Mary Starr

Mary Lorraine Starr (nee McCarthy), cherished mother, grandmother and aunt, entered into eternal rest on July 4, 2017 at the age of 85. Born in Kearny as the youngest child of the late Raymond and Catherine McCarthy, she was best known as "Ronnie" by her loved ones. Mary wed her beloved husband, the late Thomas Michael Starr, in 1951. They lived in Alabama for a short time while Thomas was in the U.S. Army. When Thomas was called to serve in the Korean War, Mary moved back to Kearny. She also lived in Sayreville, Harrison, her much-loved home on Preston Street in Belleville, and North Arlington before ultimately moving to Brookshire Senior Living in Lawrenceville. Mary enjoyed working at West Hudson Hospital from 1978 to 1991, as well as Carl Fischer Candies later in her life. She loved nothing more than dancing and spending time with her family and friends. Mary will be deeply missed by her children, Thomas Michael Starr, Jr. (Cheryl), Lorraine Curtin (James), David Starr, and Kathleen Malkinski (Thomas); her grandchildren, Michael, Annie Kate, Thomas, Molly, Madelyn, and the late Tara Ann; and her many nieces and nephews. Mary is predeceased by her siblings, Raymond Jr., George, Kathleen, Madelyn, and Bernard. Special thanks to CareOne at Morris for taking care of Mary with warmth and kindness in her final days. A mass will be held at St. Cecilia Church in Kearny on Monday, July 10 at 11 a.m. The cremation services will be private. Internment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Posted on July 5, 2017 .