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Caroline "Kelley" Vincent

Caroline “Kelley” Vincent
Of Gregory, Michigan

Age 66, passed away at home with her loving family at her side on Monday, March 19, 2012. She was born on December 18, 1945 in Big Rapids, MI, the daughter of Lawrence and Dorothy (Chidester) Kelley. On September 25, 1965 she married Donald A. Vincent in Garden City, and he survives. Also surviving are her children, Bradley S. (Suzy) Vincent of Bartow, FL and Amy J. Vincent of Gregory; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; also her siblings: Joan (Victor) Osterburg of Lowell, Lawrence Kelley of Montague, and Roberta (Michael) Fountain of Cedar Springs, MI. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her sister-in-law Edith Kelley. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 23, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. from the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, Chelsea with Rev. James Vander Schuur officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Special Olympics.

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0 #11 Mike Wilson - BARA 2012-03-26 07:46
Kelley was always very welcoming and friendly. A great character to chat with at the various RIA and IFR events we attended.
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0 #10 Roberta Nelson Shea 2012-03-26 02:34
Don,

I have known Kelley and you for many years. Kelley was always welcoming, warm, and helped to make me feel welcome. For this, she has always occupied a very warm place in my heart.

I knew of the battle that she was waging and was just so sad to hear that she died. You, and your family, have the heartfelt condolences from myself and my family. I could not attend the services due to a Robot Safety Standard Meeting (no surprise), however my husband attended the service for us.

My kids do a charity fundraiser event for breast cancer every year, where they do a One Mile Swim at the event on Cape Cod. This year, they will add Kelley to the "in Honor of" board and they will write Kelley's name on their bodies to show their honor for a lost loved one.

You and your family are in our prayers!

Fondly,
Roberta
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0 #9 Phil Monnin 2012-03-23 18:26
Don and I go back a long way in robotics and as personal friends. Kelly was always a friendly participant in all the RIA/Robotic Meetings. She will be missed. And to Don, Doris and I wish to offer our most sincere condolences,, we will remember you and your family in our prayers.
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0 #8 Susan Masters 2012-03-22 20:25
I was sorry to hear that Kelley had passed away. I so enjoyed knowing both Kelley and Don way back in the SME days and was hoping to someday reconnect. My thoughts and prayers are with Don and family.
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0 #7 Carrie Warolin 2012-03-22 15:06
I'll never forget when I started working for Don many years ago. I was newly married, no children, just starting out. I had a very personal, painful medical experience and had to miss a little work. I saw Kelley about a week later when she came I to the office to meet Don after work one afternoon. I had only met her once or twice, but she marched straight back to my desk, pulled me out of my seat, and gave me the biggest hug and some great words of wisdom. It really meant a lot to me at the time, and through the years.

That's what Kelley always did. She made everyone feel special and like they were part of her family. She was a very special lady.

My thoughts and prayers are with Don and family. You are blessed to have had her in your lives. She will be missed.
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0 #6 ROSE CARE 2012-03-22 01:49
what a vought in my heart & soul too say good bye too the closes friend ,friend that goes way back too our school days at BRHS . WE WAS THE GIRL;S but we never forgot each other ,,,,have been in touch for year;s that is a true friend;ship ,,no more suffering ,,but what a loss she leaves behind for me ,i will never ,never for get you my dear friend GOD IS WITH YOU ,,,,LOVE CAREBEAR
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0 #5 Nephew Tim 2012-03-22 00:52
Aunt Kelly, I love you. You where the best. Words can't explain how much you will be missed. I'll never forget the holiday dinners laughing and cheerful times I spent with you. Your big big hugs and big big kisses will never be forgotten. I love you may you rest in peace.
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0 #4 Brian Huse 2012-03-21 22:17
Hugs and kisses from Kelley were freely given at holiday gatherings and special occasions. She wanted you to feel good and it worked. Her spell was captivating and anyone touched by Kelley is blessed. I feel fortunate to have been part of her world and my heart goes out to her entire family.

For many of us at RIA, she will be especially remembered for the hand-crafted bows she did with the prettiest ribbon and lace on gifts she and Don gave. We often kept the bows for another chance to use again or simply to have around. Kelley made the world a brighter, prettier place and her memory will always give me a smile. Love to all the family...
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0 #3 RuthAnn 2012-03-21 18:27
My childhood friend and classmate has gone on to a better place,but it leaves a deep void in my life. I will miss our almost weekly chats and times we spent together. Thanking God for the friendship and memories we shared,and for knowing Don and the rest of the family through Caroline. You will all be in my prayers as you make this transition without her,especially Don and Amy. I will see you in the 'sweet by and by',Kelley.
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0 #2 DAN AND MARY 2012-03-21 16:33
Our dear friend is gone but,will never be forgotten. Now we will suffer because of our loss but, thank GOD she is no longer in pain. Just knowing her made our lives better. Our prayers are with the family.
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