Obituary of Herbert A. Irish
Herbert A. Irish, 78 of Fairfield passed away (he saw the critter) with his partner Rolena by his side. Herbert was born on August 24, 1944, in Clinton, ME to the late Glenburn and Seenna Irish.
He graduated from Clinton High School, the class of 1962. Herbert drove school bus, worked in the woods and volunteered for the Clinton Fire Department and food bank. He loved to hunt and fish and did so for many years with his buddy Lawrence (Hawk) and his granddaughter Rachel. Herbert, with his dog Wild Bill at his side took home the winning coon hunting State line Title at Lyman.
He was a gruff man whose bark was bigger than his bite as he truly had a heart of gold. Herbert also liked going to concerts, partying, and roller skating.
He was predeceased by his parents, his grandparents, his brothers Eugene Irish, Louis Irish and Sonny Irish and his wife Bunny Irish. Those left to miss him are his partner Rolena Irish, his son Robert Irish, his grandchildren Ashley Gerry, Rachel Irish (who he raised since she was 2) Tila-Rae Irish, and Seth Irish; his great grandsons Tex and Owen and his sister’s-in-law Linda, Mary (Hazel), Regina, Cindy and Melissa and his special niece Glendia Irish-Arrigoni.
A celebration of life and graveside service will be held in spring. Memories and condolences may be shared at directcremationofmaine.com.