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Donald Gerard Vincent

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Published in Lowell Sun on October 9, 2018

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.

VINCENT – 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 (, PO Box 1052, W. Falmouth, MA 02574-1052. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at