James M. Kirlin
Glenburn and Houlton - James M. Kirlin, 79, passed away peacefully November 3, 2019. He was born in Houlton April 16, 1940, the son of Gus and Vivian (Collier) Kirlin.
Jim grew up in Houlton and graduated from Houlton High School. After graduation he married Celia Kaminsky and they moved to Waterbury, Ct. While living in Connecticut, they had their first two children, Jeffery and Brenda. In 1968, they moved back to Maine and settled in Bangor. Soon after, they had their third child Tommy. Jim retired from St. John's Catholic Parish, after working for 35 years at St John's School and Catholic Church as their longest serving Sexton. He loved the ocean and all outdoor activities.
Jim was predeceased by his wife of over 25 years, Celia; parents; Gus and Vivian; brothers Robert and Richard; sister Noreen.
He is survived by children, Jeffery Kirlin of Bangor, Brenda Stout and husband Scott of Glenburn, Thomas Kirlin and wife Gilian of Bradford; grandchildren, Sara Ellis and husband Todd, Benjamin Stout and wife Brianna, Zachary Kirlin and wife Catherine, Konnar Kirlin, Garrett Kirlin; great-granddaughter Lily Stout; sisters, Gerry Scott and husband Charlie, Carol Bell and husband Frank; brother Daniel Kirlin and wife Sue; several nieces and nephews. He will also be missed and remembered by special friends, Dan and Mary McKay, and Scott, Melissa, Eric and Miranda Fish.
The family would like to thank Beacon Hospice for their care and concern.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his memory be made to The Campaign for John Bapst, c/o John Bapst Memorial High School, 100 Broadway, Bangor, ME 04401.
Family and friends are invited to visit 4-6 PM , Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 299 Union St., Bangor. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 AM, Wednesday, November 13, at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. John's Catholic Church, 217 York St., Bangor. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Ohio St., Bangor. All are invited to the church hall for a reception following the services.
Messages and memories may be shared with the family at kileyandfoley.com
Published on November 7, 2019


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Frances Sanford Ivers
Nov 11, 2019
Sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers
Carol Bell
Nov 08, 2019
Country Basket Blooms was purchased for the family of James M. Kirlin by Carol Bell.  Send flowers
Rob Thibodeau
Nov 08, 2019
Jeff and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. May your friends comfort you, your memories strengthen you and help bring you peace.
Eleanor Miller
Nov 08, 2019
Dear friend, We grieve for your loss. May the extraordinary relationship between you and your Dad bring you strength and comfort now, and joy and laughter in the days ahead. Your good memories are a gift you gave to him during his life and to yourself for always.
Love, Eleanor & Lew Miller
Nov 08, 2019
Jeff and your Family,
So sorry for your loss. God comfort you and yours
during this time.
Bev Sullivan-Mudgett
Nov 07, 2019
Jeff and family, I am so sorry to hear of your dads passing. Remember all the memories you share to get through this. May God bless you all