Janet Rita (Rainville-Kinney) Hale

December 10, 1976 ~ May 2, 2018 (age 41)

Janet Rita (Rainville-Kinney) Hale


Janet Rita (Rainville-Kinney) Hale passed away on May 2, 2018 after a courageous and inspiriting 2 ½ year battle with leukemia.  She was born on December 10, 1976 in Nashua, NH, the daughter of Paul W. and Dolores A. (Gagne) Rainville.  She grew up in Goffstown, NH and graduated from high school in 1994.  Janet enjoyed her time at Champlain College in Burlington, VT earning two associate degrees.


She started her working career at Brugger’s Bagel Shop.  In 1999 she started her career in banking at Merchants Bank in the Human Resource Department.  During her 15 years there, she grew professionally, learned much and made many beautiful friendships which she cherished dearly.


At the end of 2014 she was hired by Northfield Savings Bank. Janet was thrilled with this opportunity.  Unfortunately it was short lived.  In September 2015 she was diagnoses with her illness.


In 2000 she married Tyler Kinney (divorced in 2015) and soon moved to Cilley Hill Road in Jericho where she started her family.  Raising her two boys was the greatest joy of her life.  They were her pride and joy and ment the world to her.  While on the “Hill” she made more cherished friends and was so grateful for these fun, silly, loving neighbors who were so generous and helpful.


While in the hospital in October 2015, she married the true love of her life, Steve Hale, and happily welcomed his four adult children into her heart.  During her two years with Steve she came to consider him as her rock, her prince, her support and here love.  He gave her more happiness in these two years than she could have dreamed possible.


She leave her husband, her sons Kyle 14 years and Gavin 10 years, her step-children, Sarah and her husband Ryan, James, Aaron and Joshua.  She is also survived by Tyler Kinney, the father of her sons and many dear people from the “Kinney” side; her parents, her brother John and his wife Katie, her uncle Bro. Robert Gagne S.C., her aunt Rita Willette and her husband Joseph, and several cousins including Rita Marie Jette.  Of her friends, too numerous to mention, she leaves her two dearest school friends Marsha (Loveday) Lanier and Kate (Hanavan) Ross and Laura Ruggerio and Jeannie Vinson who were there for her every need.


Her family would like to deeply thank the huge, beautiful circle that grew to support her which includes neighbors, friends, in-laws, and school caregivers. We would also very much like to acknowledge the excellent care she received at UVM from all the amazing team there.


Anyone willing to make a contribution in her name may donate to a favorite charity.  Her services will be at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 150 Hinesburg Road, So. Burlington, on May 9, 2018 at 11 a.m.


Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant Street, Essex Junction  in care of arrangements.

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