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SUNDERLAND -- Edwin C. “Eb” Kinney, 78, of Sunderland, passed away at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center on May 4, 2007.

Eb was born in Manchester, the son of Charles and Florence Kinney. After graduating from Burr and Burton Seminary he joined the Navy and served aboard the Richard E. Krause Destroyer during the Korean War. He married Marilyn Barnes, his loving wife of 52 years, in Brockton, Mass., on April 16, 1955. He and Marilyn resided in Dorset for 43 years where they raised their family. Eb was employed by R.K. Miles for 33 years. Following his retirement, he operated his own field mowing business putting many miles on his John Deere. Eb was an avid hunter, outdoorsman and sugarmaker.

Eb was a member of the Manchester Volunteer Fire Department from 1952-58. He was the Dorset Scoutmaster for 16 years and received the Silver Beaver Award, Scoutmaster’s highest honor. He was one of the original members of the Dorset Zoning Board and a member of the American Legion and VFW.

He was predeceased by his parents and sisters, Kathleen Guyette and Phyllis Booth. He is survived by his wife Marilyn; his daughter Lynda of West Redding, Conn.; his son Eb Jr. and his wife Gene Ann of Brownsville; daughter Kasi of Lahaina, Hawaii; grandchildren Ebby III, Audrey and Kaleigh, special nephew Dan Nardi of Rupert, and his wife Jean and children D.J., Kendra and Tina; cousin Hilda “Honey” Fish and family of Rutland; nieces Cheryl Stillson and family of Manchester; and Melissa Klick and family of Sunderland; and many other nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Zion Episcopal Church in Manchester Center on Thursday, May 10 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dorset Nursing Association or the Manchester or Arlington Rescue Squad in care of Brewster Funeral Service PO Box 885 Manchester, VT 05255. To send personal e-mail condolences to the family please visit http://www.sheafuneral homes.com
Published in Bennington Banner on May 8, 2007
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