Kathleen Leone Kinney

13 years ago

    Kinney, Kathleen L., 70, January 24, 2011.  Services to be held in Danforth in the spring, and interment will be in the Eaton Cemetery.
PT Kathleen Kinney    DANFORTH and NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – Kathleen Leone Kinney, 70, passed away peacefully Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, surrounded by her family and close friends at her home in Florida. Kathleen was born in Eaton, daughter of William and Lorna Gray.
    She was a graduate of East Grand School, where she met her husband, Harry Lloyd Kinney. She became a hairdresser, owning and operating her own salon, “Hairy’s”, for more than 25 years. She visited Florida in the early 1980s, and with her husband, built a home in 1989. She was an esteemed loyal knight of Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 1557, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., where she and Harry loved dancing the jitterbug to Glenn Miller’s “In the Mood.” She was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution and also volunteered at Bert Fish Medical Center. Kathleen loved cruising the Caribbean, going to the dog track, and cheering on her favorite teams: the Celtics, the Patriots and her all-time favorite – the East Grand Vikings. She enjoyed living in Florida, relaxing at the beach, playing card games with friends and vacationing in Maine.
    Kathleen’s passion was her family. She loved cookouts at her camp on East Grand Lake. Her favorite saying was, “I love you to the moon and back,” to which the grandchildren always responded, “We love you more.” Kathleen loved to tell jokes and was a fabulous storyteller.
    Kathleen is survived by her husband of 53 years, Harry, who will treasure her memory as the love of his life. She was a devoted mother to her children, Loree Ross and her husband, Earl, of Danforth, her daughter, Tammy Schroeder and her husband, Shane, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., and her son, Michael Kinney and his wife, Kristen, of Danforth; grandchildren, Andrew, Brandan, Zachary, Kelsey, Nicholas and Ian; great-grandson, Ashton; brothers and sisters, nieces, nephews and cousins.
    She was predeceased by her parents, William and Lorna Gray; and a brother.
    Services will be held in Danforth in the spring, when the lilacs she loved so much are in bloom. Interment will be held at Eaton Cemetery, Eaton.