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Julia Kinnas

1920 - 2015 PITTSFIELD Julia Agnes Kinnas 94, formerly of 65 Wahconah Heights, Pittsfield died Sunday, February 8, 2015 at Hillcrest Commons. Born on April 12, 1920 in Shelton, Conn. a daughter of the late Thomas and Amelia Rupinski Baldevics. She attended schools in Pittsfield. Mrs. Kinnas was a spooler and weaver for the former Wyandotte Worsted Company for 25 years and later for Rice's Silk Mill for 10 years where she retired from. She was a communicant of Saint John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church where she had been a member of its women's club. She enjoyed baking and sewing and babysitting for her grandchildren. She was the wife of Thomas Kinnas whom she married September 29, 1940; he died August 23, 1996. She is survived by two sons, Ronald T. Kinnas and his wife, Sandra of Hinsdale, and Thomas R. Kinnas and his wife, Fiona of Hinsdale. A daughter, Jennie A. Blair of Assonet, MA., a sister, Nancy Magda of Derby, Conn. Seven grandchildren, Joseph Blair and wife Kathleen, Michael Blair and wife, Marie, Jeffrey Blair and wife, Michelle, Randall Kinnas and wife, Lisa, Ronald Kinnas, Jr. and wife, Kristie, Bryce Kinnas and wife, Vanessa and Brandon Kinnas and wife, Erin. 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was predeceased by three brothers, Leo, Max and Thomas and by three sisters, Matilda, Zenobia and Elizabeth. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at the DERY FUNERAL HOME, 54 Bradford St. Pittsfield, MA. with the Rev. Fr. Janusz Jedrychowski, pastor of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church officiating. Burial will follow in the family plot at Saint Joseph's Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends at the funeral home on Friday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in care of the funeral home.


Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Feb. 11, 2015
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