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ATKINSON, NH - Jean R. (Grace) Starner, 63, a resident of Atkinson for the past 35 years, died February 15, 2018, after a brief illness.
Born and raised in Cambridge, Mass., daughter of the late Walter and Dorothy (Sheahan) Grace, she was a member of the Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School, class of 1972. She was employed for many years as an assembly technician and quality control inspector at Press Tek. For the past year she was enjoying her favorite job, babysitting her newest grandson.
A devoted and loving grandmother, Mrs. Starner enjoyed painting, crafts, flower gardening, and trips to the beach. She was a wildlife enthusiast and accomplished photographer who also enjoyed camping, traveling and also visiting and photographing numerous national parks.
She was predeceased by her husband of 28 years, William F. Starner, in 2005, and will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by a daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly A. and Barrett O'Brien, of Salem, N.H.; and a son and daughter-in-law, Adam W. and Sue Ellen Starner of Derry; grandchildren, Austin Starner, Savannah Starner, and Ethan O'Brien; a brother and sister-in-law, Walter and Mary Grace of Cambridge; a sister and brother-in-law, Doreen and Michael Dell'Isola, of Somerville; a sister-in-law, Judie Jourdan, of Rochester, N.Y.; a sister-in-law, and her husband, Linda and Ray Sullivan of Marlboro, Mass.; a brother-in-law, Paul Starner, of Salem, N.H.; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a companion, Lee Werling, of Atkinson. She was predeceased by a sister, Claire David, and a brother, Edward Jourdan.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Jean's Life Celebration to be held on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, from 4 to 8 p.m., at Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Plaistow, NH. Her funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home. The family requests that memorial donations be made to The MSPCA at the Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA, or to the American Cancer Society. To send a message of condolence to the family, please visit www.brooksidechapelfh.com.
Published on February 17, 2018
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