DONNELLAN Kirby P., of Mesa, AZ formerly of Lexington, MA passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016 at his home in Mesa, AZ at the age of 72 with family by his side. He was born in Brunswick, ME the son of the late Stephen J. Donnellan and the late Mary C. (Walsh) Donnellan. Kirby is survived by his wife Mary Donnellan, his son Michael Donnellan and his partner Kiyomi Hashizume, his son Brian Donnellan and his wife Cindi Donnellan, his grandchildren, Elise and Mary Donnellan, his sister Julianne Nielson and her husband Kevin Kennedy, and many nieces and nephews. A graduate of Boston State College, Kirby’s young life consisted of business entrepreneurial efforts that included opening a family owned restaurant in Hyannis, MA named the Gale Winds. For much of the remainder of his life his chosen profession was restaurant management where his favorite thing was to interact with “his” regulars. An avid lover of nature he spent much of his free time canvasing the most rugged destinations in the Arizona desert in his Jeep Wrangler in search of beautiful wildlife and landscape to photograph. Private services will be held. Donations can be made to the
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Published in Boston Herald on May 6, 2016