Frederick “Phred” D. Starkey

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Frederick “Phred” D. Starkey, 55, of Troy and formerly of Swanzey and Marlborough, passed away unexpectedly on December 31, 2021, at his home with his family near, after a brief period of declining health.

Fredrick was born the son of Donna J. (Brouillard) and the late Carleton E. Starkey on October 31, 1966, in Fairfield, CA. He was educated locally at Monadnock Regional High School.

In 2008, Fredrick met the love of his life, Kay L. Davidson, at his mother’s home and have been together for the past 14 years.

He was employed by Carroll Stubbs Painting in Swanzey, NH for 3 years before retiring back in April of 2021. Fredrick also worked for Buffum Junk Yard in Swanzey as a driver for 4 years.

Fredrick had many interests such as going to van auto shows, building stone walls, swap meets, and flea markets. He enjoyed spending his time riding around on dirt bikes, going fishing, and listening to Rock and Roll music.

Mr. Starkey is survived by his mother Donna J Turner and her husband Leonard E. Turner Jr. of Troy, his three children, William D. Starkey of Keene, Lillian M. Starkey of Hinsdale, and Daniel H. Starkey of Marlborough. He is also survived by his brother Carlton Starkey Jr, and Nephew Jonathan A Starkey of Fitzwilliam. his granddaughter Selena M. Starkey of Keene, along with many cousins, nephews, extended family, and friends.

There will be a celebration of life at the Samuel E. Paul Community Center, 61 South Street Troy, NH 03465, on Sunday, January 30, 2022, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. This will be a potluck-style meal. In honor and respect for Phred the family has requested no alcohol at the celebration.

All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 S. Winchester St. Swanzey, NH 03446.

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