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Clinton Kenneth Kinney

January 10, 1932 August 7, 2019
Clinton Kenneth Kinney
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Obituary for Clinton Kenneth Kinney

Clinton K. Kinney of Gardiner passed away August 7, 2019, he was 87 years old. Clinton was born in Searsport, Maine on January 10, 1932, to Kenneth C. and Alice M. (Gray) Kinney. Clinton attended local schools and went on to study Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement at the University of Maine Augusta graduating with an Associates Degree. He was a member of the Maine Army National Guard from 1948 until 1961 when he transitioned to the Maine Air National Guard where he remained until ending this service in 1980.
In the 1960's, Clinton worked for Truitt Bros., the Waldo County Sheriffs Department, the Belfast Fire Department, Waldo County Superior Court and the Belfast Police Department. He began working for the Gardiner Police Department in 1969 where he continued his career in law enforcement until his retirement in 1990. Clinton belonged to the Maine Trail Riders Association and American Legion Post 132. He also enjoyed horseback riding, square dancing, traveling with his wife and spending time with his family. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be deeply missed.
In addition to his parents, Clinton was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Margaret (Towers) Kinney, and two brothers, Max and Albert Kinney.
Clinton is survived by his children, Stephen Kinney and wife Becky of Virginia, Keith Kinney and wife Shari of Bridgton, Cathy Doyle and husband Leon of Chelsea, Gary Kinney and his wife Maggie of Dexter, Dale Kinney and wife Nancy of Skowhegan; one brother, David Kinney and wife Doris; nine grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Heartfelt thanks to the staff at Augusta Rehab for the care and attention they gave to Clinton.
The family invites you to share your memories of and pay your last respects to Clinton from 2pm to 3pm on Friday, August 16, 2019 at Riposta Funeral Home 182 Waldo Avenue, Belfast, Maine. A graveside prayer service will immediately follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Searsport, Maine with Rev. Gary Drinkwater officiating where Clinton will be laid to rest with the urn of his beloved wife in his arms.


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Visitation

Friday

16

Aug

2:00 PM 8/16/2019 2:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 8/16/2019 3:00:00 PM
Riposta Funeral Home

182 Waldo Avenue
Belfast, ME 04915

Riposta Funeral Home
182 Waldo Avenue Belfast 04915 ME
United States

Graveside

Friday

16

Aug

3:30 PM 8/16/2019 3:30:00 PM
Mount Hope Cemetery

Back Searsport Road
Searsport, maine 04915

Mount Hope Cemetery
Back Searsport Road Searsport 04915 maine
United States
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