November 26, 2018
Vin DiCianni, Founder and President of Affiliated Monitors, Inc. (“AMI”), shared the following:
It is with great sadness that I report the passing of one of AMI’s original founders, Richard Vincent. Dick was a giant in chiropractic medicine. His background as one of the leading chiropractors in the country, an original member of the first Chiropractic Board in Massachusetts, and in his role with the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards (“FCLB”) is legendary.
I knew Dick through the Chiropractic Board and was fortunate to call on him as an expert witness in chiropractic cases. Before AMI was launched, Dick was a source of wisdom and advice for me, weighing in on the potential for monitoring not only chiropractors, but other professionals as well.
Dick enthusiastically joined AMI as a founder and, in those early days, introduced us to many of his network connections in the chiropractic world, including Boards, monitors and the FCLB. When we started as a business, our first cases involved the monitoring of chiropractors, which came to us through Dick’s efforts to promote the concept of independent monitoring.
This is a sad day for us. Dick was a gentleman, a visionary, a leader in the field of chiropractic and one of the first who pushed me to move forward with my idea, leave the practice of law and start the company. I do not think Affiliated Monitors would be where we are as a company today without Dick’s efforts, his encouragement when we struggled to bring work in the door, and his ever-positive support in helping create and promote the company. I am so very grateful to have known Dick and for all he contributed to me as a person and to AMI. He will be greatly missed.”
Below is Dick’s obituary from The Boston Globe:
DR. RICHARD E. VINCENT D.C.
VINCENT, Dr. Richard E., D.C. 89, of Falmouth, MA and previously of Beverly, MA died peacefully at his home on November 19, 2018 surrounded in love by family.
He was the loving husband of Carla (LeMotte) Vincent. Richard was born in Marlboro, MA and lived and practiced in Beverly, MA until moving to Falmouth in 1999. He attended Beverly Public Schools and was a graduate of St. John’s Preparatory High School. He served as a Captain in the first American NATO division of the US Army in Germany during the Korean conflict.
His impact on the Chiropractic profession was immeasurable. He graduated from the Chiropractic Institute of New York in 1950 and practiced most of his life in Beverly. He was appointed to the first Board of Chiropractic Examiners by Governor John A Volpe and served five succeeding Governors from 1966-1984. He also served as Chairman of the Massachusetts Board of Chiropractic Examination and Registration, President of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards and President of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. He was chosen as Chiropractor of the Year by the Massachusetts Chiropractic Society in 1970, was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1986 and received an honorary Doctor of Law degree from the National University of Health Sciences in 2006.
Richard lived his passion with long active dedication to state and community service. He served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the North Shore Community College, Vice Chairman and member of the Governor’s Commission on Mental Retardation for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts serving under five Massachusetts Governors, the Cape Ann Area Board of Mental Retardation and Mental Health, Beverly Rotary Club, Beverly Lions’ Club, Beverly YMCA, as well as the Board of Directors for the Beverly Savings Bank, Beverly Chamber of Commerce and many other civic groups.
In addition to his wife, Carla, Dr. Vincent is survived by his children, John (wife, Jean) of Beverly, Katherine Vincent Harris (husband, Lawrence) of Hamilton, David of Gloucester and Elizabeth of Sandwich and step-daughter, Robin Pelletier of Roslindale. He is survived by 6 grandchildren, Jennifer and Michael Lassins, Courtenay Schunemann, David and Jeffrey Vincent, Xiomara Nunez; and 3 great-grandsons. He is also survived by his sister, Barbara Josselin of Beverly and his brother, Paul Vincent of Falmouth, and many loving nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 12 until 2:30 PM at the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, 584 West Falmouth Highway, WEST FALMOUTH, with a memorial service to follow in the funeral home at 2:30 PM.
Donations may be made in his memory to the charity of your choice.
For online guestbook and directions please visit, www.ccgfuneralhome.com, Chapman, Cole & Gleason FH.
W. Falmouth 508-540-4172
Published in The Boston Globe, Nov. 29, 2018.