Shrewsbury – James L. “Jimmy” Vincequere, 75, of Shrewsbury, was called home to be with Our Lord on Saturday, September 16, 2023 in the comfort of his home, with his loving family by his side.
He leaves his best friend and devoted wife of 50 years, Paula M. (Meunier) Vincequere; children, Andrea N. Plante and husband Alan, of Holliston, and Jamie P. Vincequere and wife Erin, of Oxford; grandchildren, Lynn and Lauren Plante; sisters, Elaine Duquette, of Leicester, MaryAnn Howe, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and Dora Desper, of Leicester; along with many nieces, nephews, and wonderful friends. Jim also leaves five beloved grand-fur babies. He was predeceased by his brother, Francis J. Vincequere.
Jimmy was born in Worcester, one of the five children born to the late Lazarus J. and Beatrice J. (Giangaspro) Vincequere. He was educated in the Worcester schools, then graduated from Boys Trade High School, where he specialized in Masonry. He served his country proudly in the Army for six years prior to his honorable discharge.
Jimmy had an extensive career working for the Commonwealth’s Maintenance Department in local hospitals and facilities, retiring in 2012. Most notably, he worked for many years at Westborough State Hospital and Glavin Regional Center in Shrewsbury.
Jimmy’s children and grandchildren were his pride and joy – spending time and making memories with his family was his number one priority. He loved going to watch Lynn and Lauren play soccer, Lauren run track, and Lynn play volleyball. He enjoyed his annual trips to Eagle Beach in Aruba, Dennis in Cape Cod, Scarborough Beach in RI, and York Beach, ME, as he loved being at the ocean. Jimmy was a handy-man, fixing anything that was broken and there was nothing he couldn’t fix. He was well-loved by his wonderful neighbors and enjoyed chatting with everyone who passed by while he was cleaning, polishing or maintaining his GMC truck or Paula’s Jeep, or doing yard work. He also loved watching NASCAR and Xfinity racing, was a fan of the Boston Red Sox and N.E. Patriots and in his younger years, loved racing his dirt bike with his brother, Franny.
Jimmy strongly and courageously battled pancreatic and lung cancer and would like to thank the staff at Dana Farber in Milford, St. Vincent’s Hospital in Worcester following his stroke, and Whittier Rehab in Westborough, VNA Hospice. A very special thank you to his CNA Brenda McGee and Case Manager Ana Sulollari at Whitter who made it possible for him to return to his home for care, and to Fr. Paul O’Connell for his visits at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Whitter.
Jimmy will be lovingly missed and in our hearts forever. He was the best of the best. “Soar with the angels, Jimmy, you’ll only be but a breath away.”
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Anne’s Food Pantry (https://stannesparish.org/food-pantry).
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the Vincequere family from 10 – 11:15 AM on Friday, September 22, 2023 at St. Anne’s Church, 130 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury. His funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 AM following the visitation, and burial with military honors will be held at Mountain View Cemetery.
The Britton-Shrewsbury Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.