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Francis James KIRWIN 

Francis James KIRWIN

Male 1920 - 2012

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  • Birth  23 Apr 1920  Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Obituary 
    • James (Frank) Kirwin, 91, of Gilroy Street Newport died Sunday March 4, 2012 at the Village House Nursing Home in Newport, RI. He was the husband of the late Rita M (Kelley) Kirwin. Frank was born in Newport on April 23, 1920. He was the son of the late Joseph and Anna (Sheekey) Kirwin.

      He was a graduate of Rogers High School 1939. He began his career in 1946 in Logistics and Materials Management in Saudi Arabia, for the company Aramco. He worked around the world for Mobile Oil Company in West Africa, Caltex in New York and Indonesia and Bechtel Power Division across the United States and returning to Saudi Arabia until his retirement. A veteran of WWII, Frank retired as an Army Sargent. He was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division 1 Dennis E. Collins in Newport. He was also a member of ARAMCO retirees.

      Frank was an avid tennis player and Newport Rugby's biggest fan. Family and friends were his greatest interests. He made connections with everyone with his stories and memories of Newport.

      Survived by his three sons, Kenneth P. Kirwin and his wife Elaine, Patrick L. Kirwin and his wife Clare, Kevin A. Kirwin and his wife Ann. Six grandchildren, Jessica and husband Mark, Thomas, Kaitlin, Kelley, Lauren and Dana. Two great grandchildren Michael and Isaac Cerbo. Frank was the brother of the late the Joseph Kirwin and Patricia Lucey.

      A Mass of Christian burial will be held Thursday March 8, 2012 at 10 am, St. Augustin's Church, Carroll Avenue, Newport, RI. Burial will be held at St. Columba's Cemetery, Middletown, RI.

      Visiting hours will be held Wednesday March 7, 2012 in the O'Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring Street, Newport, RI from 4-7pm.

      In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Frank's memory to the Newport Rugby Football Club, P.O. Box #217, Newport, RI 02840.

      For more information, please go to onhfh.com
    Died  4 Mar 2012  Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I698  Family Tree
    Last Modified  29 May 2013 

    Father  Joseph Page KIRWIN,   b. 21 Jul 1893, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1978, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Anne Marie SHEEKEY,   b. 2 Feb 1895, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1981, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F15  Group Sheet

    Family  Rita Margaret Kelley,   b. 22 Sep 1923,   d. 11 Aug 2010, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Feb 1950  Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified  29 May 2013 
    Family ID  F325  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Frank Kirwin--
from 1939 Rogers Hight School Yearbook, 'The Binnacle'
    Frank Kirwin-- from 1939 Rogers Hight School Yearbook, "The Binnacle"
    Status: Located
    Annie & Joe Kirwin with children: Frank, Joe and Catherine
    Annie & Joe Kirwin with children: Frank, Joe and Catherine
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    Frank Kirwin
    Frank Kirwin
    Kirwin Family
    Kirwin Family

    Histories
    Wedding announcement of James F. Kirwin and Rita Kelley from the Newport Mercury and Weekly News- February 22 1950
    Wedding announcement of James F. Kirwin and Rita Kelley from the Newport Mercury and Weekly News- February 22 1950
    Status: Located