Maryanne Theresa Kirby

May 16, 1949December 1, 2018

James Francis and Maryanne Theresa Kirby, of Norwich and formally of Clinton, passed away on December 3rd and December 1st respectively.

Maryanne was born on May 16, 1949, and was raised in Bridgeport, the daughter of John and Marie (Scalzi) Matthews. James was born on August 11, 1945, and was raised in Stratford, the son of James and Susan (Kelly)Kirby.

Jim was an avid sailor and musician. Maryanne worked for Unilever in Clinton for over 30 years and enjoyed caring for her grandchildren.

They are survived by their children, Michael Kirby and his wife Kate of Westport, Karen Argarin and her husband Lou, of East Lyme and James Kirby and his wife Melissa of Darien; grandchildren Jason, Evan and Kyle Kirby and Nicholas and John Argarin. Maryanne is survived by her sister Sandra Miller and her husband Ed of Fairfield and nieces Jonna, Noelle and Gina and nephew Sean. Jim is survived by his brother Robert Kirby of Sydney, Australiaand Nephew Liam. They were predeceased by their grandson Alexander Argarin.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, December 7th from 8:30am-10:15am at Swan Funeral Home, 80 E. Main St., Clinton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, December 7th at 11am in St. Mary Churchof the Visitation, Grove St., Clinton. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital or to the ALS Association.


  • Calling Hours Friday, December 7, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, December 7, 2018

Maryanne Theresa Kirby

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Sonja Langer

December 6, 2018

To the family of Jim and Maryanne. May it help that others share your grief in your loss . I have many fond memories of Maryanne. We worked together at Unilever in customer service for several years. She was always joking around. Several times she would say to me stop working and help me with what I should make for supper tonight. I can't say I was much help in that area. We went to several work related functions together and yes sometimes we had too many drinks but we always had fun. We don't know when it will be our last so give a loved one a hug while you can. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.