Constance M. McKinney, 83

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HARPSWELL — Constance M. McKinney, 83, died Jan. 6 at Mid Coast Senior Health Care Center.

Born in Brunswick May 6, 1928, she was the daughter of William and Mary Jane Labbe Boulanger. She attended St. John’s School.

On Oct. 10, 1943, she married Walter R. McKinney in North Carolina. They were married for 64 years before he died on Nov. 14, 2007.

McKinney was a full-time homemaker and also ran a successful crab meat business that supplied local restaurants and stores for many years.

She was her husband’s best friend, from hunting and fishing, to racing boats, she was always right by his side. She loved to go to dances and listen to the PM’s, the band her husband played in.

She was a regular for bingo night at several places and enjoyed the company of all her bingo friends. She was a volunteer and helped with the Harpswell Neck Fire and Rescue Auxiliary.

The place McKinney loved being the most was her camp in Wesley, where they would spend weeks and months at a time. She could go from hunting, fishing and four wheeling, to working on puzzles and baking depending on the circumstances. As she got older she would follow behind the ATV gang in the truck; she just wanted to be a part of it.

McKinney is survived by daughters Judy Small of Harpswell and Shirley Pinette and her husband Paul of Kingston, N.H.; three grandchildren Kenneth Richard and his wife Marsha of Topsham, Lisa True and her husband Franklin of Harpswell and Michael Pinette and his wife Danielle of Freemont, N.H.; and seven great-grandchildren Kayla True, Katelyn Richard, Franklin True III, Derek True, Jacob Pinette, Kelly Richard and Samantha Pinette.

A memorial service will be held on Jan. 12 at Brackett Funeral Home with Pastor Weston Murphy officiating. Burial will be at Varney Cemetery in the spring.

Donations can be made in McKinney’s name to the Harpswell Neck Fire & Rescue, c/o Brian Marden, P.O. Box 8, Harpswell, ME 04079.

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