It 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.
Greg 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 parentsâ€™ 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.
Greg 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 and Isabella.
Calling 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.