Simone J. Vincens, 99

December 17, 2021

Simone J Vincens, 99, of Lancaster, PA formerly of Paris, France, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, December 17, 2021. Born in Paris, she was the daughter of the late Andree (Chastang) and Jean Vincens. She is survived by her nieces Nicole Platel of Paris, France and Marie Jeanne Bouyer of Montelimar, France.

After obtaining a PhD in French literature from the University of Colorado in Boulder, she taught at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA and was a Professor of French at Millersville University from 1970 – 1991.

She was an accredited author and published Madame Montour et Son Temps (Quebec Amérique , 1979), translated in English as Madame Montour and the Fur Trade (1667 -1752) in 2011 and Les Indomptés (Hébert Publications, 1990.)

In her later years she relied on her close friends, Jacqueline Long, David and Marie Zubatsky, Louis Aucoin and Anthony Demko. She was especially blessed to have Constance Olwande by her side for the last three years of her life.

Simone was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 119 Prince St., Lancaster, PA 17603 where a memorial mass will be held at 11:00 AM on January 8, 2022. Inurnment will follow at St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery, Bausman, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cross Catholic Outreach, P.O. Box 97168, Washington, D.C., 20090.

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January 17, 2022

You will forever be in my thoughts and in my heart… 
I miss you and love you so much Simone,
Love god daugther, Lefkothea 

January 02, 2022

Sending my sympathy to friends of Dr Vincens. Many years ago when I was a student at MSC I would ride the bus from the college into Lancaster with her. We chatted every week as we made that trip. I often wondered over the years what became of her and just happened to see the obituary this morning. She was such a nice lady and so sorry to find out about her in this way. Looks like she had a long life and friends to help her. May she Rest In Peace. FYI…. I was 20 then and she was much younger. It was actually 50 years ago. 

Saturday, January 08, 2022
11:00 AM
St. Mary’s Catholic Church
119 Prince St.
Lancaster, PA
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