McCombe. He leaves several nieces and nephews and his beloved cat.
Frank was an accomplished artist in every sense of the word. Self taught, he drew and painted and played the guitar. He designed jewelry in his spare time for the challenge of it. He made intricate scrimshaw etchings on ivory. There was nothing he couldn’t do with a fine piece of wood either. His fondest love was for the sea. In more recent years and together with his brother Manny, he owned a 62 foot WW II air-sea rescue boat that had been converted into a yacht after the war.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 10:00 AM in St. Francis Xavier Church, 79 North Carpenter Street, East Providence. Burial with Military Honors will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.