PROSPECT — Vincent “Vinny” A Coose, 54, of Prospect passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Sept. 14, 2021.  He was born on April 21, 1967, the son of Eldred and Linda (Kelmel) Coose.

Vinny loved spending time with his family and friends. They meant the world to him. He enjoyed snowmobiling, fishing, hunting, yard sales and Caribbean cruises. A skilled meat cutter, he was employed by Hannaford for more than 30 years. When not at Hannaford, “Vin Man” enjoyed working with his friend Todd on Todd’s lobster boat. Vinny was also a Mason and a Shriner. Always willing to help people in need, Vinny relished the brotherhood and humanitarian mission the Masons represented.

“Vin Man” was loved and cherished by many. He will live on in their stories and fond memories. This man loved life and lived life to the fullest. His sense of humor and giving nature will be sorely missed. We love you, Vinny Coose, and you will always be in our hearts!

He is survived by his loving wife Teresa and son Daniel; his sister Patricia Clement; his father-in-law, who meant a lot to Vinny, Stanley Drinkwater and his wife Barbara; brother-in-law Danny Drinkwater and wife Linda; sister-in-law Gail Dudley and her husband Mike; and sister-in-law Wendy Grover and her husband Andy; and many loving nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25. Masks are required.

Donations may be made in Vinny’s honor to the Shriners Children’s Hospital.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at ripostafh.com.

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