Vincent Joseph T, 10/30/1928–10/13/2008

Dan’s dad died Monday, a few days shy of his 80th birthday and 58th wedding anniversary.  The oldest of five children, he went on to have 5 children, of which Dan is the oldest of 2 boys.  Dad converted an old carriage house into a large family home outside of New York city, where he and Mom raised their family.  Later Dad converted a sugar house in the Catskills into the home he and Mom retired to, which the family called the Sugar Camp.  From there, he and Mom had a wonderful view of the mountains, and he was buried on a clear October day at the foot of one of the mountains he so loved to gaze upon.

It was a sad week, but a good one, with most of the extended family gathered to share memories and tell stories.  I met Dad’s youngest sibling, Dan’s Aunt Janet, up from Texas, and chatted with cousins I had met only briefly before.  We cried, we laughed, we ate, we talked, we said goodbye to a kind and generous spirit.

Dan and I were able to leave Henbogle behind only because of our dear and generous friends Ron, Mark, Bill, Michelle, Karen, and Bill.  They all made sure we left well fed, with no worries for cats or chickens or overflowing mailboxes.  We are so very fortunate.  Thanks so much dear friends!

7 Responses to “Vincent Joseph T, 10/30/1928–10/13/2008”

  1. Robin Says:

    He was obviously well loved and lived a wonderful life, and for that he was blessed. I’m sorry for your loss.

  2. Carlita Says:

    I’m so sorry to hear this. My condolences to both of you.

  3. Lona Says:

    So sorry for your loss. He will always be there just a memory away.

  4. weekendfarmer Says:

    I am really sorry to hear this. It sounds like he had an amazing life with great purpose. I hope time and memories will heal the pain. Take care –

  5. nancybond Says:

    I, too, am very sorry for your loss.

  6. puciatka Says:

    What a lovely sentiment. Thanks to the friends who made the journey a little less worrisome for Dan and Ali. Gratefully – Dan’s sister, Kathy

  7. Chris Says:

    Sincerest condolences to you and your family.

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