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Robert John "Bob" Kirby

June 22, 1947 ~ December 27, 2017 (age 70)

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January 5, 2018

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Twomey-LeBlanc and Conte Funeral Home
193 High Street
Newburyport, MA 01950

Private Services

Private burial.

Bob Kirby, 70, of Newburyport, formerly of Marblehead and Beverly, passed away peacefully at High Pointe House, Merrimack Valley Hospice, in Haverhill on December 27, 2017. Bob was born on June 22, 1947, in Winthrop to William and Mary (Harkins) Kirby. 

He was predeceased by his parents and three siblings. He is survived by his beloved partner of 35 years, Carol L. (McSheehy) Harris, her sons, Roger Guy and Justin Harris, and Justin’s spouse, Lisa Phillips. He also leaves behind his devoted Sato dog, Charlie, and his grand-dog, Lloyd. 

Friends and family are invited to call from 4–8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home, 193 High Street, Newburyport, MA 01950. Private burial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Sato Project (

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