Candace Vincent, 80, of Ferrisburgh

FERRISBURGH — Candace (Candy) Keith Vincent, beloved wife and mother, died in the presence of her family on Sunday, January 23, 2022. She was 80 years old.

Candy was born in Torrington, Connecticut. As an adult, she lived in many different places, including Massachusetts, New York, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Candy raised her family in Trumbull and Shelton, Connecticut until she retired to Ferrisburgh, Vermont in 2006.

Candy loved life and was friendly and kind to everyone she met. Always looking for ways to help others, she was an avid volunteer for various community, religious and school causes. More recently, Candy has been volunteering by donating food and writing support postcards for the Vergennes food department. She won the Statewide Volunteer of the Year Award from United Way in Connecticut. Candy was proud to be a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts of the USA.

Candy loved flowers, gardening, animals and bird watching. She had a passion for water and swam whenever she could. In Vermont, she enjoyed swimming in the Clarendon Gorge, attending services at Weston Priory, and eating maple and coffee custards. She loved to travel and had fond memories of childhood trips to Rhode Island and Cape Cod. As an adult, Candy visited cathedrals in England, cruised down the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, and sailed in Alaska.

She was very involved and active in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Huntington, Connecticut, serving on the vestry, outreach, and hospitality committees. Wanting to learn more about her religious tradition and deepen her spirituality, Candy earned a leadership certificate in theology from Hartford Seminary and a certificate in education for ministry from Southern University.

Candy was predeceased by her father, Henry, her mother, Ethel, and her sister, Carolyn.

She is survived by her husband, Timothy Vincent; his son, Jeffrey Doolittle; and her daughters, Deborah Day, Susan Gausepohl, Michelle Villeneuve and her daughter-in-law, Pamela Bosch and their spouses — Elizabeth, Steven, Steven, Wayne and Gareth. Candy loved being a grandmother and was devoted to her eleven grandchildren, including Benjamin, Sean, Claire, Elijah, Rebecca, Annabeth, Andrew, Jacob, Catherine, Alexander and Elowyn. Also survived by his nephews, George Baldwin, Guy Baldwin and his niece Cindy Blazek.

A rally to remember and honor Candy will be held Saturday, January 29 at 1 p.m. at the Strong House Inn at 94 W Main Street in Vergennes, Vt.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Candy’s name to the Vergennes Community Food Department.◊

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