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Carol M. Kinlin Carol M. Kinlin MILLIS Carol M. (Austin) Gatie Kinlin, age 70, a former longtime resident of Norfolk, died on Sunday evening, Jan. 10, 2010, at her Millis home. Born in Franklin, Dec. 19, 1939, she was a daughter of the late Harold F. and Agnes M. (Woodman) Austin. She was educated with the Franklin High School Class of 1957, and later married Lawrence J. Gatie. The couple had lived in San Diego, Calif., and Boston while he was in the service. They later settled in Norfolk. Carol enjoyed a long career as a line technician with New England Telephone under its various nomenclatures. She had been a member of the Amvets Post 495 Ladies Auxiliary in Millis and the Franklin Lodge of Elks Post 2136. Carol was happiest when spending time with her grandchildren and also liked playing golf, shuffleboard, cribbage, and pitch. Beloved wife of Robert P. Kinlin from the time of their marriage in 1980 until his death in 1993, she is survived by two daughters, Donna L. Roche and husband, Tom, of Millis and Ann Marie Keyser and husband, Bill, of Norfolk; two sons, Lawrence J. Gatie Jr. of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Brian P. Gatie of Millis; 12 grandchildren, Daryll, Stephen, Brad, Ryan, Scott, Tommy, BJ, Wesley, Brendon, Michelle, Dina and Nicole Rose; and three great-grandchildren, Tessa, Tristan and Taylor. She was predeceased by a son, Thomas H. Gatie; two brothers, Joseph and Donald Austin; and two sisters, Lois Wilson and Betty Williams. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Jude Church, 86 Main St., Norfolk, on Friday, Jan. 15, at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Norfolk Cemetery. Visiting hours were at the Roberts-Mitchell Funeral Home, 90 Curve St., Millis, on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, 4-7 p.m. If desired, donations may be made in Carol's memory to the Breast Cancer Research Fund, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, Brookline, MA 02445. For online guestbook, obituary, directions and additional information, see www.robertsmitchell.com.

Published in The Country Gazette from Jan. 12 to Jan. 19, 2010
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