Tania May Kinney

August 7, 1965February 16, 2018

On Friday, February 16th, 2018, Tania M. (Jorkasky) Kinney, passed away peacefully at home in the arms of her loving husband. She is survived by her soulmate of 38 years, Steven T. Kinney of Oakdale, CT, sons - Sean M. Kinney of Las Vegas, NV and Mitch R. Kinney of Oakdale, CT, parents - John and Mary Jorkasky of Oakdale, CT, and sister - Dawn M. (Jorkasky) Davies and husband, Evan, of Lucas, TX. She is also survived by many family members (aunts, cousins, in-laws, nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews) living in California, Texas, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Australia, England and Scotland. Tania also leaves behind many dear friends and co-workers. Tania was born on a bright sunny day in the beautiful country of Scotland in the United Kingdom. She spent the majority of her early childhood in Hawaii and Scotland and the remainder of her life (with the exception of 13 months in Hawaii) in Southeastern Connecticut. She was a 1983 graduate of Montville High School. Tania worked as a professional in the medical field for most of her adult life. Tania had an extraordinary fondness for her homeland, Scotland, and a very special place in her heart for Hawaii. Her utmost pride and joy was her family. Her favorite pastime was relaxing on the beaches, hiking the trails and simply enjoying her life in the paradise of Hawaii. She will be remembered lovingly (and dearly missed) by all who had the pleasure and privilege of knowing her. Visiting hours will take place on Friday, February 23rd from 6:00-8:00 pm at Montville Funeral Home of Church and Allen, Uncasville, CT. At Tania's request, the burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations, in Tania’s memory, may be made to any cancer organization of your choosing.


  • Visitation Friday, February 23, 2018

Tania May Kinney

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February 26, 2018

Mary, I'm so very sorry to hear of your daughter's passing. Her tribute in the obituary is lovely and I wish I would have known her. Please know you have my prayers and my heart goes out to you and your family.

Sandra Kenny

February 25, 2018

So very sorry to hear about Tania.s passing. I met her through my many visits at Dr. Salkins office. She was always the same. Beautiful smile to match her personality. She also lifted my spirits during what was a hard time for me..She was loved by many and will be missed. My sincere condolences to her family and friends..Rest in peace.

Katrina Gemmell

February 24, 2018

I never got to meet Dawn, but everything i have heard she lived life to the full, always for family and friends, i wish i had meet her , always in our hearts xxx

Harlan Taliaferro

February 24, 2018

So sad to hear this. I happily remember working with Tania at Crossroads Ortho. She was always cheerful and fun. Prayers to her family. Harlan Taliaferro, M.D.

Lori Hary Dragoo

February 23, 2018

I am so sad to hear of Tania's passing. She was such a beautiful and amazing person, and I have so many great memories of her. My heart is with you, Steve, Dawn, Mary, John, Sean, and Mitch.

Daniel Forget

February 23, 2018

My condolences to Tania's family and friends. We lost a good one too soon !!

David Murley

February 23, 2018

Steve, Sean and Mitch, please accept my deepest sympathy. My heart is filled with sadness at Tania's passing. She was truly a special person; one whom I was always glad to spend time with at one of the family gatherings. Even though time and distance have kept us all apart over the years, you will always be in my heart.

Cyndie Cote

February 23, 2018

I remember the first time we met is Mr. Kalnitskys Science class... 5th grade I believe. Tania had a mini village of trolls in her desk complete with compartments for sleeping and living lol. We became friends and stayed that way through high school. Time and circumstances had us going in different directions but there was always a huge hug, smiles and laughter remembering the nonsense things we did as teenagers. My heart goes out to you John & Mary (our second parents and alternate ride to and from Ocean beach) Steve, Sean, Mitch & Dawn my third sister. Love you all!

Joanne Stauffer-Johnson

February 22, 2018

No one had a more beautiful smile than Tania. It was sometimes years that we hadnt seen each other but when we did it was like no time had gone by. Always kind and beautiful.

February 22, 2018

I remember Tania first as the Mother of Sean and Mitch. As their teacher I knew that she always looked out for them.Later I knew Tania at Dr. Maletz's office.She was always helpful and pleasant. She will be missed. We have lost an angel.