Libby Ann Kinch 02/29/2024

Libby A. Kinch

Libby A. Kinch, 55 of Gouverneur, died on February 29, 2024, at E. J. Noble Hospital, Gouverneur.  There will be a Celebration of Life on March 16, 2024 12 – 4 PM at the VFW in Gouverneur. Libby is survived by her husband, Howard Kinch, son, Matthew Kinch of Hermon, mother, Shirley Briggs, brothers, Richard and his wife Ellie Briggs of Crary Mills, Randy Briggs of Canton, in-laws Pam and Nelson Hutt of Theresa, sister in laws Billie Jo Collins of Theresa, Angel Hutt of Theresa, Nickcole Collins of Watertown, 14 nieces and nephews, including Nelson Melendez, Skai Melendez, Esmeralda Melendez and Tavia Justice. She was predeceased by her daughter, Chantel Kinch, father, Richard Briggs father-in-law, Jeffery D. Kinch. She was born on June 22, 1968 in Buffalo, to Richard and Shirley Fiefield Briggs. She graduated from Canton Central School in 1986. She married Howard Kinch at their home in Gouverneur on April 7, 2001. Libby was a babysitter and prior to that she worked at McCarthy’s in Canton doing various jobs. She loved spending time with her family and friends, horseback riding, traveling, collecting butterflies and dragonflies. Contributions can be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 1100 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, New York 13210, or to help with funeral expenses.


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  1. I will miss Libby’s late night chats, I have lots of child hood memories with her at the farm. Shirley and Dick were like my second grandparents I am very blessed to have them in my life. I hope heaven is good to her . May you rest easy Libby. Love you forever

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