January 25, 1925 - September 19, 2013

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Obituaries » RICHARD H. KIBBY

KIBBY, RICHARD HALE, of Barre, entered eternal rest on September 19.  He was born in Ludlow on January 25, 1925, the son of Ernest Lorenzo Kibby and Marjorie Piper Kibby.  He grew up in various locations in Vermont, including Ludlow, Rochester, and East Brookfield. In adult years, he lived mostly in Vermont, but also resided at various times in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and California. Since 1989, he has resided at Onward Street in Barre. Mr. Kibby worked in various occupations during his lifetime, including factory production at Pratt and Whitney, quality control at Sprague Electric, tools and insurance sales throughout Vermont, farming in East Brookfield, custodial service at Randolph High School, and rural mail delivery. He retired from the US Postal Service shortly after moving to Barre in 1989. In his younger years, “Dick” especially enjoyed baseball, bowling, horseshoes, hunting, going to stock car races, and collecting stamps and coins. In later years, he took pleasure in bingo, tending his gardens and raspberries, watching his Red Sox on television, playing games such as cards and Parcheesi, and telling his “stories.” Mr. Kibby served in the U. S. Navy during World War II from 1943 to 1946.  He was active in the Masons, the National Grange, and the Shriners, often achieving the highest rank in each organization.  He was also a member of the American Legion, the VFW, and the East Brookfield Congregational Church, among others. Richard was predeceased by his wife, Christina; both of his parents; his daughter, Gloria Caton; his sister, Lucia Frisk; his son-in-law, Hector Meikle; his half-brother, Lawrence Piper; and by his great-granddaughter, Amanda Sweet. He leaves surviving his three daughters, Joann Meikle of Fort McCoy, Fla.; Eileen Corriveau and husband Raymond of Williamstown; Sheila Lunt and husband Claude of Barre; one son, Robert Jarvis and wife Linda of Loudonville, NY; son-in-law John Caton of Barre; brother-in-law Eric Frisk and niece Nancy Frisk of Baltimore, MD; niece Marjorie Frisk, husband David Long, and a great-nephew, all of Spring Grove, Penn.; 14 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

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