|Jose Vincente, 83, passed away peacefully on March 19, 2011, at home surrounded by his loving family. Jose
was born on March 19, 1928 on Corregidor Island in the Philippines, the son of Modesto and Pilar Vicente.
As an English speaking Filipino in his later teenage years and during the early years of the Japanese occupation
of the Philippines, Jose bravely sought out the opportunity to join the U.S. Navy. Jose qualified in submarines on
the USS SEALION (SS-315) in 1950. He also served onboard the USS BECUNA (SS 319), USS DOGFISH (SS
350), USS HAWKBILL (SS 366), USS ATULE (SS 403), USS TINOSA (SSN 606), and the USS TULLIBEE (SSN
597). Jose was a retired Navy veteran who served this country in World War II and retired as a MSCM (SS).
Following his military service of 32 years, he worked for the Norwich Bulletin as a circulation manager.
Jose joined us at USSVI Groton Base in 2001 and was a Life and Holland Club member. He enjoyed playing and
then umpiring softball, the latter of which he did for 54 years. In 2009, he was inducted into the Connecticut ASA
Hall of Fame and he was a former president of the Eastern Connecticut Board of Umpires. He was also a proud
Filipino-American and once served as the president of the local Filipino-American Club.
In 1954 he was married to Barbara (Bello) Vincente, and they shared a wonderful life together for 57 years. Jose
is survived by his wife, Barbara; sons, Steven and his wife, Janice, of Hanover, N.H., Robert and his wife, Patricia,
of Oakdale, Joseph and his wife, Aimee, of Westbrook, Curt and his wife, Cari, of Mansfield; and ten
grandchildren. He was predeceased by his father, Modesto Vicente, a veteran of the Philippine Army and survivor
of the Bataan Death March during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines in 1942.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Hospice of Southeastern Connecticut, 227 Dunham
St., Norwich CT 06360.
|Tullibee Veteran Jose Vincente, 83,
departed on Eternal Patrol on Mar. 19, 2011.
d. Mar. 19, 2011
|After finding out about Jose Vincente's passing, I was able to locate the memorium below.
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