Albert E. Vingoe    -  Thomas Ellis Vingoe IV   

Robert S. VINGOE Bear Mountain, N.Y.   -   RUSSELL VINGOE New Windsor, N.Y.

JOAN LILY HOPE VINGOE   -   Muriel L Smith (nee VINGOE)   -  

Phyllis VINGOE Died 25 July 2008



10 Oct 2007
The Buffalo News 

Albert E. Vingoe, retired Buffalo police detective sergeant

Albert E. Vingoe, who rose to detective sergeant during a 32-year career in the Buffalo Police Department, died Monday in Ridge View Manor Nursing Home. He was 83.

Mr. Vingoe also served in the Homicide Bureau and the Arson Bureau's Bomb Squad. At different times, he was stationed in Precinct 9 and Precinct 7. He retired in 1986. Born in Buffalo, Mr. Vingoe attended South Park High School. He served in the U.S. Navy as a millwright during World War II from 1942 to 1945. He was stationed in the Philippines.

As a struggling young husband and father after the war, Mr. Vingoe worked two jobs. As well as being a police officer, he also worked at the Bethlehem Steel plant in the early 1950s.

In addition to his skills as a welder and electrician, Mr. Vingoe was an amateur musician. He was a drummer in a local jazz band. He also enjoyed woodworking, playing golf and gardening.

Mr. Vingoe was a member of the Buffalo Police Benevolent Association and Harvey D. Morin Post 2940, Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, the former Rita A. Byrne, and two sons, Mark and Albert.

A service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Quinn-Amigone Funeral Home, 192 Abbott Road.

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Thomas Ellis Vingoe IV

08 October 1953" The Cornishman"

Death of Ex Coxswain of Penlee Lifeboat

The Death occurred at the West Cornwall Hospital on Monday of Mr. Thomas Ellis Vingoe of Penwith House, St Peters Hill, Newlyn aged 79. Mr. Vingoe was a well known figure in the village for many years. He owned and skippered his own fishing boat the "Carina" PZ 473, and his knowledge of local fishing grounds, various marks etc. was vast. Particularly in the Mounts Bay area. He retired some years ago.From 1900 onwards he was the Vice Coxswain of Penzance lifeboat and afterwards became Coxswain of Penlee Lifeboat when she was stationed at Newlyn. While in charge at Newlyn Mr. Vingoe was responsible for a particular gallant deed when through his fine seamanship the crew of a three masted Barque, the "Saluto" which was driven ashore in a strong gale in Mounts Bay were all rescued. Mr Vingoe brought his boat close to the wreck and the men were able to jump to safety.For rescuing a young boy from drowning in Newlyn Harbour he was awarded the Royal Humane Society Life Saving Certificate. Mr Vingoe leaves four sons (one in South Africa), and a daughter. His familiar figure will be missed in and around Newlyn, especially on the fish market and pier. The funeral took place Wednesday the 7th of October 1953.

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Robert S. VINGOE Bear Mountain, N.Y.

 Robert S. VINGOE, a retired maintenance worker for Bear Mountain State Park, Bear Mountain, N.Y. and a life-long area resident, died Monday, October 29, 2001 at home. He was 75. The son of the late Samuel and Lulu Trevorah [Trevorrow] Vingoe, he was born June 6, 1926 in Highland Falls. He was a former school bus driver for A. Bosch & Son School Bus Garage, a former employee for Bosch's Taxi and Garage, a member of New Windsor V.F.W. Post, a member of Black Rock Fish & Game Club, former member of Highland Falls Fire Department & Salisbury Mills Fire Company and a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II.

 Survivors include his son, Roy C. VINGOE of Newburgh; his brothers, William VINGOE of Highland Falls and Richard VINGOE of Wallkill; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Irene Bishop Vingoe.


Russel VINGOE New Windsor, N.Y.

Russell Vingoe of New Windsor, a retired mason with the Pa1isades Park Commission at Bear Mountain for 35 years, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at Cornwall Hospital. He was 68. The son of Samuel and Lulu Belle Trevorah Vingoe, he was born June 4, 1939 in Forest of Dean Mine, N.Y.

He was a member of Black Rock Fish & Game Club, Mountainville. Survivors include his wife, Lyversa (Lee) Souppa Vingoe, at home; two sons, James E. Vingoe of  Hamilton, Ind. and Russell J. Vingoe of Jamaica, NY; two daughters, Belinda Pentecost of New Windsor and Irene Vingoe of Newburgh; three brothers, William E. Vingoe 0f Fort Montgomery, Richard Vingoe of Plattekill and Robert Vingoe of Salisbury Mills; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Friends and relatives may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at Quigley Brothers Funeral Home, 337 Hudson St., Cornwall—on—Hudson. Cremation will be in Cedar Hill Crematory, Newburgh. Memorial contributions may be sent to the charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Quigley Brothers Funeral Home Inc., Cornwall-on-Hudson.

THE RECORD, September 18, 2008

Death 12 Sep 2008 

VINGOE, Joan Lilly Hope (nee) Watson - In her 91st year, at Wychwood Park, in Toronto as a result of a stroke, following a determined struggle against pancreatitis. Loving wife of John Frederick Vingoe (deceased 1995). Caring mother of Doug and Grant. Fun-loving grandmother of Sandy, Joanna and Vanessa. Joan was the cherished mother-in-law of Nancy Dobrowolski and Nancy Matsumoto.

Joan was born on Lorraine Road in London, England on March 5, 1918. She came to Canada as a young child with her father, Harry Waldo Watson  and his British bride, Ethel Gertrude. After living on a farm in western Canada, they returned to Toronto where she enjoyed the friendship of her grandfather, the Canadian poet, Dr. Albert Durrant Watson. When World War Two started, she enrolled in nursing school and returned to Britain in a North Atlantic Convoy. There she served as a Canadian Red Cross Nurse volunteer at Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead where she worked in the burns unit. After the war, she and John married and had two sons. They moved to Kitchener-Waterloo and lived on Kingsley Crescent. After the passing of her husband, Joan returned to Toronto and lived in the heart of Toronto where she made new friends while keeping the old. Despite increasingly painful arthritis she continued to explore her neighbourhood and enjoy life to the fullest. Her friendship and empathy were an inspiration to everyone who knew her until the end when she left this world with dignity and grace. On Friday, September 19, 2008, at 10 a.m. the family will welcome relatives and friends in the vestibule of The Church of St. John the Evangelist, 23 Water Street North, Kitchener. The service will follow at the church on Friday at 11 a.m. with Canon C. Pratt to officiate. Private family interment. A reception is to be arranged. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Sunnybrook Foundation, 2075 Bayview Avenue, H332, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5 for the benefit of the Ross Tilley Burn Centre or to a charity of your choice.

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died 07Jan 2009 Muriel L Smith (nee VINGOE)

HIGHLAND - Muriel L. Smith, 94, a long-time Hyde Park and Poughkeepsie resident, died Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at Wingate at Ulster in Highland. Born in Ringwood, New Jersey on 13 June, 1914, she was the daughter of the late John and Edith Scofield Vingoe. After raising a family, Muriel worked at Gladmore Cleaners in Poughkeepsie until her retirement in 1976.

Muriel always made family a high priority and will be dearly missed. Survivors include:                                                                                                       dau Muriel E. Hadden of Hyde Park;                                                                                                                                                                                         son, Carl G. Smith Jr. and wife, Ann, of Hyde Park;                                                                                                                                                                son, Robert A. Smith and wife, Janice, of Rhinebeck;                                                                                                                                                              son-in-law, Robert N. Baker of Highland;

nine grandchildren:                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Linda S. Chocianowski and husband, Paul, of Punta Gorda, FL                                                                                                                                              Carl G. Smith III of Leland, MS                                                                                                                                                                                             Daniel J. Smith of Hyde Park, Kimberly A.                                                                                                                                                                                     A. Trahan and husband, Robert, of Poughkeepsie,                                                                                                                                                                 Rebekah L. Smith of Rhinebeck,                                                                                                                                                                                          Heather L. Bragg and husband, Benjamin, of Mt. Pleasant, SC                                                                                                                                 Christopher R. Baker and wife, Jennifer, of Wappingers Falls                                                                                                                                         Amanda M. Baker of Mt. Pleasant, SC                                                                                                                                                                                     James Baker and wife, Erin of Highland

also six great grandchildren:                                                                                                                                                                                                          Joseph Smith, Jillian and Robert Trahan, Ashley and Jordan Bragg, and Travis Baker, and several nieces and nephews.                                                   In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a daughter, Deborah J. Baker; a son-in-law, Frank Haden; a granddaughter, Christina Muller; three sisters, Dorothy Smith, Eleanor Germinaro, and Ruth Eckert; a brother, William Vingoe; and her former husband, Carl G. Smith.

In keeping with her wishes, there will be no calling hours and cremation will take place at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to American Stroke Association. Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet’s Funeral Home, Inc., Rte. 9, Hyde Park. To send Muriel’s family a condolence, please visit www.sweetsfuneralhome.com.


Phyllis VINGOE:  Died 25th July 2008, North Bay, Nugget, Ontario

VINGOE, Phyllis -passed away peacefully on July 25, 2008. Phyllis was born to Lottie and Duncan McLachlan, a pair of hard working Scots, in North Bay, Ontario on April 24, 1923. Her sister, Myrtle Carr, and brother, Morris McLachlan, still live in North Bay. Phyllis was an excellent student and she graduated from high school at the age of 15. Although she did not have the opportunity to continue her formal" education, Phyllis believed that one should never stop learning. She be a voracious reader all of her life. Phyllis worked for the CPR in North Bay as a stenographer. It was here that she met Ted McCurry, whom she married in 1952. They moved to Rothsay, New Brunswick, then to Toronto and finally to Galt, Ontario.

After Ted died in 1978, Phyllis met and married Jack Vingoe and moved to Etobicoke. Jack died in 1981. Phyllis was a strong woman who believed in the power of positive thinking. She lived independently in Etobicoke for many years. People would meet Phyllis once and remember her as that tall, elegant woman". Phyllis loved to share her passions for ballet, literature, symphony, theatre, travel, bridge and golf with her wide circle of friends. But she was most special to her grandchildren Erin and Blair, of whom she was so proud, her daughter Margot McCurry and son-in-law, Allan Antcliffe. We will miss her greatly. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Ballet of Canada or a charity of your choice. A celebration of Phyllis' life will be held at St. George's Golf & Country Club on Wednesday, July 30 at 2pm.