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Gerald M. Kirby

Gerald M. Kirby Obituary
Gerald M. "Gerry" of Quincy died on Good Friday, March 30, 2018. Gerry died surrounded by loving family. For 59 years he was the beloved husband of Dorothy (Dotty) Kirby; the devoted father of Kevin Kirby of Cohasset, Sean Kirby and his husband Russell Beaulieu of Dracut, Timothy Kirby of Andover, New Jersey, Kerri Ryder and her husband Scott Ryder of Plymouth, and Maureen Kirby of Quincy. Also, father to the late Diane Kirby. Affectionately known as "Pa" to his nine grandchildren, Christian Ryder and his wife Danielle Ryder, Devin Kirby, Darby Ryder, Zachary Kirby, Bryan Ryder, Natalie Kirby, Brenna Kirby, Kaitlyn Ryder and Sydney Kirby. Gerry was the last surviving member of his familys generation and was the uncle and patriarch of many surviving nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. Gerry showed unconditional love to them all. Gerry was a former Quincy attorney, U.S. Marine Lieutenant Colonel, and chief trial counsel for the Norfolk County District Attorney Office, where he prosecuted many high-profile cases. He was a graduate of St. Anselm College and Portia (now New England) Law School, He was best known as a mentor, confidant and friend to countless upcoming attorneys. He was also always available to help anyone who asked. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Friday 4-8 p.m. in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., Quincy. A celebration of life service will be held in the funeral home at 9:15 a.m on Saturday prior to the .funeral Mass in St. Anns Church, Quincy, at 10 a.m. Burial in Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to St. Patricks Spring Fundraiser, 10 Magazine Street, Roxbury, MA 02119, to benefit the parish where his parents, Walter and B. Agnes were married. See www.Keohane.com or call 1-800-Keohane for directions and online condolences.
Published in The Patriot Ledger on Apr. 4, 2018
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