It is with great regret that we announce the passing of longtime SEMARA member William L. Vincent, W1POW of Dartmouth.  Bill passed away at home on Sunday, December 31, 2017 surrounded by his family at age 92.  He was a ham radio operator since 1992; originally assigned the call sign N1LTY before getting his vanity call sign W1POW which reflected his past.

Mr. Vincent was held as a German Prisoner of War (POW) for eight months during World War II while serving in the European Theater.  During that war, he attained the rank of Private First Class.  Besides ham radio, Bill was also a member of the American Legion, the Rod & Gun Club and he worked for Nabisco as a delivery man until his retirement.  He leaves behind his loving wife of 61 years, Gloria M. (Botelho) Vincent.

Please share your thoughts and memories of Bill using the “Comments” link at the top of this story.  We send our sympathy to Gloria and his family for their loss.  May he rest in peace.

Thank you for your service, sir.


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  1. Obituary for William L. Vincent

    DARTMOUTH- William L. Vincent, 92, of So. Dartmouth, died Sunday, December 31, 2017 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Gloria M. (Botelho) Vincent with whom he shared 61 years of marriage and son of the late Manuel L. and Mary (Santos) Vincent.

    Mr. Vincent was born in Dartmouth, was a lifelong resident and a parishioner of St. Mary Church in So. Dartmouth.
    He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II attaining the rank of Private First Class. While serving in the European Theater, he was held as a German prisoner of war for 8 months.

    Mr. Vincent was employed as a delivery man for Nabisco until his retirement.

    He was a member of the American Legion, Rod & Gun Club and was an amateur radio enthusiast.

    His family includes his wife, Gloria M. (Botelho) Vincent of So. Dartmouth; 1 son, Gary W. Vincent of Livermore, California; 1 daughter, Karen A. Vincent and her husband, Michael D. Travisano of Carlisle, Massachusetts; 2 grandchildren, Katherine and Matthew.

    Visiting hours in the funeral home Wednesday evening 5:00-7:00. His funeral will be Thursday morning 7:45 at the funeral home with a Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated in St. Mary Church, So. Dartmouth at 9:00. Interment with military honors in South Dartmouth Cemetery.

    Funeral arrangements entrusted to AUBERTINE-LOPES FUNERAL HOME, 129 Allen St., New Bedford.

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