Vincent J. Golden, 72, of Putnam Valley, and formerly of Cold Spring, died on May 11 at the VA Castle Point Hospital in Wappingers Falls.
Vincent was born Sept. 15, 1947, in Peekskill, to Philip and Gladys (Lewis) Golden. After graduating from Hendrick Hudson High School in 1966, he was drafted in 1969 into the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam. In 1970, he was awarded a Silver Star, and he also received the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Vietnam Veterans of America.
After returning to his hometown of Verplanck following his military service, he worked in the family business, Golden’s Tree Service, and later resided in Cold Spring.
Besides his wife, Mary Jane Patterson, he is survived by his daughters, Patti Downey (Dan) of New City, and Debbi Golden of Wappingers Falls; his grandchildren; Danny, Sally, Michael, Zoe, Zachary and Mikila; and a sister-in-law, Judy Golden of Verplanck.