Orange- Sylvia M. Kirby, 85, devoted wife of 62 years of Albert T. Kirby of Longmeadow Rd., passed away August 22, 2005. Mrs. Kirby was born in New Haven a daughter of the late Francis and Cecelia Sebeste Standorf and resided in Orange for many years. She enjoyed traveling the world with her husband during his years as a captian for TWA. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children: Patricia Jones and her husband, Rob Jones of Westford, MA, Peter Kirby and his wife, Julie Kirby of Fairfield, CT, Albert Kirby, Jr. and his wife, Penny Kirby of Vero Beach, FL, her loving grandchildren, Albert & Melissa Kirby, Alyson, Meghan and Kevin Jones, Stephanie & Peter Kirby. She was predeceased by three brothers, Frank, Theodore, and John Standorf. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, Thursday, August 25, at 10:15 a, m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated in Holy Infant Church, Racebrook Rd., Orange at 11 a.m. Friends may call Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. Burial in Orange Center Cemetery.

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  1. Dear Al,Al,Pat,Peter It was such a shock to us to receive your phone call About Dear Sylvia. Sylvia has been a true friend and neighbor for many years, she has always been very special to us.Her smile and cheerfulness will be missed by many.May Jesus give you the strength to help each other; knowing she is at peace and will live forever in your hearts. We love you all and send God’s Blessings during this difficult time.

  2. Dear Aunt Pat, Uncle Rob, Aly, Kevin & Meghan, I’m sorry that you are all going through such a difficult time. Hang on to the loving memories and know that your mother, mother-in-law, grandmother is now an angel to look over you. You will meet again, in the meantime live your lives to the fullest and carry on her legacy. Much love, Vickie

  3. Dear Pat – I was sorry to read about your mom in today’s Register. I’m sure your family is missing her a great deal. It was a pleasure to see you again at the Amity reunion, but I’m sorry this is the follow-up. My sympahty to all of your family. Essie

  4. Dear Pat & family: So sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. In the few times we met her she was always cheerful and loving. May the Lord give all of you the strenght and confort you need at this trying time. You are in our prayers, David & Silvia

  5. Dear Pat and Rob…I’m so sorry to hear of your loss…Pat, you were such a devoted daughter all of these years driving to and fro…I only hope that my daughters will take care of Mary and me so well!!! Your whole family is so dear to me…I have been lucky to be a small part of it….we will be praying for you…much love, James & Mary Bulger

  6. Dear Pat, Aly and Rob: We are sorry to hear about your Mom and Grandmother. May she rest in Peace in Heaven and watch over you. God Bless, Patrick, Katy and Caroline

  7. Dear Pat, I am saddened to learn of your loss. No doubt, your Mother is in a peaceful place and looking down upon a loving daughter. With love, Tasha

  8. Dear Pat, Rob, Aly, Meghan and Kevin…we are sorry to hear about the passing of your grandmother. We send you big hugs and wishes of well-being. With our deepest sympathy, Tasha and Tim

  9. Grandma was my guiding light through all the times in my life I thought were so rough. She reminded me how those problems weren’t so bad and how to keep going. I remember the phone conversations and when Grandma taught me how to crochet. I’ll never forget the bag of goodies she always gave me when I had to go back home. I loved visiting Grandma and I’ll never forget her. I miss you, Grandma, but you’ll always be watching over me.

  10. I am so sorry to hear that Sylvia passed away. She was an amazingly vibrant and cheerful person. Seeing her was always a pleasure. I am very sorry for your great loss. Stanley Roth, M.D.

  11. I could not have asked for a more wonderful grandma in my life. She was so full of life, love, and happiness. She had a love with my grandpa that was beyond words. I looked up to her attitude and her spirit. I already miss you like crazy grandma. I love you so much and I know you are watching over us. Love, Meghan xoxoxoxo

  12. I would like to say how sorry I am for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family in your time of grief. If you need anything let me know.

  13. Pat, I was so sorry to learn of your mom’s death. I still miss mind even though she has been done for a long time. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Tommy & Louise St.Amant

  14. Pat, Please accept our heartfelt condolences for the death of your mother. What a wonderful daughter you have been to her. She could not have asked for better. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Susan and Tim

  15. Pat, Rob & Family My deepest sympathy. May you be comforted by all the happy and loving moments you have shared together.

  16. Please know that all of you will be in our thoughts in the days and weeks ahead. I hope that through those thoughts you can feel the support, strength and compassion that we send. Love, Cindy and Ron

  17. Sil, We all miss your laugh which was special in it’s own and you thankfully passed it down to Pat and she to one of our daughters. You were always there with a smile and a chuckle and made everyone comfortable with your presence. You are in a nice place and we all think of you constantly. Miss and Love you. Rob

  18. To Grandma, What a beautiful woman, grandmother, wife, sister, daughter and person. We’re so lucky to have known you, and your lovely spirit. You are so loved and I will miss you forever. I’m so thankful you were one of the brightest lights in my life, and will remember you and keep you with me always in my heart. I love you so much, Aly xo

  19. We are friends of Al and Penny. We wish to express our sympathy for your sudden, unexpected loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  20. What a very special mother you were to Pat. I will always remember so fondly how you made me feel a part of your family when you & Al met Pat & I in SFO when we went to our first flight attendant base back in 1971. You always had such a grace and kindness to you that was evident in your sweet smile and ready laugh. I know you are in a better place and it is those who are left behind that grieve your presence in their lives. I am so honored to have known you. love, penny jones watkins

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