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Francis Vincent Aubertine

January 11, 2021

Francis Vincent AubertineFrancis Vincent Aubertine, loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather died peacefully Monday January 11, 2021 of Covid complications. Known to his family and friends as "Vinnie" or "Vint" he was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County, NY.

He was born June 15, 1936 in Theresa, NY to Walton and Genevieve Delaney Aubertine. Anyone, who had the pleasure of meeting Vinnie, remembers his kind soul and infectious smile. Growing up on the family farm in Cape Vincent, NY, it was there Vinnie's love of family, animals and nature began. Vinnie attended Cape Vincent school system and graduated from High School in 1954. After graduating High School, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and entered into the Korean War. Upon his honorable discharge, Vinnie attended Cornell University and married his first wife Sally Ann Mason in 1958. After Sally’s death, he met Brenda Hyde and together they built a lifelong marriage of 53 years, working side by side with one another at their family farm in Clayton, NY. One of his greatest enjoyments was his family. Besides, working as a full time dairy farmer, he was a school bus driver for over 27 years. In his retirement, Brenda and Vinnie enjoyed their winters in Winter Haven, FL where they met a new contingent of lifelong friends.

Along with his wife Brenda, Vinnie is survived by his seven children; Jacquelyn Marie (Michael) Hyland, Cos Cob, Ct, Kevin Francis (Jane) Aubertine, Ontario, NY, Lori Ann (Donald) D’Amico, Pittsford, NY, Dale Patrick (Ginger) Aubertine, Monroe, NC, Carey Jean (George) McConnell, Keith Alan (Tracy) Aubertine, and Vincent Charles Aubertine all of Clayton, NY; 14 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; four siblings, Joan (Paul) Davis, Churchville, NY, Jerry (Beverly) Aubertine, Cape Vincent, NY, Ellen (Gary) Wood, Clayton, NY, and Terry (Linda) Aubertine, Cape Vincent, NY; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Besides his parents, Vinnie was predeceased by his son, Dean Francis Aubertine; three brothers, Walton, Paul, and Donald Aubertine; and three sisters, Marion Snyder, Beverly Galaydick, and Jean Aubertine.

His funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 11am at St. Vincent of Paul Church, Cape Vincent, NY. Burial will be in the spring in St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery, Rosiere, NY. Masks and social distancing required for attendance at all services. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc. Clayton, NY and online condolences to his family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in Vinnie’s name may be made to St Jude's Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.


#18 Juliane Aubertine 2021-01-20 22:16
I'm so sorry to hear of Uncle Vinnie's passing. My prayers are with you during these difficult days ahead.
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#17 Wanda Phelps 2021-01-19 11:53
Our prayers to all of you at this very sad time. Uncle Vinnie was very special to me and I loved that I got to ride his bus everyday!! I don't ever remember him getting upset with any of those unruly kids on the bus lol. Always a smile on his face - loved that. It was a true honor to call him my Uncle. He will be missed by many.
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#16 Pam Massia 2021-01-16 09:03
So sorry to hear about Vinnie. May all your memories help all of you through this most difficult time.
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#15 Ann Ada Rexford 2021-01-15 15:24
I am so sorry so to learn of Vinnie's passing. Jacquie many years have passed but I still remember times when I stayed overnight. And there's the mysterious birhday card that was sent to me for many years till Vinnie revealed himself. My thoughts are with you all.
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#14 Bill & Debbie Dermad 2021-01-15 11:18
We offer deepest sympathy to Brenda and her family. Vinnie was a wonderful person. He was always there to make you laugh and inspired his children to do their very best. The many times we would see Brenda and him working diligently at the store and then going home to work the farm showed others what is what like to be a hard worker and always think of family first. Our memories of Sand Bay will always have us thinking about the good times full of conversation with Vinnie.
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#13 Patti Constance 2021-01-14 23:45
I’d like to leave my deepest condolences to Vinnies family. I have the fondest memories of Vinnie as my sweet bus driver for many years. May he Rest In Peace.
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#12 Katherine & Sandy 2021-01-14 23:11
We are so saddened to hear of the loss of Vinnie, My memories are also of Vinnie driving, either on the bus where he could find the best bumps or on the tractor with his grandson beside him. We will always remember him as a good and decent farmer who truly appreciated the land. Our thoughts are with the entire family.
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#11 Marc & Sally Switzer 2021-01-14 20:51
Our thoughts are with Vinnie’s family at this sad time. He was such a nice person. He sure left an impression on people. Many students have fond memories of him. He will be sadly missed.
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#10 Olivia Westcott 2021-01-14 16:26
I am so sorry to hear of Vinnie's passing. He was the best bus driver. He was caring, compassionate, and always put our safety first. And Vinnie ALWAYS had a smile. My condolences to the Aubertine family
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#9 Larry and Donna 2021-01-14 15:36
We are so sorry to hear of Vinnie's passing. We have so many fond memories with Vinnie, bus rodeos in Albany and accompanying the 1993 Senior Class on their Senior trip to Florida. His warm smile and sunny personality will be greatly missed. Prayers to all the family during this sorrowful time.
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