Nellie's Story

PRESQUE ISLE - Nellie Rosalie Kinney, 83, died Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at the Aroostook Medical Center in Presque Isle, with loved ones by her side. She was born March 26, 1932, in Nortondale, Canada, the daughter of late Beatrice and Phillip Grant.

Nellie was a 38 year member of the Rebekah Lodge, which she enjoyed. She was a great Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother. Family was the one thing she always enjoyed spending her quality time with.

Nellie was predeceased by her parents: Beatrice and Phillip Grant, her husband, Emery Kinney Sr, in 2012 and a Son, Sherdon Trecartin in 1978, several brothers and sisters. She is survived by one sister, Iris Thornton, of Ontario. Nellie is survived by her daughters, Reta Bailey and her companion Jim Wills of Jackson, New Jersey, a daughter Sherry and Dale Hafford of Presque Isle, a son, Emery James Kinney Jr. of Mapleton. She also leaves behind 6 grandchildren: Heather and Robert Hughes of New Mexico, Stacey and Scot Robinson, of Presque Isle, David Hafford of Presque Isle, Ricky and Elizabeth Kinney of Portland, Jesse Gagnon of Florida and James Kinney of Presque Isle; 3 great-grandchildren, Tyler Hughes of New Mexico, Carter and Eli Kinney of Portland.

Nellie will be sadly missed by all who loved and knew her. She will always be remembered by a special Son-in-law and caretaker, Dale Hafford.

A private graveside service will be held at Fairmount Cemetery, Presque Isle. Donations may be made in her memory to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements in care of Duncan-Graves Funeral Home, 30 Church St., Presque Isle. Condolences may be expressed at
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