Harold E. Kinnear, 77
Northborough – Harold "Fuzz" E. Kinnear, 77, died Tuesday Feb. 17, 2009, at UMass Memorial Healthcare, Mem orial Campus, in Worcester, after a short illness.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Carolyn (Richard) Kinnear; his daughters, Karen Randall and her husband, Paul, and Kathleen Quinty and her husband, Scott; his son, Kevin Kinnear and his wife, Katie; his grandchildren, Michael, Vanessa, Erin, Zakary, Emma, Jack, Anna-Kate and Katrina; his brother, Ted Kinnear and his wife, Irene; and many nieces and nephews.
Born and raised in Worcester, the son of Harold and Mary (Maguire) Kinnear, he resided in Northborough for 42 years and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, serving as a sergeant from 1955 to 1958 in Okinawa. He graduated from St. John's High School in Shrewsbury in 1951 and from the College of the Holy Cross in 1955, before going on to receive two master's degrees from Worcester State College.
Mr. Kinnear was a school teacher for 32 years in Sudbury and Southbridge before retiring in 1992.
Following his retirement, he worked as a golf ranger at Juniper Hill Golf Course and as a crossing guard for Proctor School in Northborough. He enjoyed reading, woodworking, walking and working in his garden. He had a love of birds and, most of all, golf. He was a member St. Bernadette Church and of Indian Meadows Golf Club, where he scored a hole-inone this year after playing golf most of his adult life.
A funeral Mass was held Feb. 21 from St. Bernadette Church of Northborough, with burial at Howard Street Cemetery. Hays Funeral Home of Northborough assisted with arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Massachusetts Audubon Society, 414 Massasoit Rd., Worcester, MA 01604.
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