SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

February 11, 2014

Carol Hersey Vincent, 82


Marblehead — Carol Hersey Vincent, of Marblehead, Mass., passed away peacefully at the age of 82, on February 2, 2014. The daughter of Thayer Frye and Sylvia Robbins Hersey, she married the late Galen Stuart Vincent, a military officer and pilot, and they raised a family in Winchester, Mass. An avid travel enthusiast, Carol worked as a travel consultant and traveled around the world for both adventure and human rights causes. In recent years, she worked at the Peabody Essex Museum. Carol possessed a great love of animals that she passed on to all her children. She supported the MSPCA and worked for New England Labrador Rescue. She had a passion for the ocean and Salem and Marblehead's maritime traditions and history. The Church of Saint Andrew in Marblehead was a central point of her life for the past 30 years.

She is survived by her children, Paige Vincent of Andover, Mass., Liza Vincent Holland of Winchester, Mass., Amy Vincent of Los Angeles, Calif., Suzanne Vincent of Salem, Mass., and Jonathan Vincent of Jamaica Plain, Mass.; son-in-law, Michael Poliquin of Jamaica Plain; grandchildren, Paige Holland, Tyler Holland, Ashley Holland, Hillary Holland, Jesse Holland, Nathan MacKenzie, Vaughan MacKenzie, Kyle MacKenzie, Avery MacKenzie, and Isaac Dinallo; and three great-grandchildren, Bella, Sean, and Gianni. Along with her parents, Carol is predeceased by her brother, David Thayer Hersey.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are cordially invited to a memorial service for her on February 15, at 11 a.m., at the Church of Saint Andrew, 135 Lafayette St., Marblehead. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.