Vincent A. Ruel passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 64 years old.
Born in Berlin, N.H., on Oct. 19, 1952, he was the son of Robert and Irene (Latulippe) Ruel. Vince was raised in Berlin and graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1970. He was in the National Guard for six years and was employed as a millwright at the Burgess Mill for 30 years until the mill closed. He then embarked on a new career as a corrections officer for the State of New Hampshire until his retirement.
Vince enjoyed camping with his family, spending time with his sons and spending time at his father-in-law’s camp in Upton. He also enjoyed reading, martial arts and “get-aways” at Bar Harbor. He also picked up the hobby of jewelry making which he shared with all his family.
A special joy in his life was the birth of his granddaughter Olivia. He loved taking trips out to Tennessee to see her as often as he could, which was a highlight in his life.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother-in-law Charles Boucher. He leaves behind his loving wife of 42 years, Elaine (Roy) Ruel of Berlin; two sons, Joseph Ruel and wife Erica of Tennessee, a son Timothy Ruel and fiancé Heather Gibbons of overseas; a granddaughter, Olivia Ruel of Tennessee; two sisters, Janet Laroche and Margaret Boucher; one aunt, Jeanne Ruel; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial and Interment at St. Kieran’s Cemetery will be held at a later date next summer. Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are under the care of Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, Berlin, N.H. To post a tribute, visit www.fleury-patry.com.