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January 1, 1970 - August 15, 2011
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Robert M. Kirby 77 of Holliston, MA passed away Monday, August 15, 2011. Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Charles and Viola Kirby. He was the former husband of Betty Kirby of Marlborough.
A graduate of Framingham High School, class of 1952, Robert was in the Civic League, he was a basketball player and was a member of the Student Government. He was a Captain of the Marshals and was active in student affairs. Robert was a member of the National Guard for many years.
Robert owned his own trucking Business and painting company and enjoyed spending time at the ocean fishing and clamming with his sons. He was a resident at Mission Springs in Holliston for many years where he enjoyed the community vegetable garden he helped create, as well as many life long friends. Robert was an avid brass collector, who was very interested in old and rare collectables. He was a cat lover. He also loved a good cigar.
He is survived by his son Shawn Kirby and his wife Michelle of Bellingham, a brother David Kirby and his wife Dorothy of FL, a nephew Steve Kirby and former sister in-law Edwina Kirby. He is predeceased by his sons Bobby, Michael and Mark and his granddaughter Brianna. He also leaves behind many grandchildren and many dear friends.
A memorial funeral mass will be held at 10:30a.m. on Thursday, September 1, 2011 at St. Mary’s Church of Holliston.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Brianna Lynn Kirby memorial scholarship fund, P.O Box 386 Sherborn, Ma. or to
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 220 North Main Street ste. 104 Natick, Ma. 01760