is with saddened hearts the family announces the passing of Gregory E Kirby
after a brief illness on January 21, 2019 at the age of 75.
was born in Burlington, Vermont to Warren and Eileen Kirby. He was predeceased by his sister Patricia
Maier and brother John Kirby. He graduated from Vergennes Union High
School. He grew up on his parents’ farm
and worked there until the cows were sold.
He worked in many agriculture businesses including district sales
managers for Kerr-McGee, Oliver White, and Patz farm equipment. He was self employed first doing custom farm
work, hauling whey to farmers and up until October still working operating his
trucking and excavating business. Many
knew him as Kirby and his grandchildren referred him as Poppi. He loved being outside working on tractors or
driving his latest truck. He was always
ready to help family or a neighbor out.
will lovingly be remembered by his wife of 53 years, Beth and his children
Kathleen Clark, husband Scott and Deb Di Stefano, husband Pasquale
(Julio). He adored and had great pride
in his seven grandchildren Jarrett, Rachel, Mitch, Zeke, Abrianna, Alessandro
hours will be at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes on Friday January 25
from 6 to 8 pm. A celebration of his life will be at Addison Community Baptist
Church at Addison 4 Corners at 11 am on Saturday January 26. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to
Addison County Home, Health & Hospice.
We want to thank Sarah and Sarah for their support and kindness shown to
my husband and our dad. We are very
appreciative of the high level of care that was given to him.