Vincent Hall, OFM
1885 – 1956
Br. Vincent Hall, OFM, was born on July 21, 1885 in Derby, Conn. After graduating from high school, he worked at the Gilbert Clock Company in Winsted, Conn. At age 47, he entered the Roman Catholic Church and became acquainted with the friars. He was received into the novitiate at St. Bonaventure Friary, Paterson, N.J., in 1936, professing temporary vows one year later. He made his solemn profession in 1942.
Br. Vincent worked in Winsted as a cook for five years. He loved his hometown, and the Winsted Chronicle was his second “bible.” He served as cook in East Rutherford, N.J., for eight years and Brookline, Mass., for eight years. Br. Vincent found great joy in his work and had a passion for cleanliness in his kitchen. He was described by his confreres as a “mild-mannered, soft-spoken gentleman, always young at heart.”
He died on April 19, 1956 in the Mother Schervier Home in the Bronx, N.Y. Br. Vincent was 70 years old, a professed friar for 18 years.