Richard L. ”Dick” Vincent 96, of Greenville and Cranston, RI, passed away at the HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center on Monday April 17, 2023. He was the husband of Miriam A. (Clarke) Vincent for 72 years. Born in Gardner, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late Leo W. and Lena E. (McKay) Vincent.
He graduated from Attleboro High School and was active in varsity basketball and football. An Army Air Corps veteran of WWII, serving in the Pacific Theater. He graduated from the New England School of Art in 1949, and was a freelance Commercial Artist for many years. He also was a partner in the Hampshire & Vincent Art Service in the 1950's. He designed the logo for the R.I. Department of Environmental Management (DEM) in 1978, and the logo for the Pawtuxet River Authority in 1980 - both of which are still in use to this day.
Richard became involved as an Interscholastic, Collegiate, and Prep School swimming official in 1973, serving over 30 years. In 1991, he was inducted into the Rhode Island Aquatic Hall of Fame. He was a member and Honorary Life Deacon at the former Meshanticut Park Baptist Church in Cranston for 53 years. He joined the Oak Lawn Community Baptist Church, also in Cranston in 2008.
In addition to his wife, he leaves four sons: William and his wife Lori of Chepachet, Robert and his wife Carol of San Leandro, California and Cranston, John and his wife Jean of Greenville, and Garry, of Warwick, four grandchildren: Scott Vincent, Bethany Martins, Jennifer Vincent, and Leo Vincent as well as three great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Norman G. Vincent.
He had a passion for beautiful art creations - Watercolor, Acrylics, Charcoal and others, A keen interest in sports, such as swimming, golf, the Red Sox and Patriots, scrap booking, family outings, and an occasional beer with family and friends at McShawn’s Pub in Cranston..
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday April 22, 2023 at 11:00am in the Oak Lawn Community Baptist Church 229 Wilbur Avenue Cranston.
In lieu flowers, donations in his memory to HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence, or Oak Lawn Baptist Church in Cranston will be appreciated. Interment will be in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery Exeter.