MVH South Paris Veteran of the Month - George Vincent

Author: MVH South Paris
Posted: June 16, 2017
Category: Maine Veterans of the Month

South-Paris-George-Vincent-June-2017-VOM.jpgGeorge was born in Auburn, Maine, on February 22, 1928.  He enlisted into the Army and served from February 25, 1946, to November 12, 1947. He served in Germany during World War II, and worked as a machinist. George earned the Army of Occupation medal, World War II Victory medal, and the M-1 Rifle MKM badge.

George married Clemence Trepanier in 1949, and spent 31 years together. George remarried in 2002 to Jean Blanchard from Bryant Pond and lived there together for 11 years.  He has 2 daughters, Diane Bowie & Susan Raymond, a stepdaughter, Bethany Dunham and he also has 2 grandchildren, Sasha & Breanne.

After the service George worked as a machinist at Bates Mill in Lewiston, Maine. He joined the Auburn Fire Department for 25 years. He became a master electrician and opened his own electrical business called Vincent Electrical. George was always a hard worker, he was a master of many trades, and built 3 houses. Anyone who knew him would easily recognize him with a pipe in his mouth and called him “pipeman.”

George enjoyed gardening, tinkering, woodworking, big band & country music and reading the newspaper.

George came to the MVH South Paris in August 2015, and likes to help out filling the bird feeders outside and working in the flower gardens on the grounds. He also enjoys hanging out with other residents on his unit.

 

Thank you George for your service to our nation!

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