North Brookfield - William H. “Kippy” Minns, Jr. passed away peacefully at his home in North Brookfield at the age of 105, on May 9, 2020.
William was born in North Brookfield on August 13, 1914 and had lived in North Brookfield all of his life.
He leaves his daughter, Dorothy (Minns) Revene; two grandchildren, Colleen Aucoin and her husband Richard, Thomas Revene and his wife Nancy; two great-grandchildren, Casey Aucoin and Allison Aucoin; a great great-granddaughter Brooke Aucoin; and a niece, Nancy Minns-Piepho. He is predeceased by his wife Jeannette (Letourneau) Minns, his brother, Albert Minns, his sister Dorothy Minns, and son in-law, Patrick M. Revene. He was the son of the late William H. Minns and Lavina (Mathieu) Minns.
William worked for the H. H. Brown Shoe Company and retired from Quaboag Rubber Company. He was the last surviving shoemaker in the town of North Brookfield.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Cardinal Gibbons Council # 2381 for 81 years.
William was a proud recipient of the Boston Post Cane in North Brookfield in August of 2014.
A Memorial Mass for William will be held at a future date in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in North Brookfield. Interment will take place privately in Walnut Grove Cemetery in North Brookfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 28 Mount Pleasant Street, North Brookfield, MA 01535 or to the North Brookfield Emergency Squad, P.O. 73, North Brookfield, MA 01535.
Varnum Funeral Home, Inc., 43 East Main Street in West Brookfield is assisting his family with arrangements.
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