Sunday, August 28, 2011

Brian Kinney 9/11/01

I have the honor of paying tribute to Brian Kinney.  He was 28 on 9/11/01.  He worked for Pricewaterhouse as a Manager.  He was a passenger on United Airlines Flight 175 for a business trip to California.  Brian was married and leaves behind his parents and many, many friends. 
Growing up he spent his time working at his dad's service station in Lowell, Mass.  He enjoyed the customers whether at the station in overalls or in a business suit at Pricewaterhouse.  Brian has many pages of personal messages on legacy.com..... here are some left for him and for his family - I'm sorry he was killed that awful day, he sounds like a great guy.

Merry Christmas old friend. I miss you so much. Nicole S, Lowell, Massachusetts
To the Kinney Family, You are always in my thoughts, but especially thinking of Brian this week, now that those responsible for that tragic day, have been caught..God Bless. Hope all is well.

1 comment:

Leo Racicot said...

And so, once again, another year comes when it is both happy and sad to remember Brian and those who perished in the 9/11 attacks. I was very blessed to know Brian who was my student three years in a row at Franco American School. Even as a kid, Brian was always an even-tempered, good-natured soul. A really good kid. And he had a sense of humor that would surprise you with its suddenness. You never expected what he was going to say sometimes but it would be said with gentleness and humor. It is not easy even 11 years later to write about him without choking up. It is a tribute to his worth as a human being that he is so well-remembered and loved by those who knew him in this life. Perhaps we will all be able to meet with Brian again someday in the place he holds in Heaven. Surely such a kind and caring man is there for all eternity...God bless you, kiddo. May you be blessed as much as you blessed us with your life and smile........Leo Racicot (Mr. "R").