Michael E. Kirkby(1977 - 2014)

Michael E. Kirkby, 37, of East Hampton, beloved husband of Michele Lea (Buchanan) Kirkby died unexpectedly while on vacation in Puerto Rico. Born May 31, 1977 in Hartford he was the son of Kenneth Kirkby of Burlington and Carol Leichner of Winsted. Michael was employed by ESPN as an IT professional for 13 years. Mike was a loving husband, son, brother, uncle and friend. His love of life, laughter, music, travel, and food will remain in the hearts of all that loved him. Mike taught us that life is an adventure full of new faces, new places, and of course, the next Dave Matthews Concert. Besides his wife Michele and his parents he is survived by his grandmother Edna Kirkby, step mother Dianne Kirkby, a brother Andrew Kirkby of Burlington, a sister Kristen Michalski of New Hartford, two step sisters Stacey Newcomb of PA, Jessie Newcomb of NY and his two beloved nieces Sienna and Calla and his beloved nephew Clark. Friends may call at the Spencer Funeral Home 112 Main St. East Hampton on Monday June 9th from 6PM until 9PM. A funeral service will be held Tuesday June 10th at 11AM in the Spencer Funeral Home. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Protectors of Animals 144 Main St. East Hartford, CT 06118. To leave online condolences please visit www.spencerfuneralhomeinc.com.

Funeral Home

Spencer Funeral Home
112 Main Street East Hampton, CT 06424

Published in The Hartford Courant on June 8, 2014