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Rachael B. Kinney

1923-2013 Mrs. Rachael B. Kinney, 90, widow of Francis M. Kinney, a longtime resident of Bennington died Wednesday May 29, 2013 at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation surrounded by her family.

Rachael was born in Bennington, VT February 3, 1923. She was the daughter of the late Wilfred and Elise (Heppelle) Bourgeois. She received her early education in Bennington and in 1945 graduated from the Fanny Allen School of Nursing in Colchester, VT .

She married Francis M. Kinney at Sacred Heart Church in Bennington on February 18, 1947. Mr. Kinney died February 11, 1956.

Mrs. Kinney was employed for twenty six years by the Bennington School District as a school nurse. She was a member of the Bennington County Nurses Association, the Vermont State School Nurse Association and a member of the Vermont State Retired Teachers Association. Rachael was also a member of Sacred Heart Saint Francis de Sales Church and was a member of St. Anne's Society at the church.

Her home and family , especially her grandchildren were her main interests.

Survivors include a son, Patrick M. Kinney (Debora) of Bennington, two daughters, Eileen Plunkett (Robert) and Anna Swierad (Kenneth) all of Bennington; Seven grandchildren, Patrick and Timothy Kinney, Matthew and Robert Plunkett Jr., Brian and Todd Steinhoff and Katherine Swierad; ten great-grandchildren; three sisters, Cecile Short, Joan Dorman and Marie Langevin all of Bennington, two brothers, Joseph Bourgeois (Connie) of Bennington and Donald Bourgeois (Anita) of Leland, North Carolina; Many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and cousins. She was pre-deceased by five sisters and a brother, Claire E. Smith, Yvonne Brunet, Helen Lampron, Eleanore Cahill, Doris M. Bourgeois and Roosevelt Bourgeois.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Friends may call at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Monday June 3, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The funeral will be held from the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Monday June 3, at 11:30 a.m with a prayer and then from Sacred Heart Saint Francis de Sales Church at noon where the Liturgy of Christian Death and Burial will be offered.

The burial will take place in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery.

If friends desire contributions in memory of Mrs. Kinney may be made to either the Cystic Fibrosis Association or Sacred Heart School through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201. Guest book condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net



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Published in Bennington Banner from May 31 to June 1, 2013
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