Frank M. Vincent

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.


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Gail Medeiros from Sterling wrote on March 13, 2021 at 6:50 pm
I am very very saddened to have read of your passing, I wrote to you this past September explaining what I knew and sent you pictures and also sent you a Christmas card, I was heartbroken you never reached out, I would have loved to have gotten to know you even if for only a short time, you sounded like an amazing man. I'm grateful for what I do now know about you and to finally see your face, God has heard my heart. i have been keeping you in my thoughts and prayers ever since I found out about you, God has you in his arms now but you will continue to be in my heart always. Good-bye Dad may you rest in peace, Love your daughter Gail
joan mann from Seekonk wrote on February 24, 2021 at 4:46 am
So sorry to hear of your passing Carol is waiting for you it was amazing how you stayed friends all this time rest in peace
Kim Fagundes from Rehoboth wrote on February 23, 2021 at 1:17 pm
Dear uncle Frank, I met you late in your life and I've read things about you I did not know. You did amazing things. This is what I remember. I remember you coming to dinner and you wore a nice hat and took it off when you came into the apartment. A couple of days later we received a hand written letter thanking us for a lovely dinner. That's old school and I loved it. I remember seeing you from time to time in Shaw's and I would sneak up on you and pretend to bump into you and you would laugh. I'm so glad your pain is gone. Rest in peace
William Shavers from Providence wrote on February 23, 2021 at 1:08 pm
Wishing you and your family courage, strength and love to help you through this loss. Your Uncle Frank will stay ageless in the memories of those who loved him.
Claudia Moore from Stella North Carolina wrote on February 23, 2021 at 12:00 pm
I’m saddened by my uncle’s passing he was a truly remarkable man. So very talented. Please Rest In Peace and go be with the family now.
George McCombe from Pawtucket wrote on February 23, 2021 at 11:50 am
May God keep your Soul, in restful Peace. I'll miss you, until I get to see you again... Your loving nephew, George.... Say, "hi", to everybody, for me, plse p