Alice Smith Kinney


Topsham - Alice Smith Kinney, 93
Alice Elizabeth Smith was born July 6, 1926 at Potato Point, Marshfield, Maine, eldest daughter of George Kenneth Smith Sr. and A. Genevieve O'Donnell Smith. She died Saturday, August 10, 2019 in Topsham.
Alice attended Machias schools and graduated from Bangor Maine School of Commerce, now Husson University. She was Deputy Clerk of Courts for Washington County before her marriage to Bruce J. Kinney on October 1, 1948. Alice supported Bruce's career as Superintendent of Schools and raised five children in Rockland. They moved into The Highlands, Topsham in 2010.
Alice was re-introduced to business as a Beauty Consultant for Mary Kay Cosmetics. Her joy in creating win-win situations for women blossomed into a career as she pioneered sales and distribution in Maine and Canada, mentoring women in her group, "Alice's Angels." She retired after 23 years as Executive National Sales Director. After retirement, Alice and Bruce enjoyed traveling throughout the US. She cherished family gatherings at Chickawaukie Pond and three European river cruises with the entire family.
Alice leaves five children, ten grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren: Carol (Stephen) Harris; Susan (Steven Boileau) Kinney; Kathleen (Clifford) Cleaver; Jo (Loy) Linscott; and David (Michelle) Kinney; grandchildren Elizabeth (Kelly) Hoffman, Jennifer Harris, Max Boileau Kinney, Jana (David) Turco, Kyle Richardson, Bruce (Melissa) Cleaver, Sarah Cleaver, Danielle Linscott, Isabella and Maren Kinney; great-grandchildren William and James Turco, Adelaide and Winifred Hoffman. She was predeceased by her parents, siblings Kathleen Ouellette and George K. Smith Jr., and Bruce, her husband of 63 years.
The celebration of Alice's happy life will be held by family only, at her request.
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Published on August 18, 2019
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Charlie Lake
Sep 04, 2019
I was incredibly sad to hear of Mrs. Kinney's passing. What I remember most about her is that she was very kind to us kids as we would occasionally "invade" her house while visiting David. I also remember getting to ride around in that beautiful pink Cadillac!

My heartfelt condolences go out to David and the entire Kinney family.
Jodi Peabody
Aug 19, 2019
We were so very sorry to hear of Alice’s passing. She and mom had such wonderful times! What fun memories we have of Alice and Bruce! Our hearts go out to all the family . She was an amazing lady!