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Kirby, Mary Frances  
Mary Frances Kirby 1925-2015 MANCHESTER CENTER Mary Frances Kirby, 89, a resident of Bonnet Street, passed away March 17, 2015 at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. Mary was born in Ohio on October 23, 1925, the daughter of John Tade and Rose Cristofoli. She attended schools in Edison, New Jersey, graduating from Edison High School and earning her Associate Degree from Middlesex County College. Mary loved taking care of children which was evident as her time spent teaching school and as a nanny. She enjoyed arts and crafts, knitting and, crocheting. She also enjoyed listening to music especially Elvis and Frank Sinatra. Mary is survived by her children, Joseph R. Kirby, Jr. and his wife Denise of Cottage Grove, Minnesota and Kenneth Kirby and his wife Marylou of Daytona Beach, Florida; her sister, Geraldine Brungard of Matawan, New Jersey; grandchildren, Brandy, Joseph III, Samantha, and Jake; and great-grandchildren, Megan, Cheyenne and Paige. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph R. Kirby Sr. whom she married in Highland Park, New Jersey on January 8, 1945; and her granddaughter , Nicole. There will be a time of visitation on Friday, March 20, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. at BREWSTER SHEA FUNERAL SERVICE, 34 Park Place ,Manchester Center, Vermont. If friends desire memorial gifts in mary's memory may be made to Zion Episcopal Church, c/o Brewster & Shea Funeral Home P.O. Box 885 Manchester Center, Vermont 05255. To send the family personal email condolences please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com . The family has entrusted arrangements to the care of Brewster & Shea Funeral Home 34 Park Place Manchester Center, Vermont.
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Published in The Manchester Journal from Mar. 20 to Apr. 10, 2015
Knapp, Charles  
Charles Knapp 1924 - 2015 MANCHESTER Charles (Carl) Whittemore Knapp, passed away on Jan. 20. Carl was born on May 27, 1924 in Greenwich, Conn., the son of Dr. Charles Whitte-more Knapp and Phoebe Baker Knapp. He attended the Greenwich Country Day School, The Darrow School and Phillips Academy, Andover. Carl was gentle and soft spoken with a quick wit. At age 18, Carl joined the US Army Air Force and was the top turret gunner and chief mechanic on a B-17. As a member of the 8th Air Force, he flew 31 missions in World War II, including D-Day, and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with three Oak Leaf Clusters and four Battle Stars. After the War he attended Hamilton College where he was captain of the hockey team and graduated in 1950. He lived in Greenwich into his mid sixties and had a long career in construction management. He loved salt-water fishing on the boats he built, and when he retired, fresh water fishing in Vt. Carl played hockey into his mid sixties and tennis into his late seventies, and he was a skilled carpenter. Carl is predeceased by four older sisters, Susan Chapin, Nancy Belcher, Phoebe Knowles, Jane Kauffman; and his first wife, Shirley Eyre Knapp. He is survived by four children from his first marriage, Charles W. (Whit) Knapp III and his wife, Downey, Amy Knapp Moreau and her husband, Jean-Luc, Mark E. Knapp and his wife, Sheryl, Geoffrey B. Knapp and his wife, Kathy; eight grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren. Carl is also survived by his beloved wife, Bubbles Beattie Knapp. A private memorial service will be held on May 30th in Manchester, Vt.
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Published in The Manchester Journal from Mar. 27 to Apr. 17, 2015
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