Vincent T. Frank passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 surrounded by his wife and daughter. He was loved dearly by his wife of 61 years, his four children, three grandchildren, newborn great-grandson, siblings, and nieces and nephews.
Vincent was born in New York City to Mary & John Frank and was one of five children. As a young boy, he worked as a bell hop at the St. Moritz Hotel while attending high school to help support his family. After graduating high school, he entered the Marine Corps during World War II and was deployed to the Pacific Theatre where he served his country honorably. He revered the Marine Corps and was a great supporter of military service members for the rest of his life.
After the war, Vincent became a police officer in Jersey City and married Helen Frank (nee Franco), with whom he had four children. Through the GI Bill, he matriculated at Rutgers University School of Law, which he attended while serving full-time on the police force. He was known to study for law exams under street lights while working night patrols. Following graduation he continued his service as a police officer, started his own law practice and later worked as an attorney for the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.
Vincent retired from the police department after 32 years of service, but continued his law practice until the age of 90. In retirement Vincent enjoyed the company of his wife and family.
Vincent was a faithful parishioner of the Church of the Presentation where he attended Mass each Sunday with his daughter.
Vincent was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Throughout his life he dedicated his time to helping others in any way he could. He is remembered for his generosity and his selflessness as a provider for his family and protector of his country.
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