Francis H. Kirkpatrick Jr., 77, a longtime resident of Chelmsford, passed away peacefully on February 10th, 2021 at Blaire House of Tewksbury, surrounded by loving family. He was the beloved husband of Cornelia (Goodreds) Kirkpatrick with whom he shared fiftyone years of marriage. He was born on November 7th, 1943 in Pinehurst, North Carolina and was son of the late Francis H. Sr., and Jean (Murray) Kirkpatrick. Francis was raised in the Boston area and Western Pennsylvania. He graduated from Pine Richland High School in Gibsonia, PA. Francis completed his higher education at Harvard and Stanford. As a biophysicist, he worked in both academia and industry. After he moved to Chelmsford, he started his own business, Kirkpatent Consulting, an intellectual property management company. He was a gardener and enjoyed sailing. Francis was a member of First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church of Chelmsford. In addition to his loving wife, Francis leaves his son Adam Kirkpatrick, daughter-in-law Kathleen Simone, granddaughters Alessia and Olivia of Malden. He is survived by his siblings Alexander Kirkpatrick of Brentwood, CA., Gordon Kirkpatrick of Valencia, CA., and Susanna Kirkpatrick Conti of Costa Mesa, CA. A Memorial Service will be announced at a future date. Memorial donations may be made in his name to First Parish Church Building Fund. Arrangements entrusted to the care of the Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home, 24 Worthen St., Chelmsford. For online condolence, please visit: Chelmsfordfuneralhome.com
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Published by Eagle-Independent from Feb. 15 to Feb. 19, 2021.