Celebrating the life of Kirby Anne Brown
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February 8, 1971-October 8, 2009
Kirby Anne Brown of Baja, Mexico, formerly of Westtown, died unexpectedly on Thursday, October 8, 2009 in Sedona, AZ. She was 38.
The eldest of George and Virginia Brown's four children, she was born on February 8, 1971 in Brooklyn, NY. Kirby graduated from Minisink High School in 1989 and SUNY Geneseo in 1993. Over the years, she managed horsefarms, drove limousines in Manhattan, worked in restaurants and operated a sucessful faux painting company out of Baja, Mexico.
Kirby had the uncanny ability to bring out the best in other people, she was an incredible friend to many. Her powerful spirit changed and saved peoples lives as she touched them. She was affectionately known to her cousins as " their action figure cousin".She left an indelible imprint on the lives of her family and friends and she leaves this world a better place for having lived. Her family asks that those who had the good fortune to have known Kirby, to come to her services with your best stories and your best pictures of her.
In addition to her loving parents, George and Ginny of Westtown, she is survived by her sister Kate Holmes and her husband Mitchell of Baja, Mexico; her brother Bob and his wife Kory of Darien, CT; and her sister Jean Allison and her husband Michael of VanKleek Hill, Ottawa; her niece Lyle and nephews George and Angus; as well as many dear aunts, uncles, beloved cousins both in the States and in Scotland and friends too numerous to list.
Visitation hours will be held on Thursday, October 15, 2009 and Friday, October 16, 2009 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc., 130 Highland Avenue, Middletown, NY 10940. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Saturday, October 17, 2009 at 10:30 am at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 45 Highland Avenue, Otisville, NY. Kirby's Godfather, Monsignor Larry Hinch of Brooklyn, will officiate. Cremation will take place at Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope, NY.
Memorial contributions in Kirby's name may be made to either The Friends of the Orange County Arboretum, 416 Rt. 211, Montgomery, NY 12549 or
or to Parkinson's Unity Walk, P.O. Box 275, Kingston, NJ 08528 or
Funeral arrangements under the direction of Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home.www.applebee-mcphillips.com
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