Louis Jean Vincent


TOGUS — Louis Jean Vincent, 85, of Lewiston, died at the Togus Veterans’ Hospital on Saturday, April 10.

He was born Jan. 28, 1925, a son of Napoleon and Liane (Banville) Vincent. He graduated from Edward Little High School in 1946. He served his country during World War II as a soldier in the U.S. Marine Corps. After the war, he married the love of his life, Lorraine Poisson on Nov. 11, 1947, and together they raised their family in Lewiston. He was a Lewiston firefighter until his retirement in 1977. His love of the Marines and of being a fireman was very evident by the extensive collection of memorabilia he had of both organizations in his home. One of his favorite hobbies was dabbling in electronics and he owned and operated a TV repair business for 22 years. He was a member of Prince of Peace Parish, the VFW, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, and the Maine Association of Retirees.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lorraine; two sons, Norman Vincent of Salem, Ore., and Gregg Vincent and his wife, Doris, of Lewiston; one daughter, Jane Hart and her husband, Rick, of Aurora, Colo.; four grandchildren, Sara (Vincent) Cheetham, Adam Vincent, Justin Vincent and Derek Schenk; five great-grandchildren, Rylen, Drew, Benjamin, Liam and Jackson; one brother, George Vincent of Bryant Pond; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents; and two sisters, Yvette Slauenwhite and Dorita Poliquin.