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Virginia Ward Kirby
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Birth: Feb. 20, 1917
Death: Sep. 18, 2007

Virginia Winsor (Ward) Kirby, 90, of 305 Turner Road, Middletown, RI, died at Newport Hospital, Newport, RI.

She was the wife of Frederick T. Kirby.

Born in Newport, RI, she was the daughter of the late Charles H. and Jenney (Stoddard) Ward.

Mrs. Kirby was a graduate of Rogers High School. She was the office manager of the family business Fred T. Kirby and Sons for 65 years. Mrs. Kirby also worked as a bookkeeper at the Newport Creamery and as a Girl Scout leader. Virginia was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church, as a member of the Choir, the church quilters and as a Sunday school teacher. She attended many functions at the Artillery Company of Newport with her husband, and received the Order of Molly Pitcher award. She was well known for the yearly Christmas parties she hosted for church members in her home.

Besides her husband of 67 years, she is survived by her children, Marjorie K. Celico and her husband Richard J. Celico, Jr. of Westerly, RI, Alan Kirby and his wife Elaine G. Kirby of Middletown, RI, and Dane Kirby of Portsmouth, RI; her grandchildren Andrea C. Dumais and her husband Kenneth of Westerly, RI, and Holly J. Celico-Lee and her husband David R. Lee of Mt. Pleasant, SC, and two nieces and three nephews.

She was the sister of the late Abner Ward and Richard Ward.
Family links: 
  Charles Henry Ward (1887 - 1958)
  Jennie Winsor Stoddard Ward (1886 - 1981)
  Virginia Ward Kirby (1917 - 2007)
  Abner Stoddard Ward (1919 - 1999)*
  Richard Coggeshall Ward (1920 - 1992)*
*Calculated relationship
Newport Memorial Park
Newport County
Rhode Island, USA
Created by: Serenity
Record added: Oct 08, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22030596
Virginia <i>Ward</i> Kirby
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Virginia <i>Ward</i> Kirby
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 Added: Oct. 8, 2007

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