Shirley L. Vincent

Shirley Louise Vincent, 83, of Lake Placid, passed away Sept. 17, 2019, with her family by her side. She was born Shirley Green to the late Vernon Green and Agnes Moody on May 15, 1936, in Saranac Lake. Shirley attended local schools and studied to be an LPN.

Shirley married Robert P. Vincent on April 7, 1953, at St. Agnes Church in Lake Placid. He predeceased her on Sept. 9, 2004. They made their lives together all throughout the Tri-Lakes region.

Shirley is survived by five children: Therese and David Martin of Saranac Lake, Kelly Vincent of Niagara Falls, Vance Vincent of Umatilla, Florida, Christopher and Kim Vincent of Keeseville, and Deanna and Brian Clark of San Diego, California; and a daughter-in-law, Pamela Vincent of Virginia Beach, Virginia. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren, her sister Tina Ducharme and brothers Clayton Green and Nathaniel Green.

In addition to her husband, Shirley was predeceased by her son Robert, her brothers Gordon Green and Leroy Green, and one sister, Vernetta Whittemore.

Shirley was a devout Catholic and a communicant of St. Agnes Parish, Lake Placid. She professed final vows in the Discalced Carmelite Secular Order, Divine Will Chapter, taking the name Miriam Agnes of the Blessed Trinity. She was a member of the Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima, now mostly known as the World Apostolate of Fatima, and an active member in the American Legion Auxiliary, holding several positions, as well as a Catholic Daughter.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, Sept. 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the M.B. Clark Inc. Funeral Home in Lake Placid. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, Sept. 23 at 10 a.m., with burial immediately following at St. Agnes Cemetery in Lake Placid. The Rev. John Yonkovig will officiate. Anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to High Peaks Hospice, the Alzheimer’s Association or a charity of one’s choice. Relatives and friends are invited to share a memory, order flowers, upload a photograph or leave condolences at www.mbclarkfuneralhome.com.