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Francis J. Kirk Obituary


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“I was very sad to see of Francis' passing. He was a man to always look-up too.A friend of many years,I have many wonderful memories of him.From a...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: LARRY MYERS - formaly boonville, NY

“My sympathies are with the Kirk family on your recent loss. ”
2 of 21 | Posted by: Eileen Kornmeyer - Dallas, TX

“THE KIRK FAMILY YOU'RE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS FRED AND PATSY SMITH ”
3 of 21 | Posted by: Fred and Patsy Smith - LOWVILLE, NY

“SORRY to learn of francis death. god bless you all .our prayers are with you. ”
4 of 21 | Posted by: DAN MUHA - ROME, NY

“What a beautiful remembrance of your father's life. ! May God BLess you all. ”
5 of 21 | Posted by: ellen gigliotti - Oneida, NY

“We are so sorry to hear about Fransis's passing and our deepest sympathy to his family and friends.Fransis was a person who always greeted any one he...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Chuck and Sandy Matthews - NY

“Jeannie, so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. May he rest in peace. ”
7 of 21 | Posted by: Linda Seymour Glover - Utica, NY

“To the Kirk and Bowen family, Please accept our deepest condolences for the loss of your father and grandfather. We are sorry that we are unable to...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: Scott & Eva Flansburg - Boonville, NY

“The family of Francis Kirk must be comforted by the knowledge that he left to his family a legacy of work done with wonderful skill and energy. ”
9 of 21 | Posted by: Rudolph Bobka - Sciota, NY

“Family of Francis J. Kirk, It is with heavy heart that I write this note to the extended family members of Francis. He was a good friend and always...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: H. Randy Charboneau - Boonville, NY

“Just wish to send you all a note that it was so good see you this afternoon. So sorry for your loss but feel that he is in a better place. We would...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Al & Alice Roggie - Lowville, NY

“to leonard an debbie an family so very sorry for your loss my thoughts an prayers are with u ”
12 of 21 | Posted by: karen yousey - boonville, NY

“We have many fond memories of Francis and Ann. Our deepest sympathies to the family and may God bless one and all. ”
13 of 21 | Posted by: David and Joan Williamson - NY

“Jeannie, I am sorry to read about the passing of your father. Remember the good times and he will always be with you. ”
14 of 21 | Posted by: Judith (Judy) Fey Lee - NY

“Please accept our deepest sympathy for the passing of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
15 of 21 | Posted by: Ed and Kathy DeRosia - Roscoe, NY

“My sympathy and prayers go out to the Kirk family. May he rest in peace! ”
16 of 21 | Posted by: Joe Sigg - Lee Center, NY

“May God be with you as you walk through this loss. I loss both my dad and Bill in the last year and grieving is hard. May the God of peace meet you...Read More »
17 of 21 | Posted by: Elizabeth Anderson - Toccoa, GA

“We offer our sympathy to all the family of Francis....He will be missed but never forgotten. He is no longer suffering and is at home with his...Read More »
18 of 21 | Posted by: Jack & Ruth Thoden - Boonville, NY

“Dear Kirk and Bowen families, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your father, grandfather and friend. I have many fond memories of him. ...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Mary Anderson

“My sympathy to the family. Many nights spent at the barn, as a teen and as a young adult. Roller skating, and I will never forget the square dances....Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Judith Ano Smith - FL

“We are sorry that we can not attend the services for Francis, but please know that he is, and forever will be, in our thoughts. We will always...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Alan & Joanne Denslow - FL


Boonville- Francis J. Kirk, 95, a former resident of State Rt. 46, and more recently of Kortenaer Village, Boonville, passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2012, while surrounded by his loving family at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville. He was born on May 31, 1917, at the Kirk family homestead farm on the Fish Creek Road, near Constableville, a son of Nicholas and Jennie Hoffert Kirk. Francis attended Byrons Corners Rural School, completing his education at Constableville Central School; afterwards for several years he worked on the family farm. On November 28, 1942, Francis was united in marriage with Anna G. Leffingwell, at St. Mary's Church, Constableville. After that the couple settled on the Kirk homestead farm, where they lived until the early 1950's when the couple purchased a farm on Rt. 12D near Boonville. For a time the Kirks operated a roller skating rink and dance hall at that farm, later converting the barn into an active dairy farm. In the 1950's Mr. Kirk was also employed as a sawyer at Boonville Furniture Co. and in the later 1950's he was employed for a builders union in the construction of Rome State School and the Fish Creek Dam, now known as Boyd's Dam, located near Swancott's Mill, in the Town of Lewis. In 1960 Mr. Kirk founded F.J. Kirk & Sons Construction Co., a company that was involved in the construction of many homes, farm and commercial buildings throughout northern Oneida and Lewis Counties. He constructed the buildings that housed the new Hills Department Store and The Pub, in Downtown Boonville, after Hills Department Store and the Village Tavern, were destroyed in a fire in November, 1969. In 1977, Francis and his wife, Anna, founded and built the Red Carpet Skate way, located on North Post St. in Boonville, which was the largest and finest roller skating rink of its kind in upstate New York. They operated the skating rink until 1981. Mrs. Kirk died on December 4, 1988. Mr. Kirk retired from the construction business in January 1978; later he operated a small farm and raised and sold many vegetables from his home on Rt. 46. After he retired, the construction business was passed to his son, Ronald, continuing under his ownership at this time, and Francis purchased land on the Fish Creek Road, where he constructed a camp and operated a logging and fire wood business. Francis was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Boonville, and a former member of Boonville Lodge of Elks # 2158, where he served as Chaplin. He greatly loved his eight children and is survived by four daughters and three sons in law, Patricia and Nelson Bowen, Nancy and Thomas Krywosa, Jeannie Kirk and long time companion, Larry Kent and Judy and James Denslow, all of Boonville; four sons and daughters in law, Thomas (Laura), NC, Wayne (Darlene), Ronald (Kari) and Leonard (Deborah), all of Boonville; seventeen grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. The last of a family of seven brothers and sisters, Mr. Kirk was predeceased by four sisters, Florence Kirk, Alyce Witten, Rita Ingersoll and Lucinda Blum and three brothers, Edwin, Erwin, and Lawrence. His Funeral will be Monday at 9:00 A.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, and at 10:00 A.M. at St. Joseph's Church, Boonville, where Rev. Sean Patrick O'Brien, pastor will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Boonville. Calling hours are Sunday 4-8 P.M. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ Our Hope at St. Joseph's Church Building Fund @ 108 Charles St. Boonville, NY 13309, or to Boonville Fire Co. Ambulance Fund PO Box 64, Boonville, NY 13309.

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