BURLINGTON, Vt. — Maurice “Moe” Kinney, 45, resident of Milton, Vt., passed away unexpectedly Thursday, July 13, in Burlington, Vt. He was born in Farmington on Aug. 29, 1971. He was the son of Janet and the late Parker Kinney of Jay.

After graduating with honors from Jay High School, Maurice graduated from Bates College, Bachelor of Science, economics. Maurice then attended the University of Maine and graduated summa cum laude, Bachelor of Science, electrical engineering. Maurice was employed at IBM Burlington and later at Global Foundries, Essex Junction, Vt. Maurice was a strong advocate of First and Second Amendment rights and was very active in the Vermont political landscape and was quite well-known for his activism there. Maurice was also an active member of Toastmasters International and was the Division “G” Director of the New Hampshire and Vermont clubs.

Survivors include his mother Janet Kinney of Jay; his nephew, Alan Dawes and his wife, Nicole, of Leeds; his niece, Heather Gulliver, her husband, Nicholas, and their son, Ace, of Wilton; an uncle, Neil Kinney, and his wife, Patricia, of Jay; many cousins and innumerable friends.

Maurice was predeceased by his father, Parker Kinney, and his sister, Shannon Kinney Dawes, as well as several aunts.

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