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Noella L. Kinney
Noella L. Kinney

January 25, 1951 - April 1, 2019
Born in North Adams, Massachusetts
Resided in Green Township, New Jersey


Noella L. Kinney, of Green Township, was born in North Adams, Massachusetts, to Noel C. and Emma (Wolfe) Duquette on January 25, 1951. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Paul, in 2001. Noella died at St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, on April 1, 2019, following a long illness. As a child, she lived in various states and also in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Noella is survived by her husband, Richard (“Uncle Dickie”), of 46 years; her daughters, Melissa Sluka (Stephen) of Toms River and Christy Trout (Matthew) of Green Township; her grandchildren, Ben, Cooper and Addison Sluka and Emma and Jamason Trout; her sister, Christine Evans and her brother, Russell Duquette (Debra Brazil) all of Minnesota; her sisters-in-law, Deborah Naffziger of Minnesota, Vicky Dodd of Andover, and Pam Angle (Michael) of Kenvil; her brother in-law, David Kinney of Vernon; her aunts, Jean Maher of Newton and Shirley Wolfe of North Adams, Massachusetts; her nieces and nephews, together with their families; and her many wonderful friends and their children and grandchildren - who knew and loved her as “Aunt Noella”.

Noella graduated from West Morris High School in 1969 and Rutgers University in 1984 with a BS in Biology. She worked as Bookkeeper, Scanning Administrator and Trainer for A&P food stores for 48 years and as a per diem Health Educator for Hackettstown Medical Center for 24 years.

As a lifetime member of Girl Scouts of USA, Noella served as a Leader, Service Unit Manager, Leader Trainer and was nationally recognized as a Certified Trainer of Trainers. She was selected to receive the coveted Thanks Badge and Outstanding Volunteer of the Year awards.

Visitation will be held on Friday, April 5, 2019, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High Street, Newton, NJ. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at the Tranquility United Methodist Church, 5 Kennedy Road, Tranquility. Cremation is private.

In lieu of flowers, Noella asked that donations be directed to either the Tranquility United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 15, Tranquility, NJ 07879 or Girl Scouts of the USA, c/o Riverdale Service Center, 95 Newark-Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale, NJ 07457. Online condolences may be offered at

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Smith-McCracken Funeral Home
63 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
Friday, April 5, 2019
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tranquility United Methodist Church
5 Kennedy Road
Tranquility, NJ US 07879
Saturday, April 6, 2019
10:30 AM

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