Barbara Rose Vincent A life well lived Born and raised in Brooklyn New York, the youngest of 4 siblings, Barbara often said her parents told her she was left on their stoop or doorstep. The reason being, she was unique and very different from the rest of her family. She had desires and dreams and an appetite for adventure – she was independent thinker, determined and…. didn’t seek approval or permission. But it wasn’t until her family relocated to South Florida that she realized she could achieve those dreams, and she did. She wanted an education, lots of friends and the ability to travel and meet new people. She wanted to be a good Catholic and live a purposeful life. She wanted to fall in love, get married, have a family and own a home of their own. She wanted a career where she could help people and in particular, children. She wanted to take family vacations and be actively engaged in her children’s lives. And she was. Always on the go, and ready for a challenge whether that be learning a new skill, an exercise routine, bowling, coaching softball, being a PTA member, leading girl scouts, or volunteering at St. David’s Hope Outreach Center, Barbara never met a stranger. She opened her heart and our home to people so that they wouldn’t be alone. That included adopting extended family and friends and including them in every celebration, family gathering and holiday. Her family gatherings and parties were epic. But the role she loved most and was most proud of was being a Grandmother, Great-Grandmother and Nana to Anthony, Erica, Andrew, Danielle, Taylor, Brian, Dylan, Preston, Maverick and Jagger. She attended every baseball game, dance recital, school celebration and graduation. When the kids got accepted to their university of choice, she’d rush over, pick them up and go shopping to outfit them and herself with university gear. Everything from license plates, hoodies, sweatshirts, and stuffed animals so that they represented their next chapter. As a fiercely independent women, her family took care to support and assist Barbara through the last stages of her life. She was intentional, planned everything and documented her wishes. It was her last gift she provided her family. Barbara is survived by her children Sandra & Michael Winch, Theresa & John Matonti, Michael & Jennifer Vincent, her grandchildren, Anthony & Robyn Matonti, Erica & Christopher Randazzo, Andrew Vincent, Danielle & Jeremy Black, Taylor Winch, Brian Vincent, Dylan Winch, her great-grandchildren, Preston Black, Maverick Matonti and Jagger Matonti. The following is from an unknown author that Barbara Rose Vincent’s family would like to share: Gone From Us Gone from us your smiling face, Your cheerful pleasant ways, Your heart that won so many friends, In bygone, happy days. A life made beautiful by kindly deeds, A helping hand for others’ needs. To a beautiful life, Comes a happy end, She died as she lived, Everyone’s friend. Arrangements by T.M .Ralph Plantation Funeral Home.