George A. Kirby, III, age 72, of Rochester, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, August 27th, at his home. He was the husband of 52 years to Janice A. Kirby.
George was born in Rochester, the son of George A. Kirby II and Ruth S. (Hartley). He was a graduate of New Bedford Vocational High School. George worked side by side with his family at George Kirby, Jr. Paint Co. for over 55 years. George loved his family. He loved life often with a loud laugh, enjoyed riding his motorcycle, was a pinball wizard, voracious reader and a car enthusiast.
Along with his wife, survivors include his sons, George IV and wife Shari of Rochester and Dean Adam of Rochester; daughter, Michelle and husband Andy of Ecuador and Kathy Brady and her husband Matt of Auburn, MA whom he raised; he is also survived by four grandchildren, George, V and his wife Ali, Zachary, Sam, and Grace; his sisters, Meryden Kirby husband Bruce Hartshorn , Ruth-Ann Flynn husband Charlie as well as his in laws, Jim Stringer and his wife Marie, Dan Stringer and his wife Linda, and Cheryl Stringer along with several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are Wednesday, from 4-7pm, in the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven. Cremation will follow and a Memorial Service will be held Saturday, September 10, 2016, at 10:00am, in the First Congregational Church of Rochester, 11 Constitution Way. Interment will be private.