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Jo-Anne M. Kinney

July 7, 1938 ~ November 13, 2019 (age 81)


Jo-Anne M. (Frieh) Kinney, 81, a longtime Upton resident, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center, in Northbridge.

Born in Hopkinton, on July 7, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Agnes (Pyne) Frieh.  She was raised and educated in Hopkinton and was a graduate of Hopkinton High School.

Prior to retirement, Ms. Kinney was employed as a campus police officer at the Westboro State Hospital for 26 years.  She also was employed as a crossing guard, dispatcher, and a special police officer for the Upton Police Department for over 20 years. 

More than anything, Jo-Anne enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She also enjoyed gardening and vacationing on the Cape.

She is survived by her two children, Beth Parkinson and her husband George, of Douglas, and John “Jack” Kinney of Framingham; five granddaughters, Katelyn and Corey Parkinson, Chelsea MacLean, Morgan and Sydney Kinney; and two great-grandsons.

She is predeceased by her brother, Philip Frieh.

Her funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 AM on Tuesday, November 19, at St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish, 151 Mendon St., Upton, followed by interment at Lakeview Cemetery, Upton.

Calling hours are from 4 to 6 PM on Monday, November 18, in the Williams-Pedersen Funeral Home, Inc., 45 Main Street, Upton, Andrew D. Pickering - Director.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be sent to the Upton Senior Center, 2 Farm St. Upton, MA 01568 or to the Upton Fire and EMS Association, PO Box 580, Upton, MA 01568.

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Calling Hours
November 18, 2019

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Pickering & Son Upton Funeral Home, Inc.
45 Main Street
Upton, MA 01568

Funeral Mass
November 19, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish
151 Mendon Street
Upton, MA 01568

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