Patricia C. Kirby, 76, left this earth to be with her Heavenly Father,
Sunday, April 11, 2021. She was born in Lakeland, FL. She was one of eight
children born to Alvin and Rita (Francis) Main. The family moved to
Portsmouth, where she was raised. She graduated from Portsmouth High
School. She met her husband Richard while he was stationed at Pease Air
Force base. Soon after they started their family, they moved to San
Francisco for six years. They moved back to New Hampshire in 1971 and
settled in Thornton where they lived until moving to Hebron in 2006.
For over 40 years Patricia ministered to children as a Sunday School
teacher. Together with Richard they ministered to residents at the Peabody
Home and Mt. Ridge Health Care Center and always sought to encourage
and support others in their faith in God.
Patricia was an amazing wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed cooking
for family and friends, entertaining, and playing cards with her grandchildren.
She loved to listen to her children play music and sing. As her children left
home, she assisted the family businesses, Big A Auto Parts, Ashland Mobil
Station and Ashland Post Office. She enjoyed traveling with her sisters to
warm and relaxing destinations and loved the lakes and mountains of New
She leaves her husband of 58 years, Richard of Hebron; two daughters and
sons-in-law: Bridget (Kent) Brandenburg of Medford, Oregon; Gretchen (Kris)
Brandenburg of Fredericktown, OH; three sons and daughters-in-law Joel
(Rachel) Kirby of Johannesburg, South Africa; Joshua (Melissa) Kirby of Mt.
Vernon, OH; Caleb (Karena) Kirby of Hopkinton; 23 grandchildren; five great
grandchildren; three sisters: Valerie Main, Marcia Houle, Debbie Cashman;
four brothers: Larry Main, Thomas Main, Steven Main, Gary Main and many
nieces and nephews.
Services-There will be no calling hours. Funeral Services will be Friday, April
16, 2021 at 11:00am at the Hill Village Bible Church, for health concerns,
masks are recommended. Interment will follow at Mad River Cemetery in
Thornton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Onthatile
Children’s Ministry at: Link
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