Jeffrey Alyn Vincelette
September 28, 1958 – July 10, 2018
Jeffrey Alyn Vincelette, 59, a lifelong resident of Clinton, CT gained a new residence on 7/10/18. He lived victoriously on this earth through the power of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and is now a resident of Heaven eternally.
Jeff was born on September 28, 1958 in Middletown, CT to Barbara (Clark) Vincelette and Robert Leo Vincelette. Jeff loved growing up in Clinton with his parents and 3 brothers Bob, Bill and Tom. He fondly talked about memories of his parents building their home on Fish Plain Rd: growing up in the woods, riding bikes, playing outside, camping and all the things boys love to do. He loved spending time in the summer at his Uncle Ame's cabin in Vermont and taking camping trips and cross-country trips with his parents as they attended American Legion conventions. When they grew to be teenagers Jeff and his brothers loved cars. A lot of cars. Fast cars. That love neved ended for Jeff. He is a graduate of The Morgan School in Clinton.
Jeff was ALWAYS a hard worker. He started working as a boy delivering newspapers. He worked many odd jobs growing up. It's what he loved to do. He began working for Finast Supermarkets at age 16 and was a full time produce manager by age 18. He met his future wife Pat(Patricia Spencer) at the Guilford Finast Supermarket in June of 1981. He worked for Finast and many other Supermarkets as a Produce Manager. In the mid-1990s, Jeff left the Supermarket industry to work with his brother Bill at Clinton Auto Repair Shop as the Service Manager. He loved working alongside his brother. After Bill's passing in 2003, Jeff worked at Clinton Auto Repair determined to honor his brother and keep his business thriving. He worked there until 2008. Jeff also owned his own car detailing business, Classic Detailing.
Jeff and Pat began dating in 1981 and were married on August 11, 1984. They did not have a perfect marriage as no one does, but it became a quest to be perfected in the Lord in 1992 when they both accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Jeff and Pat excitedly welcomed the birth of their sons Spencer in 1988 and Alex in 1990. Jeff loved his sons and modeled for them his steadfast work ethic daily. He was so proud of each of them. He loved all of his family including his nieces and nephews as his own children. In 2011, there was a robbery. Jeff's heart was stolen by a little girl, Sophia Alayna Vincelette, his first grandchild. Suddenly this man who had never had sisters or daughters was a grandpa of girls. He loved his girls! Sophia and her sister Savannah were the glimmer in his eyes, the smile on his face, the beat of his heart. Jeff was loved by so many and was a friend to all. His family grew to include countless brothers and sisters in Christ at Clinton Bible Fellowship(formerly Church of the Open Door). He served at Clinton Bible Fellowship in many roles but his favorite was a Teen leader for many years. Affectionately known as Mr. V, he gained many sons and daughters in Christ. In recent years he loved being a greeter and usher at church. Most Sundays he was at the entrance with a smile, a handshake and a hug with a greeting of Love You brother(sister).
Jeff is survived by his loving wife and best friend Pat(Patricia Kay Spencer), sons Spencer Alyn and his wife Ashley(Daniel) of LaGrange, OH, and Alexander Jeffrey of Nashville, TN, "daughter" Krystal Colon Vincelette of Bristol, CT, and granddaughters Sophia Alayna, Savannah Grace, and Julia Hope(due August 2018). He is also survived by his mother Barbara Clark Vincelette of Madison, stepmother Jeanette Vincelette of Clinton, mother in law Mildred Spencer of Madison, brothers Robert Leo Vincelette, Jr(Barbara Menzies Vincelette) and Thomas Carl Vincelette, sister in law Nancy Bell Vincelette, all of Clinton, sister in law Deborah Spencer Edwards(Thomas V. Edwards, Jr.) of Doylestown, PA and brother in law Scott Spencer of Madison, CT, stepsiblings James Hull(Carol Hull), Donald Hull, Catherine Stanley Parmelee(Donald Parmalee), Vincelette nephews and nieces Shane(Kimberley), Erik(Jennifer), Troy, Richard(Rebecca), Daniel, Nicole and Melissa, Edwards nephews and niece Thomas III, Patrick, and Caitlin, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and so so many friends and caregivers who became friends.
Jeff was predeceased with great sadness by his father Robert Leo Vincelette in 2016, his brother William Tell Vincelette in 2003, and his father in law Elmer Lee "Skee" Spencer in 2014.
Join us for a celebration of Jeff's life. Calling hours will be held on Saturday July 14th from 4-6pm in the Clinton Bible Fellowship, 70 East Main St., Clinton, CT 06413. 860-669-2155. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, July 15th at 4pm in church, followed by a reception. Donations may be made to the Clinton Bible Fellowship Benevolence Fund in Jeff's honor or by sponsoring a Chemo Tote of Love. Contact the church at 860-669-2155 for information on either. Or buy someone a bottle of water, bottle of Coca Cola or cup of coffee. Tell them it was from Jeff. John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.
Advice from Jeff: 1. Don't touch the car or run your hand along it: you'll scratch the clearcoat. 2. You can never have too many screwdrivers, flashlights, Coca Cola Memorabilia, Vinyl albums, Dunkin Donuts travel mugs. 3. It is what it is. The Lord is over it all. Trust Him and don't sweat the small stuff.
- Calling Hours Saturday, July 14, 2018
- Funeral Service Sunday, July 15, 2018
Jeffrey Alyn Vincelette
July 30, 2018
It was with great sadness that I learned that Jeff had passed away. Jeff and I were both members of a cancer survivor group a few years ago and I am so sorry that he became sick again. What a fine person - generous hearted, funny and able to give real empathy to other people suffering the effects of treatment and worried about their family members and friends. I enjoyed hearing about his love for his family, his work with teenagers and his job at Finast. My sympathies to his family. I feel lucky to have met him.
Lloyd Topping ( Topper )
July 18, 2018
I will always remember Jeff out at Bill's Garage. He was the Greatest & a Wonderful Person. Always had a Smile for you no matter where you met him. You could always tell that Jeff & Billy were brothers - 2 Great & Wonderful Guys - I Loved them both Dearly and will always Miss them. I am So Sorry to hear about Jeff's passing. Pat take care you know that we all Loved him. Topper
July 15, 2018
Going to the races in Loudon New Hampshire will not be the same anymore. We know that you will be there watching over us and the races. You enriched all of our lives and added a lot to our lives. Go Ryan Blaney(21). GET RRRR DONE!!!!
July 14, 2018
Pat and family,
I knew Jeff in High School and it was wonderful seeing him again in the past few years. Jeff was so out going and so friendly to everyone. He will be missed, but will always be here in so many memories. Pat I am here if you need anything. Sending many hugs and love.
July 13, 2018
We will always miss Jeff yelling to us from across the yard " Hi Neighbor".
He was a wonderful person and a great neighbor. Our hearts and thoughts
go out to Pat and the rest of his family.
Edwina and Keith Hansen
July 12, 2018
You and yours are in my prayers and will continue to be.
Jeff is with our Heavenly Father , free of pain and the burdens that came with earthly life.
He is rejoicing with our Savior and our brothers and sisters in Christ who went home before him.
Your in my thoughts,
Your sister in Christ, Lynn