Earl J. Kinniburgh, age 87

of Braintree

Earl J. Kinniburgh, age 87

Braintree, Earl J. Kinniburgh, age 87, a longtime Braintree resident, died peacefully, Thursday, November 7, 2019, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Earl was born in Quincy, the son of James and Alice (Gerrior) Kinniburgh. Raised in Merrymount, he was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1950, where he played football and baseball. He attended the Franklin Technical Institute and graduated from Northeastern University. He was employed by The New England Telephone Company as an electrical engineer.

Earl had proudly served in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

He was a man of faith and a longtime parishioner of Saint Thomas More Parish in Braintree.

A dedicated family man, he loved his grandchildren and great grandchildren, supporting all their activities and interests.

Devoted husband for sixty-two years of Virginia A. (Ash) Kinniburgh.

Devoted father of Todd B. Kinniburgh and his wife Maria of Florida, Lisa M. Kinniburgh and Peter Lyons of Braintree, Ruth A. Tesoro and her husband Gerard of Bridgewater, Elizabeth J. McMahon and her husband Thomas of Quincy, and the late James E. Kinniburgh and his wife Leah of Alabama.

Loving grandfather of Todd, Jr., Timothy, Amanda, Kelly, Nicole, Derek, Stephanie, Erin, Megan, Devin, Shannen, Tyler, and Avery. Cherished great grandfather of several great grandchildren.

Loving brother of Verna Butler of Quincy, pre-deceased by brother Paul and sister Jane Albasini. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Ave., Quincy, Thursday, November 14th at 9:30 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint Thomas More Church, 7 Hawthorn Road, Braintree at 10:30 a.m. Relatives & friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours at the funeral home Wednesday 5 – 8 p.m. Interment Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Earl’s memory may be made to Medjugorje in America, P.O. Box 303, North Easton, MA 02356.


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  • We are so sorry to your family and loved ones for your loss. The Earl I remember was always a kind gentle soul to all he met and who was always so wonderful with his grandchildren! I know your hearts must all be broken at the loss of this wonderful man who obviously lived a long and happy life surrounded by the people he loved most! I hope those wonderful memories of him will comfort you now and bring back a smile to your face! I wish you all peace and strength to carry you through your grief.

    With love,
    Kathy and Dave

  • Ruthie my friend.. Jerry, Nicole, Derek, and Stephanie… we are so very sorry for your Dad’s passing💔 sounds like he was loved beyond measure!! He will be in your hearts and memories forever Lots of love and 🙏 coming your way…

    ❤️ Jeanne , Bill, Kristina, Billy and Johnny

  • Ginny and family,
    Jane and I are sad to see of Earl’s passing on this Veteran’s Day.We know he is in a much better place today after his and your long struggle. Earl was one of my favorite people at the New England Tel office in Braintree. He wanted to come to Braintree so bad as I remember when I interviewed him for the job. He always was so kind ,dedicated ,professional and appreciative. We always enjoyed our family get togethers as the kids were growing up.

  • Verna…I am so sorry ….xo