Mrs. Hazel M. Jackson Vincent, 90, wife of the late Edward W. Vincent Sr., died May 16 at the Martha's Vineyard Hospital. Mrs. Vincent was born on May 21, 1911 in Edgartown. She was the daughter of the late Capt. Robert L. Jackson Sr., and his wife, Annie M. Redding Jackson. Mrs. Vincent's father was one of the best known Edgartown fishermen, captaining a number of deepwater vessels including the Progress (destroyed by a German submarine on the fishing grounds during World War I), the Liberty and the Hazel M. Jackson, named after his daughter.
Mrs. Vincent, who was graduated with honors in 1929 from the Edgartown High School, was active during her school years in sports (track and basketball), having been elected the first girl captain of the Edgartown High School track team in 1927. She later graduated from Hudson College in Maine.
She and Edward W. Vincent Sr. were married on August 24, 1935 in Wollaston and resided in Edgartown for their entire lives. Her late husband was a prominent Edgartown businessman who served on many Edgartown town boards, including as selectman, and owned and operated the Edgartown Drug Store for many years until his retirement.
She is survived by her son, attorney Edward W. Vincent Jr. of Edgartown and his wife, Melissa Norton Vincent; four granddaughters, Eve L. Vincent, Katherine Hazel Vincent, Stephanie M. Vincent and Sarah V. Vincent; two step-grandsons, Taylor A. Eppers and Chase N. Eppers, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A graveside service was held in the Old Westside Cemetery in Edgartown on Tuesday, May 21, officiated by the Rev. Kenneth Campbell. Donations may be made in her memory to the Martha's Vineyard Historical Society. Arrangements are by the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home in Oak Bluffs.