Mrs. Dorothy Kirby, 98, died on January 29, 2019 at Applewood Estate in Freehold. Visiting in the Prout Funeral Home, 370 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona will be on Friday, February 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral mass will be offered in Our Lady of the Lake Church, Verona on Saturday, February 2 at 10 a.m.
Born in Harrison, Mrs. Kirby lived in Newark, East Orange and Verona prior to moving to Freehold in 2007.
During World War II, Mrs. Kirby contributed to the effort working in various assembly departments at defense plants in Newark.
She was a long time member of Our Lady of the Lake Church, where she was active in the Rosary Society, the Convalescent Aid Program and the Church Garden Group.
Mrs. Kirby was predeceased by her husband, John E. Kirby, Sr., her parents, David and Anna (nee McGoff) Norris and her siblings, David, George, Peggy, Anna, Walter, Frederick, Marilyn and Ruth.
She was the mother of John E. Kirby, Jr. (Patricia) and Lee Gerald Kirby (Peggy); the grandmother of Sean, Peggylee, John, Brian, Bernadette, John Gonzalez and Lisa McCarthy; and the great-grandmother of Jack, Ian, Stellablue, Rebecca, AJ, Amanda and DJ.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Verona Rescue Squad, 12 Church Street, Verona, NJ 07044 would be appreciated.