Audrey T. Starkey of Keene, passed away peacefully on her 94th birthday Thursday, March 9, 2023, surrounded by her family.
Audrey was born in Keene on March 9, 1929, to Cecelia (Marrotte) and Aubrey Tucker. After graduating from Keene High School in 1947 she attended Keene Teachers College, graduating with a BS degree in Home Economics.
After raising her 4 children and keeping books for her husband’s masonry contractor business, she taught Life Skills at Keene High School for 22 years.
Audrey was an active member of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed teaching, cooking, sewing, being a Girl Scout Troop leader, and spending time with family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell O. Starkey and her son, Russell A. Starkey. She will be dearly missed by her other 3 children and their spouses Kim and Dennis Skurulsky of Wisconsin, James A. and Karen Starkey of Keene, Linda and Jim Spronatti of Florida and her daughter-in-law Susan Starkey (Reed) of Keene. She will also be missed by her brother and sister-in-law William and Lynda Tucker, 10 granddaughters, 23 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
In accordance with Mrs. Starkey’s wishes there will be no service. Her family will celebrate her life privately at a later date. She requests any contributions be made in her memory to the Herma Heart Institute at Children’s Hospital of Milwaukee, 8915 W. Connell Ct., Milwaukee, WI 53226, in honor of her great-grandson, Jack Meuler of Wisconsin. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. www.cheshirefamilyfh.com.