MILLINOCKET – Vincent “Vinnie” Staples, 57, died May 8, 2008, after a brief illness at a Presque Isle rehabilitation center. Vinnie was born April 9, 1951, in Dover N.H., the son of Chester and Margaret Staples. He was employed for more than 30 years at Millinocket and East Millinocket paper mills and was a master journeyman electrician before his retirement in 2006. Vinnie graduated from Northern Maine Vocational Technical Institute, Presque Isle, with an electronics degree. In recent years he enjoyed photography and working around his home. He always enjoyed a good game of pool with friends and family. He is survived by his sons, Joshua and Vinnie Dale of Westbrook; Eileen, the mother of his children; a granddaughter, Anna Marie Elizabeth of Bar Harbor; his mother, Margaret of Brooklin; and two brothers, Chester and his wife, Victoria, of Brooklin and Paul of Millinocket. He was predeceased by his father, Chester. There will be a gathering of friends and family 1 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at 83 New Jersey St., Millinocket.