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R. Joseph Kinnie

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DORSET -- R. Joseph (Joe) Kinnie, 76, a lifelong resident of Dorset, died suddenly at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington on Tuesday, Sept. 23. He was born in Dorset July 19, 1927 the son of Robert and Beatrice (McWain) Kinnie. He attended Burr & Burton Seminary in Manchester.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during W.W. II. Joe worked on his family dairy farm for most of his life. He loved his animals and the satisfaction of working his land. He married Janice (Matson Stone) Kinnie on the Malcolm farm on April 29, 1972. In his free time, Joe enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Manchester American Legion. He loved the sport of bowling and belonged to three leagues. He was able to bowl up to his final days. Joe will be remembered as a good friend and neighbor to all.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his brother, Gorden B. Kinnie of Monks Corner, S.C.; a sister, Hilda Hazelton of Dorset; also many nieces and nephews.

A public graveside service will be held for Joe on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2 p.m. in the family lot in Maple Hill Cemetery in Dorset. The Rev. Dr. James Hopkins Grey, pastor of the United Church of Dorset and East Rupert, will officiate. Memorial gifts might be made in his memory to the Manchester Rescue Squad C/O Brewster Funeral Service, P.O. Box 885, Manchester, VT 05255.
Published in Bennington Banner on Sept. 25, 2003
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