COREA — Kirk Umberto Barsanti, 56, of Corea passed away Aug. 20, 2011, surrounded by his family at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital. He was born Jan. 23, 1955, in Seattle, Wash., the son of Mary (Sullivan) and Fernando Barsanti.
He was devoted to his loving wife of 22 years, Linda (Reidy) Barsanti of Corea and his children, Justin Losier of Bozeman, Mont., and Gabriel Barsanti of Corea. Also, Kirk is survived by his parents, Fernando and Mary Barsanti of Antrim; his sisters, Shelley Barsanti Cohen of Vermont, Laurie Barsanti Greenlees of Massachusetts; his brothers, Jeffrey Barsanti of Antrim, N.H., and David Barsanti of New Mexico; brothers-in-law, Hal Cohen and John Greenlees, as well as nieces and nephews, Ellia, Adam and Maayan Cohen, Courtney Barsanti and Brian Greenlees. He was predeceased by his brother, Brian Barsanti.
Kirk was a graduate of Contoocook Valley Regional High School in Peterborough and the New Hampshire Technical Institute in Concord, N.H. After graduation, Kirk began a 25-year career in software engineering as a mechanical designer for GTE Sylvania. As a customer support and SQA manager for Computervision, Kirk loved to work with customers and manage various teams from around the globe. After leaving Computervision, Kirk worked for Technomatix-Unicam in Portsmouth, N.H., as a SQA/SCM and release manager. After Unicam, Kirk was employed as a senior quality assurance manager for Fidelity Investments in Merrimack, N.H. Most recently, Kirk was a SQA/SCM engineer for Scientific Services at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor. Kirk and his family loved outdoor living and spent summers camping, hiking and kayaking along the coast before moving to Corea in 2003. Kirk accomplished his dream of building a log home, and he designed and installed an off-grid solar and wind system that powered their home and garage. Kirk and his wife enjoyed gardening, cooking and exploring the back roads of Maine together. Kirk always had a smile and kind word for everyone he met. As one neighbor wrote, “the world has lost the nicest man.”
A celebration honoring Kirk’s life was held at the Antrim Presbyterian Church in Kirk’s hometown of Antrim, N.H., on Aug. 27, 2011. A private burial is planned