Paul T. Kirk, 88, died peacefully and comfortably surrounded by his children on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Continuing Care at Linden Ponds in Hingham following a period of declining health.
He was born in Woburn on February 14, 1926 the son of the late Paul Kirk and Rose (Flaherty) Kirk.
He is survived by his three sons Kenneth R. Kirk and his wife Lorraine of Shrewsbury, Steven G. Kirk and his wife Maria Claudia of East Weymouth and Paul D. Kirk and his wife Marla of Southborough. Cherished grandfather of Gabriela Kirk, David Kirk, Catalina Kirk, Brian Kirk, Alexander Kirk, Samantha Kirk and Jeannie Kirk. Brother of Marie Ward of Woburn, Thomas Kirk of Woburn, Lawrence Kirk of Woburn and Charles Kirk of Chelmsford. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Husband of the late Jean T. (Fay) Kirk who died on March 16, 2000 and brother of the late Eleanor Quigley, Roseanne Costello, Robert Kirk and John Kirk.
Paul spent his formative years in Woburn and was a graduate of Woburn High School. He served his country proudly as a Sergeant with the United States Army during World War II. He served in the Asiatic Pacific Theater Campaign and the European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign. When he returned from the war he was able to attend college on the GI Bill at the Bentley School of Accounting in Waltham. For over 30 years he was the Vice President of Operations for Pine Manor Junior College in Newton. He has been a resident of West Harwich for the past 22 years and previously resided in Natick and Wayland for many years. He was an active member of both St. Ann and St. Zepherin parishes and served as an usher for years at St. Zepherin as well as a member of the mens bowling league. He was an avid golfer, bowler, and enjoyed watching and participating in sports. He was devoted to his family and enjoyed the time spent with them.
Visitations will be held on Monday, March 24, 2014 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the John C. Bryant Funeral Home, 56 Pemberton Road (Off Rte 30), Wayland.
Family and friends may gather at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 9:00 am followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am at Good Shepherd Parish at St. Zepherin Church, 99 Main St (Rte 27), Wayland. Interment will follow in the Kirk family lot in St. Zepherin Cemetery, Bent Avenue, Wayland.
For online condolences please visit www.johncbryantfuneralhome.com.