Henri Jean Vincent Obituary: A Tribute to a Beloved Brunswick Community Member

Henri Jean Vincent Obituary: A Tribute to a Beloved Brunswick Community Member


Henri Jean Vincent Obituary – Henri Jean Vincent, a beloved member of the Brunswick community, passed away on April 12, 2024, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Ellenville, NY in 1956, Henri inherited a rich tapestry of values from his parents, Henri L. Vincent and Doris L. Duperre. His upbringing imbued him with a deep faith, a love for music, and a knack for culinary arts.


Henri’s zest for life led him to numerous adventures, from constructing cabins with friends to whipping up delicious meals in the great outdoors. He excelled academically and athletically, shining during his time at Ellenville High School and later pursuing studies in Chemical Engineering and Mathematics at Syracuse University. His professional journey took him to Massena, NY, where he met his soulmate, Ann Claffey, before relocating to West Lafayette, Ind., to pursue further studies at Purdue University.


In 1987, Henri planted roots in Maine, joining Woodward & Curran in Portland, where he dedicated 23 years of his life, climbing the ranks to become a respected Operations Leader and Senior Vice President. Despite his demanding career, Henri always prioritized his family, relishing in quality time with Ann and their daughters, Olivia and Maria. He embraced life’s simple joys, whether it was crafting intricate meals for loved ones or sharing laughs with his quick wit and keen observations.

Henri’s generosity extended beyond his family, as he actively volunteered at shelters and hunger prevention organizations, leaving a lasting impact on his community. His legacy lives on through the cherished memories he created and the lives he touched.


Henri is survived by his devoted wife, Ann Claffey Vincent, his daughters Olivia and Maria, his grandson Kane Skeean, and his sister Claire Kokenburg and her husband Gene. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henri L. Vincent and Doris L. Duperre.

The family extends their gratitude to the compassionate caregivers at Sedgewood Commons and Compassus.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2024, followed by Henri’s Mass of Christian Burial at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Brunswick. Memorial donations in Henri’s honor can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Compassus Living Foundation.

Henri’s memory will forever be cherished by those who knew and loved him, and his spirit will continue to inspire kindness and joy in the hearts of many.


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