December 6, 2023

Seekonk Mourns Former Selectman


The Seekonk community is mourning the loss of former selectman Donald Kinniburgh.

Kinniburgh, 76, passed away on April 21. 

Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Donald and Irene (Taylor) Kinniburgh.  Along with his wife Victoria, he is survived by three sons.

Kinniburgh was a Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War who served for four years on the USS Shangri La from 1965-1969.

“Don is a legend who will be missed,” said Selectman Chris Zorra. “He dedicated many years to Seekonk serving in different capacities.”

“I didn’t know Don for very long but I am glad I met him,” said former selectman Adam Petronio. “He held a passion for the town of Seekonk and its veterans.   His support and guidance over the past couple of years was very much appreciated along with his gruff but refreshingly direct manner.  I feel fortunate that I got to spend some time with Don. Our heart and prayers go out to Vicki and their family during this difficult time.”

Kinniburgh was involved in politics and town government for many years, including his time as the leader of the Seekonk Republican Town Committee, as a member on the Board of Selectmen, along with the planning committee and personnel board as well as Commander and historian of the Seekonk American Legion.

Kinniburgh also played a major role with the planning, building, and construction of the Veterans Memorial located on the Seekonk Public Library grounds in addition to the new Senior Center.

Calling hours will be from 4-7pm Friday April 28, followed by funeral services with military honors Saturday April 29th at 11:30am at Costigan-O'Neill Funeral Home 220 Cottage St. Pawtucket, RI.

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