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Kirk C. Byam

Beloved son, grand-son, brother, father, uncle, nephew, friend, and companion;

Kirk C. Byam, 47, of Great Barrington, Massachusetts, formerly of Dracut, died unexpectedly Friday May 8, 2020 at his home.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, August 9, 1972, a loving son of his proud parents Steven A. and Gail R. (Totton) Byam, he attended Dracut schools and was a graduate of Dracut High School Class of 1990 where he was an all-star and all-conference basketball player. He went on to attend Norwich University in Burlington, VT.

An award-winning Pest Control Specialist for JP Pest Services in Milford, NH, Kirk spent most of his career in this field working with Ecolab of Wilmington, MA. More recently he was a sales associate with Aubuchon Hardware in Great Barrington.

Kirk was a man of many talents and interests who loved coaching and was a former Lowell Girls Softball Coach, as well as coaching and being involved with his two daughters’ recreational, school, and travel softball teams. His two daughters were his continual pride and joy and he cherished spending time with them doing anything at all.

He was outgoing, friendly and fun. He enjoyed fishing, all team sports, talking to virtually anyone, and spending time with his very close friends Victor Sousa and his cousin Eric Chouinard. One of his favorite pastimes was winning and talking trash in fantasy football leagues, especially with his cousin Brent and all the losers who’s butts he kicked.

Kirk is survived by his parents, and beloved companion Shannon Maneely-Ranson of Great Barrington, MA and her son Joshua. His two daughters Sarah and Lauren Byam of Lowell; his brother Sgt. Gregg Byam and his wife Kelley (Johnston) Byam of Dracut; his paternal grandmother Ruth Byam of Chelmsford; his loving partner of 23 years and his daughter’s Mom, Oy Baythavong of Lowell; his nephews Zachary Byam and Michael Carroll, and his niece Charis Carroll of Dracut.

He was the grandson of the late Arthur W. Byam of Chelmsford, and the late Rita Totton and James Donnelly of Lowell.

In light of the Covid 19 medical crisis and state and federal restrictions a private graveside service will be held for the family at St. Patrick Cemetery. A Celebration of Life Service for Kirk will be held at a later date to be announced. E-condolences at For those wishing to make a contribution in his memory; Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL – (978) 458-8768.


Condolences (6)
  • Steven Byam  - Thank you everyone
    Kirk's mom and I want to thank each and every one of you that touched Kirk's life and ours, then and now. Your support here and on the fundraising site has been overwhelming and we cannot thank you enough for all the kind words, memories about Kirk, and your prayers for us and him. Our lives will be forever changed without him, but we'll always have the memory of how many said so many thought so well of him. Thank you all so much for that. "Nothing gold can stay" -Frost
  • Chris Coyne  - Bye for now... But Memories are forever
    Kirk, Thanks for being part of the amazing family that taught us so much. I’ll always remember the time at holidays playing basketball or swimming/grilling. Those moments were so special and I’m glad we shared them. Watch over your beautiful girls and I will do all I can to help in any way possible if opportunity arises. I hope you are at peace and that one day we will be together again in Gramps and Grams backyard with all the family again... that is heaven. Love you.
  • Paul Kazalski  - remember good times
    You will be missed Kirk. We had some great times at your old apartment, trips to buffalo, and mohegan sun. I know you will be watching over your girls the whole time..
  • Eric Chouinard  - May you be in heaven 1/2 hour before the devil kno
    Irish prayer for my first best friend, cousin, first roommate and adventure bro. May you be in eternal peace, you deserve that much. Too young, too soon. Off on another adventure and a classic Irish goodbye. But it’s never goodbye is it? Thank you being there for me and all the others you blessed along the way. Rest In Peace, Rest in Power. Now is your Hour.
  • Makayla Rutledge
    Kirk, thank you for always cheering me on when you were my softball coach. You were always so uplifting and positive but also gave us much needed criticism. You were one of the best and I’m thankful to have known you. Rest in peace
  • Maureen and George Hovey  -  Condolences'
    Condolences' to Kirk's family and friends. Kirk's friendly demeanor and positive outlook will be missed. Always enjoyed football season and talking Pat's with Kirk.
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