Lawrence J.’Larry’ Kirk Sr.

January 31, 2017

Lawrence J.’Larry’ Kirk Sr.
U.S. Veteran

US Army National Guard

Lawrence J. “Larry” Kirk Sr.- in Woburn,Tuesday evening January 31st at the age of 75. Beloved husband of Paula (Sullivan) Kirk. Devoted father of Ellen Kirk of N.Reading, Lawrence J. Kirk Jr. and Barbara of Woburn, and Michael J. Kirk of Hudson NH. Loving brother of Marie T. Ward, Thomas R. Kirk both of Woburn, and the late Paul, Eleanor, John, Sissy, Robert, Charles, and Rita. Loving “Grandpa” of Justin Kirk. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Saturday, February 4th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Friends and relatives are respectfully invited to call Friday evening, February 3rd, from 3 – 7p.m. Remembrances may be made in Larry’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701, or the American Heart Association P.O. Box 417005 Boston, Ma, 02241.

OBITUARY:

Lawrence J. “Larry” Kirk passed away Tuesday evening, January 31st. The beloved husband of Paula (Sullivan) Kirk, he was seventy five years of age.

Born in Woburn , Larry was one of ten children born to the late Paul T. and Rose (Flaherty) Kirk. Raised and educated in Woburn, Larry graduated from Woburn High School along with the Class of 1958.

After high school Larry had secured a position in Boston as a bookkeeper. Taking great interest , he had attended Bentley College receiving his Associates Degree and continued to further expand his knowledge and expertise. From Boston he went to Star Market, General Foods, where he remained for a good number of years and then to Aritech, where he retired from. He had also throughout the years did some private accounting on his own.

Through a mutual friend he was introduced to Paula Sullivan and in 1963 they became husband and wife. Together they have journeyed over the next fifty three years together, bringing into the world, three great children to whom he ws most proud.

They made their home in Woburn, where they have raised their children and still remain. Summer months was never without a vacation at York Beach ,Maine where some wonderful memories were made and shared. Even day trips were often taken there as Larry and the family had an infinity for the ocean. The long walks , sunsets, swimming, games and sand in their toes were always times enjoyed by the Kirk’s.

Anniversaries were always special times for Larry and Paula and often celebrated travelling to a place that was relaxing and fun. Hawaii, Bermuda, or Canada to name a few, but again many trips were often shared in Maine by the ocean’s edge.

The Lions Club was an organization that he belonged to for a number of years, enjoying the commerarderie of other Woburnites. He also enjoyed being a member of the Towanda Club; enjoying a few strings of candlepin bowling both there and at the Bowladrome, where he had for several years been a member of a league team. Larry was also a member of the National Guard of Massachusetts with Company D, Engr., Battalion Corps of Engineers SP5 E5.

Larry enjoyed a great sense of humor and was very quick witted. He loved being with his family and shared a very special relationship with his grandson Justin, to whom he was so very proud to be called “Grandpa.”

Sadly, Larry is predeceased by his parents, as well as his siblings, Paul, Eleanor, John, Sissy, Robert, Charles, and Rita. He is lovingly survived by his beloved wife Paula (Sullivan) Kirk; his children Ellen Kirk of N.Reading, Lawrence J. Kirk Jr. and Barbara of Woburn, and Michael J. Kirk of Hudson NH; his siblings Marie T. Ward and Thomas R. Kirk both of Woburn; and his grandson, Justin Kirk. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Saturday, February 4th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Friends and relatives are respectfully invited to call Friday evening, February 3rd, from 3 – 7p.m. Remembrances may be made in Larry’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701, or the American Heart Association P.O. Box 417005 Boston, MA, 02241.

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  1. Paula,
    Sorry to hear of your loss. Larry and I worked together for years at Aritech. He was always talking about his family as a proud dad would do. Condolences to you and the family.
    Edward Orsi
    Pompano Beach, FL

  2. Dear Aunt Paula, Ellen, Larry and Michael,
    So sorry for your loss. Uncle Larry who would always call himself the Youngest and best looking brother. I will miss his humor and his stories he would tell me about my dad. He is in heaven filling everyone who has gone before him with whats going on. He will always be with you.
    Love, Barby

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