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Edward J. Kirby, Jr.
NORTH HAVEN, Conn. - Edward J. Kirby,

76, of Park Road, North Haven, CT passed away Monday, October 3, 2011 at his daughter’s home in Wallingford.
Born in New Haven on February 3, 1935; son of the late Edward J. Kirby, Sr. and Helen Reilly Kirby.
Ed had worked for the State of Connecticut-Department of Transportation for many years until his retirement. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus; a car enthusiast, he owned many classic cars; he enjoyed woodworking and basically was a “Jack of All Trades”.
Ed was a Boston Red Sox and NASCAR fan and loved his dogs Beatrice, Sam, Murphy and Rusty.
Father of Deborah A. (Jay) Melillo of Portsmouth, R.I. and Kara K. (William) Shields of Wallingford. Grandfather of Ethan Joseph Melillo, Evan James Melillo, Kirby Lynn Shields and William Patrick Shields. Brother of Elizabeth Kirby of Hamden. Also survived by his loving companion of 25 years, June Fleece of New Haven.
Family and friends are invited to go directly to St. Barnabas Church, 44 Washington Avenue, North Haven, CT, on Saturday morning, October 8, 2011, at 10 a.m. for a mass of Christian burial. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.
The visiting hours will be Friday, October 7, 2011, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, North Haven, CT.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2080 Silas Deane Highway, Rocky Hill, CT 06067 or the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook Street, I-91, Tech Center #3, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.
www.northhavenfuneral.com

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