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Charlotte G. (Smith) Starr

January 19, 1928 ~ October 5, 2018 (age 90)

STOW - Charlotte G. (Smith) Starr, 90, passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter on October 5, 2018.  Born in Whitinsville, MA, she was the daughter of Butler H. and Lena (Beinema) Smith. She was the widow of Donald McLean Starr, to whom she was married for thirty-six years before his passing in 1985.   She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend who will be greatly missed.


Mrs. Starr grew up in Whitinsville, Upton and Grafton, MA and attended Barbizon School of Modeling in NYC.  She was a long-time resident of Acton, MA, where she raised her family and worked for the Lowden Insurance Agency and the Gallant (and Brock) Insurance Agency.


She spent her later years as a resident of Littleton, MA and especially enjoyed playing Scrabble and Mahjong with friends at the Littleton Senior Center. She remained an active member of the West Acton Baptist Church and served as treasurer for many years. She loved the Lord and prayed every day. She enjoyed reading, knitting, all kinds of puzzles, and spending time with family.


She is survived by her two daughters and their families – Linda (Starr) and Stephen R. Blakeney of Nashua, NH, Carolyn (Starr) and Michael A. Case of Stow, MA,  Ian and Samantha Blakeney of Pembroke, NH, Brett Blakeney of Billerica, MA, Paul and Chadyn Case, of Worcester, MA, and Joel and Kateland Case and their son Lewis, of Sophia, NC.  She is also survived by a sister, Leona (Smith) Cook of Whitinsville, MA, and many nieces and nephews.  She was pre-deceased by her husband, her parents, and brothers Henry, Mike, and Sidney Smith, and sisters Jennie (Smith) Downs and Anna (Smith) Gleason.


Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Acton, MA at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by McGaffigan Family Funeral Home, 37 Main St. Pepperell, MA.  Gifts in her memory may be made to the West Acton Baptist Church, General Fund, 592 Massachusetts Ave., Acton, MA 01720. 

Donations may be made to:

West Acton Baptist Church General Fund
592 Massachusetts Avenue, Acton MA 01720

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