Linnea P. (Pearson) Kinder


Mrs. Linnea P. (Pearson) Kinder, 80, of High Street, Bristol, died on Oct. 26, 2013 at Grace Barker Nursing Home.

She was the wife of Joseph G. Kinder.

Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Albert E. and Ethel Pearson and sister of Edward A. Pearson of Atlanta, Georgia (formerly of Foster) and John O. Pearson of Granite Bay, Calif.

She was a graduate of the Roger Williams School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse and assisted Drs. Harold Lipshutz, Eric Denhoff, and Robert S. L. Kinder during her career.

She was active in the Bristol Garden Club as a past president, the Bristol Yacht Club, and St. Michael's Church, where she served on the vestry. She enjoyed spending time with her husband in Florida and on Prudence Island and was an avid reader. She was a wonderful wife and mother, loved for her kindness and her sense of humor.

Besides her husband, she is survived by her three children and their spouses: Ralph and Beth Kinder of Providence; Kristine and James Campagna of Bristol; and Philip and Blair Kinder of Portsmouth, as well as five grandchildren: Ryan, Jackie, and Nicholas Campagna and Hannah and Grace Kinder.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral service Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 399 Hope St., Bristol with burial following at Juniper Hill Cemetery in Bristol. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted.

Remembrances in her name may be made to The Bristol Garden Club, C/O Vera Bowen, 11 Dolly Drive, Bristol, RI  02809 or to the RI Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 186 Amaral St., Riverside, RI 02915, or to St. Michael's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 414, Bristol, RI  02809.

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