Helen Kirby Obituary

Helen  Kirby
Helen Kirby


Niantic - Helen Agatha Kirby, 100, formerly of New London, passed away March 3, 2018, at the Bride Brook Health and Rehab Center in Niantic.

She was born April 4, 1917, in New London, the daughter of the late Adam and Mariana (Poreda) Stubelick.

Helen was a graduate of the Williams Memorial Institute and was employed for 23 years in the Linen Service Department at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, retiring in 1994.

Mrs. Kirby was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Ladies Guild and a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Sachem Chapter. Following her retirement, she also volunteered at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital.

She was predeceased by her husband of 47 years, Karrol K. Kirby, whom she married on Nov. 23, 1936, in Westerly.

Mrs. Kirby is survived by her daughter Karen-Kay K. Butler of New London; granddaughter Mary-Elizabeth Taylor and great-granddaughter Leah Mackenzie Taylor; and her brother Adam Stubelick Jr. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by two brothers, William " Blaze" Stubelick and Zigmund "Ziggy" Stubelick, and a sister, Gladys Sabowski.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home, 12 Ocean Ave., New London.

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Thursday, March 15, 2018
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